New Mexico Cha Cha
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Choreographed By:
Diane Jackson “Arjjaze Country Western Dancers” 
[44] 023 9250 4936 ~ 08/01
arjjaze@iname.com ~ http://www.arjjazedance.free-online.co.uk
Type:
Partner Dance
Counts:
64
Music:
"Land of Enchantment" - Michael Martin Murphey 

Start in Closed Western position, Man Facing OLOD
Man and Lady on Opposite footwork - Mans steps listed
 
 
Counts Step Descriptions
 
BASIC CHA CHA ROCK STEPS
1-4
Step Forward on Left, Rock back onto Right ,  Cha Cha Cha, Backwards [LRL] (lady Step back)
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 ( lady rocks back on left forward on right)
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
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
 
LADY 1/2 TURN TO FACE MAN
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 ½  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 ½ 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
57-58
Step forward left turn 1/4 turn to face partner uncross hands into double hand hold
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
 
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