|NOTE: Begin in Contra Position, men in one line and ladies in an other (men usually face the source of music, ladies face away)
six feet separating the two lines. Opposing dancers should be slightly offset from each other so as to allow passing right shoulder to right
shoulder when both move forward. Footwork is identical for both partners. Try to maintain eye contact as much as possible during
this dance. It really adds to the "Check-it-out" theme. Preparer's Note: The song Wanda almost seems like it was written for the dance.
Using it really adds to the fun of the dance. Remember to "Check-it-Out"
CHA-CHA FORWARD AND BACK: 1 Left rock step forward 2 Right rock step back 3&4 Cha-Cha-Cha (Left, Right, Left) in place. (3 steps per 2 beats of music) 5 Right rock step back 6 Left rock step forward 7&8 Cha-Cha-Cha (Right-Left-Right) in Place CHA-CHA FORWARD AND CHECK-IT-OUT: 9 Left walk step forward 10 Right walk step forward, passing right shoulder to right shoulder and moving slightly beyond partner. 11&12 Cha-Cha-Cha in place (Left, Right, Left) 13 Right rock step back, turning 1/4 turn Clockwise to face partner. You should be lined up facing partner and able to "Check-It-Out" 14 Left rock step forward turning 1/4 turn Counter Clockwise to face original direction (and moving past partner again) 15&16 Cha-Cha-Cha (Right-Left-Right) in Place Note: You have "Checked-Out" your partner, you're interested, but let's be cool about this !!! TURN, CHA-CHA, TURN CHA-CHA: 17 Left rock step forward pivoting 1/2 turn Clockwise (still moving away--- but let's go back for another look!) 18 Right rock step forward (you should now be side by side, Left shoulder to Left shoulder) 19&20 Cha-Cha-Cha (Left-Right-Left) in Place 21 Right rock step forward pivoting 1/2 turn Counter Clockwise (moving away again but let's go back for still another look!) 22 Left rock step forward (you should now be side by side, Right shoulder to Right shoulder) 23&24 Cha-Cha-Cha (Right-Left-Right) in Place Note: Great Partner. Checks out OK --- but let's look at all of the angles !!! WALK-AROUND AND CHA-CHA: 25 Left cross step behind Right (now facing partner) 26 Right side step to right (Now Left shoulder to Left shoulder) 27&28 Cha-Cha-Cha (Left-Right-Left) in Place 29 Right cross step over Left (now back to back) 30 Left side step to left (Now Right shoulder to Right shoulder) 31&32 Cha-Cha-Cha (Right-Left-Right) in Place Note: Still looks good. Let's see if there could be an introduction !! CHA-CHA, HELLO, CHA-CHA: 33 Left walk step forward (angle slightly right) away from partner 34 Right walk step forward (angle slightly right) away from partner 35&36 Cha-Cha-Cha (Left-Right-Left) while turning 1/2 turn Clockwise. You will now be in your partner's original position, about 6 feet apart slightly offset 37 Right rock step back (Men bow and tip hats, lady's curtsy [don't be shy now!] 38 Left rock step forward (straighten up) 39&40 Cha-Cha-Cha (Right-Left-Right) in Place Note: You will not always be exactly in the right position. Use the Cha-Cha-Cha steps to adjust where necessary. Keep on Dancin'