New Mexico Cha Cha

Choreographer Diane Jackson "Arjjaze Country Western Dancers"   08/01 ~ [44] 01405 860993 
[email]  http://www.arjjazedance.free-online.co.uk  
Description 64 Count, Partner Dance, starting in Closed Western position, Man Facing OLOD
Man and Lady on Opposite footwork throughout  - Mans steps listed
Music Land of Enchantment - Michael Martin Murphey
Gulf of Mexico - Clint Black

BASIC CHA CHA ROCK STEPS
1-4 Step Forward on Left, Rock back onto Right , Cha Cha Cha, Backwards [LRL]
5-8 Step Back on Right, Rock forward onto left , Cha Cha Cha , Forwards [RLR]
ROCK STEP, LADY INTO WRAP, LADY OUT OF WRAP
Keeping contact with both hands turn lady 1/2 turn to her left, taking her right
hand over her head to finish in Wrap position to mans right
both facing OLOD
9-12 Step forward on left, Rock back onto right, Cha Cha Cha [lady into wrap]
13-14 Step back on right, rock forward onto left
Turn lady 3/4 turn to right to face LOD, Change hands above lady's head as she turns to
finish in Side by side [sweetheart] position, Man turns 1/4 turn left to face LOD on 3rd Cha
15&16 Cha Cha Cha [lady out of wrap]
WALK, WALK CHA CHA CHA x 2
17-20 Walk forward Left, Right , Cha Cha Cha Forward [LRL]
21-24 Walk forward Right, Left , Cha Cha Cha forward [RLR]
1/4 TURN CHA CHA CHA, INTO WINDOWS CHA CHA CHA
25-26 Step forward left, pivot 1/4 turn right to face partner [hands crossed in front right hands on top]
27&28 Cha Cha Cha in Place
Lady turns 3/4 turn left to face LOD, man turns 1/4 turn right to face RLOD, Take both
hands over lady's head and drop down into 'Windows'
29-32 Step right, left turning into windows , Cha Cha Cha traveling RLOD
LADY ROCK STEP, MAN STEP PIVOT, LADY 1/2 TURN TO FACE MAN
Release right hands, Left hand over man's pick up lady's right hand in Side by Side
33-34 Man   Step forward on Left, Pivot 1/2 turn right
Lady  Step back on right, Recover onto Left
35&36 Both  Cha Cha Cha forward
Pick up Lady's right hand take it over her head to bring lady in front of man facing RLOD
Keep Right hand raised, left hand down in an Arch position
37-38 Man  Step in place Right, Left
Lady Step forward Left, Right, Turning 1/2 turn left to finish facing directly in front of man
39&40 Both Cha Cha Cha In place
LADY'S "ARCH" TURNS x 2
The Following turns travel down LOD Maintain contact with both hands bring left hands
up as lady turns , right hands down.  Lady remains in front of man throughout the turns
41-42 Man Walk forward Left, Right
Lady Step back Right Left turning full turn right
43&44 Both Cha Cha Cha
Maintain contact with both hands bring right hands up as lady turns, left hands down
45-46 Man Walk forward Right, Left
Lady
Step back Left, right turning full turn to Left
47&48 Both Cha Cha Cha
LADY'S 1 TURNS INTO LOD, ROCK STEP, COASTER STEP
49-50 Man Walk Left, Right, [release lady' s left hand]
Lady Step Back Right Left turning 1 turns Right into Side by side facing LOD
51&52 Both Cha Cha Cha forward
53-54 Rock forward on Right, Recover weight on Left
55&56 Step back on right, together with left, forward on Right
TURN 1/4, CROSS SHUFFLE, SIDE ROCK, CROSS SHUFFLE
Take lady's right hand over her head into double hand hold
57-58 Step forward left turn 1/4 turn to face partner
59&60 Cross Left over right, Right step to side, Cross left over right
61-62 Right Step Side right, Recover weight to left Resume Closed western Position
63&64 Cross right over left, Left step to side, Cross right over left                         Start Again