International Cha Cha Syllabus


Figures

Variations

Methods of dancing figures that differ fundamentally from their basic forms are listed on this page as variations. Alternate hand holds and alternate ending positions are not listed on this page, nor are alternate methods that have little impact on the figure as a whole (such as the option to replace a Slip Chasse with a Compact Chasse).
 

PreBronze

Basic in Place Closed Basic turned to L
Closed Basic Shoulder to Shoulder commenced in Open Position
Open Basic Time Step Challenge using the Spot Turn
New York
Spot Turn  
Underarm Turn  
Shoulder to Shoulder  
Hand to Hand  
Three Cha Chas Forward or Back  
Side Steps  
There and Back  
Time Step  
   

Bronze

 
Three Cha Chas in RSP or LSP Alemana commenced in Open Position
Fan Hockey Stick after Step 10 of Natural Top
Alemana  
Hockey Stick  
Natural Top  
Natural Opening Out Movement  
Closed Hip Twist  
   

Silver

 
Open Hip Twist Guapacha Timing for all figures
Reverse Top Time Step Challenge using the Cuban Break
Opening Out from Reverse Top Open Hip Twist turned to L
Aida Curl turned to L
Spiral Aida ending 1 or 2 using the Underarm Turn to R
Curl Aida after Step 10 of Reverse Top using Spiral Action
Rope Spinning Aida after Step 5 of Spiral
Cross Basic Aida after Step 5 of Curl turned to L
Cuban Breaks  
Split Cuban Breaks  
Chase
 

Gold

Advanced Hip Twist Lady's Underarm Turn during Natural Top
Hip Twist Spiral Follow my Leader after Step 10 of Natural Top
Turkish Towel Closed Hip Twist with Lady's Runaway Chasse
Sweetheart Open Hip Twist with Lady's Runaway Chasse
Follow my Leader Spiral with Lady's Runaway Chasse
Foot Change 1 (Open to Shadow) Curl with Lady's Runaway Chasse
Foot Change 2 (Shadow to Open) Cross Basic with Lady's Spiral Action
Foot Change 3 (Open to Shadow)  
Foot Change 4 (Shadow to Open)  

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