These are the syllabus steps for the Cha Cha Cha, as listed in the British Dance Council Rulebook here.

Videos are by Ballroom Guide, iDanceTW, DIY BALLROOM, DancePartner2000 and Flow Dance London - many thanks for these excellent resources! Step descriptions can also be found on Ballroom Guide here.

Nomenclature

  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • Fwd: Forward
  • PP: Promenade Position
  • CPP: Counter Promenade Position
  • OPP: Open Promenade Position
  • OCPP: Open Counter Promenade Position
  • C.C.C.: Cha Cha Cha

Basic Movement - Close(d) - Open - In Place

Closed Basic Movement (the turning is optional!)
Open Basic Movement
Baisc Movement In Place

C.C.C. Chasses to L & R

Chasses to L & R

C.C.C. Locks Forward and Backwards

Locks Forward & Backward

Time Steps

Time Steps

New York to L or R Side Position (Check from OCPP & Check from OPP)

New York to L Side Position & R Side Position

Spot Turns to L or R, including Switch and Underarm Turns

Spot Turn to L & R
Switch Turn to L & R
Underarm Turn to L
Underarm Turn to R

Shoulder to Shoulder to L & R Side

Shoulder to Shoulder to L & R

Hand to Hand to R & L Side Position (Open PP & Open CPP or PP & CPP)

Hand to Hand to L & R

Three C.C.C.'s Fwd & Back and in OPP & OCPP

Three C.C.C.'s Fwd
Three C.C.C.'s Back
Forward in OPP
Forward in OCPP

Side Steps to L & R

Side Steps to L & R

There and Back

There and Back

Fan

Fan

Hockey Stick

Hockey Stick

Alemana

Alemana

Alemana from Open Position L to R Hand Hold

Alemana from Open Position L to R Hand Hold

Alemana from Open Position R to R Hand Hold

Alemana from Open Position R to R Hand Hold

Alemana Finish A and Finish B

Alemana Finish A
Alemana Finish B

Natural Top and Natural Top with Finish A & B

Natural Top

Natural Opening Out Movement

Natural Opening Out Movement

Close(d) Hip Twist

Closed Hip Twist

Open Hip Twist

Open Hip Twist

Reverse Top and Opening out from Reverse Top

Reverse Top
Opening Out from Reverse Top

Aida

Aida

Spiral

Spiral

Curl

Rope Spinning

Rope Spinning

Cross Basic

Cross Basic

Cuban Breaks - including Split Cuban Breaks

Cuban Breaks - including Split Cuban Breaks

Cuban Break - In Open Position, In Open CPP, Split in Open CPP, Split from Open CPP & Open PP

Cuban Breaks in Open Position
Cuban Breaks in Open CPP
Split Cuban Breaks in Open CPP
Split Cuban Breaks in Open PP

Chase

Chase

Changes of shape of C.C.C. Chasse (Ronde Chasse - Hip Twist Chasse - Slip Close Chasse)

10s
Hip Twist Chasse
Slip Close Chasse

Figures that may be turned to Open CPP include: Hockey Stick - Close(d) Hip Twist - Open Hip Twist - Alemana checked to Open CPP

Hockey Stick to Open CPP
Closed Hip Twist to Open CPP
Open Hip Twist to Open CPP
Alemana Checked to Open CPP

Methods of Changing Feet 1 - 2 - 3 - Foot Changes

Changing Feet - Method 1
Changing Feet - Method 2
Changing Feet - Method 3

Advanced Hip Twist

Advanced Hip Twist

Turkish Towel

Turkish Towel

Sweetheart

Sweetheart

Follow my Leader

Follow my Leader

Guapacha Timing

Turkish Towel with Guapacha Timing

Close(d) Hip Twist Spiral

Closed Hip Twist Spiral

Open Hip Twist Spiral

Open Hip Twist Spiral