Beach Blanket Cha Cha
Choreographed by Tim Hand handtl@nswcl.navy.mil & Alice Daugherty(502) 897-6009
Description 64 count, intermediate/advanced partner/circle dance in
Closed position with man facing LOD, lady facing RLOD
Man's footwork shown. Lady's opposite except where noted
Music One Night At A Time - George Strait
Beach Blanket Baby - Allen Layman
 


CHA-CHA STARTER STEP, SIDE TOGETHER SIDE, OPEN BREAK, SIDE TOGETHER SIDE
1 Step left to left side
2-3 Rock back on right, recover weight to left
4&5 Step right to right side, step left next to right, step right to right side (prepping for turn to right)
6-7 Rock forward on left making turn to right, recover weight to right
8&1 Step left to left side making turn to left facing partner, step right next to left, step left to left side
(prepping for turn to left)
Hands: On counts 6-7 man's left hand-lady's right comes between both partners as they rock step.
On count 8 man's right hand will pickup lady's left hand. On count 1 man will release left hand
WALK AROUND TURN, SIDE TOGETHER SIDE, ROCK STEP, SLIDING DOORS
2-3 Step right fwd completing turn to left (releasing hands) pivot turn to left (weight on left )
4&5 Step right to right side, (facing partner) making turn to left, step left next to right, step right to side
6-7 Rock back on left, (lady's right) recover on right (lady's left)
8&1 Step left to side making turn to right, step right together, step left back making turn to right
Hands: Count 5 right hands to right
SLIDING DOORS
2-3 Rock back on right, (lady's left) recover weight to left, (lady's right)
4&5 Step right to side making turn to left, step left together, step right back making turn left
6-7 Rock back on left (lady's right) recover weight to right (lady's left)
MAN'S FOOT CHANGE LADY'S FOOT WORK
8-1 Rock forward on left, recover weight to right 8&1 Step right to right making turn to left, step
       left together, step right slightly back
(in side by side position both partners facing LOD)
ROCK STEP, ALTERNATING SIDE-BY-SIDE, ROCK STEP
2-3 Rock back on left, recover weight on right
4&5 Man's footwork done in place-step left, right, left
Lady's footwork-step left to side step right together, step left to side (lady on man's left side)
6-7 Rock back on right, recover left
8&1 Man in place-step R-L-R -lady step right to side, left together, step right to side (lady on man's right side)
ROCK STEP, PROGRESSIVE CHA-CHA'S (3 SETS)
2-3 Rock back on left, recover on right
4&5 Step forward with left, lock right behind left, step forward with left
6&7 Step forward with right, lock left behind right, step forward with right
8&1 Step forward with left, lock right behind left, step forward with left
ROCK STEP, CHA-CHA ROCK STEP
2-3 Rock step forward on right, recover weight on left
4&5 Step back right, step left together, step back on right
6-7 Rock step back on left, recover on right
MAN'S FOOT CHANGE LADY'S FOOTWORK (CHA-CHA TURN)
8-1 Rock forward on left, recover on right 8&1  Step left (making turn facing OLOD),
        step right together, step left back
(facing partner & LOD) (back to closed position)
ROCK STEP, SIDE TOGETHER SIDE, ROCK STEP, SIDE TOGETHER SIDE
2-3 Rock forward on left, (lady right) recover weight on right foot, (lady left)
4&5 Step left to left side, step right together, step left to side
6-7 Rock back on right, recover weight on left
8&1 Step right to side, step left together, step right to side
Hands Counts 8&1 palm to palm
ROCK STEP (3 SETS), SIDE TOGETHER
2-3 Rock forward on left, recover weight on right
4-5 Rock back on left, recover weight on right
6-7 Rock forward on left, recover on right
8& Step left to left side, step right next to left
Hands: Counts 8&1 go back to closed position
REPEAT