NAMES: I have found this dance on Youtube under the following names: Colorado Cha Cha, Cowboy Cha Cha, Denver Cha Cha, Stationary Cha Cha, and Texas Cha Cha. ~~~~~~~~~~ Dance Critics: Please move along to the next video. This video just shows two AARP-member Senior Citizen amateur dancers performing an elementary dance routine. (continued below) ~~~~~~~ There's nothing spectacular about this video. It's fairly amateur dancing talent, using fairly basic steps. The only thing "spectacular" for us, is that we were LUCKY enough to make it all the way through the whole dance routine, without screwing it up :) ! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MORE DETAILS: This video shows Rita Stine and James R. Ingram dancing the Cha-Cha at the Meridan Manor "Amateur Talent Show" held 2/1/2013 at the Meridian Manor clubhouse, in Apache Junction AZ. The MUSIC is Brooks & Dunn, 'She's Not The Cheatin' Kind', 112 beats/minute.
We began with a line/partner dance now called the 'Colorado Cha Cha'. After doing "4 walls" with the 'Colorado Cha Cha', at about 00:50 in the video, the man does a "walk-walk" instead the "cha-cha-cha" steps, in order to change his footwork from "same" to "opposite" the womans footwork, in order to switch to the ballroom Cha Cha closed dance frame. We then finished the dance with several more basic ballroom patterns.
The 'Colorado Cha Cha' choreographed by ??Manny & Alice Rodela (originally called the Cowboy Cha Cha when I was taught it in Denver CO from 'Becki and Company' CW dance school back in 1991) is usually taught as a 4-wall line dance, but it is often performed as a couples "pattern dance", which is how we did it. ~~~~~~~~~~ Video recorded by John Fox. Uploaded by http://JamesIngram.net, for http://PhxDance.com and http://DanceLiteracy.com .