the cactus club

The Mavericks

Chicago (Cha Cha)

Count:28, Wall:Partner Dance done in lines - this does not go round a room

Level: Intermediate

Choreographer: Unknown

Music Suggestions: “Un Momento Alla” by Rick Trevino; “Corazon Viajero” by Tish Hinojosa; “Something Stupid” by The Mavericks with Trisha Yearwood; “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body” by The Bellamy Brothers; “Kokomo” by The Beach Boys


Dance begins with couples in lines, hands held at waist level, right hands on followers hip. Steps for lead and follower are identical, except where noted.
1&2 Shuffle Forwards, Stepping Left, Right, Left.
3-4 Step Forward On Right Foot. Rock Back Onto Left Foot.
5&6 Shuffle Backwards, Stepping Right, Left, Right.
7-8 Step Back On Left Foot. Rock Forward Onto Right Foot.

9&10 LEADER: Shuffle Forwards, Stepping Left, Right, Left.
FOLLOWER: Shuffle Forwards, Turning 1⁄2 Right Under Leader’s Arms Stepping Left, Right, Left.
11-12 LEADER: Step Forward On Right Foot. Rock Back Onto Left Foot.
FOLLOWER: Step Back On Right Foot. Rock Forward Onto Left Foot.
13&14 LEADER: Shuffle Backwards, Stepping Right, Left, Right.
FOLLOWER: Shuffle Forwards, Turning 1⁄2 Left Stepping Right, Left, Right
15-16 Step Back On Left Foot. Rock Forward Onto Right Foot.

17&18 Shuffle Turn 1⁄4 Right, Stepping Left, Right, Left.
19-20 Step Forward On Right Foot. Release Right Hands, And Pivot 1⁄2 Turn Left.
21&22 Re-take Right hands, And Shuffle Forwards Stepping Right, Left, Right.
23-24 Step Forward On Left Foot. Release Left hands, And Pivot 1⁄2 Turn Right.

25-28 Re-take Left Hands, Angle Bodies To Right, And Grind Hips Forward, Back, Forward, Back.
(Leader Should Be Behind Follower On These Steps).Angle Bodies back To Left, And begin Again.