What Are the "Cha Cha Slide" Dance Steps?


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The steps to the dance that goes along with the song "Cha Cha Slide" include sliding to the left then right, stepping backward, and stomping with the right and then left foot. Next, the song instructs dancers to "cha cha real smooth," which involves performing a jazz square.

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To perform a jazz square during the "cha cha real smooth" portion of the "Cha Cha Slide" dance, dancers first cross their right feet in front of their left, then use their left feet to step backward. To complete the move, they take a side step with their right feet and use their left feet to take a step forward.

The "Cha Cha Slide" lyrics continue on to instruct dancers to "turn it out." To do this move, dancers turn slightly to the left. Then, they step to the right and cross in front of their right feet with their left. They step to the right again, then tap their left feet against the floor next to their right feet.

Additional steps to the "Cha Cha Slide" dance include criss-crossing one's feet with a jumping motion, reversing by sliding in the opposite direction the dancers just slid, freezing in position and placing the hands on the knees. The song also instructs dancers to lean back as low as they can go and do the Charlie Brown, which is a dance move in which a person kicks back with one foot while rocking forward with the other.

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