7 Ways To Get Your Cha Cha Even More Hot (One for Each Day Of The Week)

Dance Insanity-How to Dance Cha Cha Chasses
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A Chassé a day, takes your Cha Cha all the way!

Done in a variety of combinations, Chassés (pronounced “Sha-says”) are triple steps, danced to a Quick-Quick-Slow timing. And they are EVERYWHERE! So, let’s supersize your Cha Cha by practicing these 7 Chasse combinations. It only takes 5 minutes per day. Let’s get it rolling!

Chasse #1: Side Chasses

Side Chasse Footwork: Side, Together, Side

Combination:
Back Rock Step, Side Chasse
Forward Rock Step, Side Chasse

Practice:
5 sets slowly with counts
5 sets with music.

Tips: 
Keep steps small.

Chasse #2: Forward & Back Chassés (Locks)

Forward Lock Footwork:
Forward, Cross Behind, Forward

Back Lock Footwork:
Back, Cross in front, Back

Combination:
Back Rock Step, Forward Locks
Forward Rock Step, Back Locks

Practice:
5 sets slowly with counts
5 sets with music.

Tips:
Practice 3 consecutive sets of locks forward & back.

Chasse #3: Forward & Back Chassé (Runs)

Forward Runs Footwork:
Forward, Forward, Forward

Back Runs Footwork:
Back, Back, Back

Combination:
Back Rock Step, Forward Runs
Forward Rock Step, Back Runs

Practice:
​5 sets slowly with counts
5 sets with music.

Chasse #4: Compact Chassé

Compact Chasse Footwork:
Together, Together, Together

Combination:
Back Rock Step, Compact Chasse
Forward Rock Step, Compact Chasse

Practice:
5 sets slowly with counts
5 sets with music.

Tips:
Make sure to keep ankles together and feet turned out.

Chasse #5: Twist Chassé + Ronde Chassé

Twist Chasse Footwork:
Cross, Together, Side

Ronde Chasse Footwork:
Ronde (circle the leg), Back, Side

Combination:
Rock Back Step, Twist Chasse
Rock Forward Step, Ronde Chasse

Practice:
5 sets slowly with counts
5 sets with music.

Tips:
​Keep the twist chase steps really small.

Chasse #6: Twist Chassé + 7. Slip Chassé

Twist Chasse Footwork:
Cross, Together, Side

Slip Chasse Footwork:
Back, Slip Step (pull the right foot back), Close

Combination:
Back Rock Step, Twist Chasse
Forward Rock Step, Slip Chasse

Practice:
5 sets slowly with counts
5 sets with music.

Tips:
Make sure to close the ankles for the last step of the Slip Chasse.

Chasse #7: Runaway Chassé

Runaway Chasse Footwork:
Forward, Press Forward Step, Back

Combination:
Forward walk, Spiral on Right Foot, Runaway Chasse

Practice:
5 sets slowly with counts (this is harder to do with music and without a partner)

Challenge: 
See if you can figure out how to do it on the opposite side.

Which one is the hardest? Which one are you crazy about?
Drop me a comment below! Happy Chasse-ing!

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