Niki Cha Cha

by  Barry and Julie Earnshaw (1984)

Time 4/4. Tempo 32-34bpm. Commence in Handshake Hold, man facing, lady backing wall.  Man's steps only described.  Lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.

Bar

 

Timing

OPEN HIP TWIST IN HANDSHAKE HOLD -
THREE CHA CHA CHAS - 1 TO 5 SWEETHEART

1 LF fwd facing wall (Lady RF back) 2
  Replace weight to RF (Lady LF fwd) 3
  Close LF to RF, slightly back, to chasse LRL (Lady RF fwd to chasse RLR) 4&1
2 RF back, com to turn to L (Lady LF fwd, small step, turning 3/8 to R) 2
  Replace weight to RF (Lady RF back, slightly to side, turning to L) 3
  RF to side and slightly fwd to chasse RLR, end facing LOD (Lady LF back to chasse LRL, still turning to L) 4&1
3 LF fwd to chasse LRL 2&3
  RF fwd to chasse RLR 4&1
4 LF fwd 2
  Replace weight to RF 3
  LF to side to chasse LRL to end in R side by side position (Lady RF fwd to chasse RLR, ending RF back, slightly to side, in side by side position, having turned 1/2 to L) man joins LH to lady's LH, RHs remain joined, now both facing LOD 4&1
6 TO 10 SWEETHEART - OPEN TURN TO DOUBLE HOLD
5 RF fwd OP on L side, toe slightly turned out, slight body turn to R (Lady LF back) 2
  Replace weight to LF 3
  RF to side to chasse RLR, moving behind lady's back to L side by side position 4&1
6 LF fwd OP on R side, toe slightly turned out, slight body turn to L (Lady RF back) 2
  Replace weight to RF 3
  LF to side to chasse LRL, moving behind lady's back to R side by side position 4&1
7 RF back (Lady LF back) 2
  Replace weight to LF 3
  Three small steps fwd down LOD RLR 4&1
8 LF fwd down LOD, com turning to L, releasing hold 2
  RF to side, still turning to L 3
  LF to side to chasse LRL to end facing DW in Double Hold 4&1
FLICKS AND TURNS - ZAG ZAG - NEW YORK
9 Flick RF fwd and across from the knee 2
  Cross RF in front of LF about calf height, turning strongly 1/4 to R to face DW against LOD 3
  RF to side to chasse RLR 4&1
10 Flick LF fwd and across from the knee 2
  Cross LF in front of RF about calf height, turning strongly 1/4 to L to face DW 3
  LF to side to chasse LRL 4&1
11 RF fwd, com turning to R 2
  LF to side and slightly back, backing DC 3
  RF back, com turning to L 4
  LF to side, facing DW 1
12 RF fwd, turning to L to face LOD, releasing hold with man's LH to lady's RH 2
  Replace weight to LF, com turning to R 3
  RF to side to chasse LRL to end facing wall and partner, releasing hold 4&1
TIME STEPS WITH SPOT TURNS
13 Cross LF behind RF, toe slightly turned out (Lady RF behind LF) 2
  Replace weight to RF 3
  LF to side to chasse LRL 4&1
14 Cross RF behind LF, toe slightly turned out (Lady LF behind RF) 2
  Replace weight to LF 3
  RF to side to chasse RLR 4&1
15 LF fwd, com to turn to R, facing against LOD 2
  RF fwd, facing LOD 3
  LF to side to chasse LRL, facing wall (Lady dances a RF time step as in bar 13) 4&1
16 Cross RF behind LF, toe turned slightly out 2
  Replace weight to LF 3
  RF to side to chasse RLR, adopting Handshake Hold (Lady dance Spot Turn to R) 4&1