Cha Cha

American Rhythm
Cha Cha Bronze Syllabus

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New DVIDA Syllabus revised August 2011
(See old syllabus below.)

Step Name
 Ballroomdancers.com  Terry_Dean
Brett Long
_Dance_Hampton_
Roads 
itsaboutmomentum
Other_Instructors
Posture & Hold
  Posture_&_Hold
     
Components
  Components

   
Bronze I
         
1. Basic in Place
        Basic Step by Dance Lovers
2. Side Basic
Basic Basic Pattern
Basic Basic
Side Basic by Passion4Dancing
Basic by Anytime Dance
3. Progressive Basic
Progressive Basic
  Progressive Basic Forward & Back (0:25)
Progressive Basic by Dance Vision
Progressive Basic by Anytime Dance
Bronze II
         
4. Outside Partner
Offset Breaks
  Parallel Breaks
Parallels (0:11)
Outside Partner by MrMkuka100 (0:36)
5. Crossover Break
Crossover Breaks
Crossover Break w/Walkaround Turn  
Crossover Breaks w/UAT
Crossovers (0:16) Crossover Breaks by Dance Vision
6. Cross Body Lead
Cross Body Lead
 
  Cross Body Lead by Anytime Dance
Crossbody Lead by DrSwing
Crossbody Lead by David Alvarez
7._Open_Break_&_Underarm_Turn
Open Break to UAT Right
Open Break & Underarm Turn
Open Break & Underarm Turn
  Underarm Turn by David Alvarez
Bronze III
         
8. Chase Turn
    Chase   Chase by Stepping Out Studios 
9. Shoulder Check
    Catch the Back
   
10. Shadow Positions
    Sweetheart   Sweetheart by SirDanceaLot
11. Butterfly
5th Position Breaks
      5th Position Breaks by Anytime Dance
Full Bronze
         
12. Alternating Underarm Turns
      She_Goes_He_Goes

Turns by Stepping Out Studios 
Alternating Turns by MrMKuka100

13. Cross Body Pull Back
       

Spot Reverses by Dance Lovers

Cross Body Pull Back by MrMKuka100 (0:34)

14. Three Cha Chas
Progressive Cross Triples
      Three Cha Cha Chas by Dance Vision
Triple Cha Cha by Shimata100
Three ChaChaChas by jatpe2009
Three Cha Cha Chas by MrMkuka100
15. Crossover Flick to Side Break
        Crossover Flick to Side Break by MrMkuka100 (127) 

Previous Syllabus


 Step Name    
 ballroomdancers.com  Terry_Dean  Brett Long
Dance_Hampton
Roads    
 itsaboutmomentum  Other_Instructors
 Beginning Bronze
         
1a. Basic  Basic  Basic Pattern Basic Basic  Side Basic by Passion4Dancing
Basic by Anytime Dance
1b. Progressive
 Progressive Basic   Progressive Basic Forward & Back (0:25) Progressive Basic by Dance Vision
Progressive Basic by Anytime Dance
2. Open Break
 Open Break to UAT Right  Open Break & Underarm Turn Open Break & Underarm Turn    
3a. Underarm Turn to Right
 Underarm Turn to Right
      Underarm Turn by Mark & Heather
Natural UAT by Anytime Dance
3b. Underarm Turn to Left
 Underarm Turn to Left
       
4. Crossover Breaks Forward
 Crossover Breaks  Crossover_Break w/Walkaround Turn Crossover Breaks w/UAT Crossovers (0:16)  
5._Crossover_with_Double_Rock
        Crossover Rock by Dance Lovers
 Intermediate Bronze
         
6. 5th Position Breaks
 5th Position Breaks       5th Position Breaks by Anytime Dance
7. Crossover Back Breaks
 Crossover Back Breaks
       
8. Crossover Turns
 Crossover Turns
       
9. Offset Breaks
 Offset Breaks   Parallel Breaks Parallels (0:11)  
10. Cross Body Lead
 Cross Body Lead  
  Cross Body Lead by Anytime Dance Crossbody Lead by DrSwing
11. Progressive Cross Triples
 Progressive Cross Triples       Triple Cha Cha by Shimata100
12. In & Out Turns
 In & Out Turns
  Catch the Back    
 Full Bronze
         
13. Crossover Triples
         
14. Back Spot Turn
    Back Spot Turn
Spot Turn Back Spot Turns by The Ballroom Company
15. Half Moon
   
Half Moon
Shadow Position by MrMkuka100 (1:30)
16. Sweetheart
    Sweetheart   Sweetheart by SirDanceaLot
Shadow Sweetheart by Dance Vision
17. The Chase
    Chase   Chase by Stepping Out Studios