Modern folk dance with ballroom dance steps and latin dance steps


Steps: Cha-cha-cha; walk walk 1 chasse; rock polka

Circle dance, change of partners

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Cha-cha-cha walk and rock polka are here used in a simple Danish folk dance.

We dance for the pleasure so you are free to select a relaxed informal hold etc.


Dance description


A Danish folk dance model for this dance could be: dance week 8 (2-tur fra Vejle) on my website of 1999 now placed on:

where the dances are described with animation figures.


Start: big circle of couples (all the dancers of the ballroom) all holding hands.


Short description:


After an introduction with a big circle, the dance consists of 2 parts: couple dance and chain to a new partner:


intr     big circle clockwise, walking steps (or cha-cha-cha walk)

1a      promenade close hold: cha-cha-cha walk towards centre and back

1b      rock polka

2        chain to a new partner, walking steps (or cha-cha-cha walk)


1a can be rock polka like in 1b.



Description in detail:


bar no

1-4           Big circle, all holding hands, clockwise, walking steps (or cha-cha-cha walk: walk walk 1chasse).

5-6           Promenade close hold: cha-cha-cha walk towards centre and back.

7-8           Couple dance rock polka.

9-12         Chain (= grand right and left) to a new partner (no. 5 maybe), walking steps or walk walk 1chasse.

13-16       Couple dance = 5-8.

1-4           Chain = 9-12.                 



Dance steps and dance figures:


Cha-cha-cha walk in circle: count: slow slow cha cha cha (slow slow quick quick slow), 1chasse, start left foot (lf) walk, right foot (rf) walk, 1 chasse (either to the side or here:) forward lf rf lf. Then walk rf …


Promenade walk towards centre: Lady (L) follows Gent (G) mirror reflected: G and L both face centre: G: lf walk, rf walk, G and L face each other: side-chasse to G left lf rf lf. Turn your back to centre and promenade walk out the same way.


Further see dance 5 Sailors lined up and dance 1 Sailor-rhinelander for the description of the basic cha-cha-cha steps and: walk walk 1chasse and of rock polka.

The dance is fast: so small steps.

If you feel like it: then a little cha-cha-cha hip movement (the ship floor is pitching).




We choose one of the cha-cha-cha melodies: Golfstrømeren (= one note for each dance step) or Calypsøer (a little more like ”West-indian”, here used for bar no. and linked to in table on top of this page).




There are many dance instruction videos with cha-cha-cha, see video list