Cha Cha Maria
TYPE: 4 Wall Line DanceRATING: Intermediate
COUNT:52STEPS:58 
CHOREOGRAPHER:Gloria Johnson
MUSIC: 125 BPM "My Maria" Dance Mix - Brooks & Dunn
SOURCE: Arista Records - Nashville, Tennesse
This dance was written at the express request of Arista Records who mailed Gloria a copy of the dance mix in March of 1996. The dance was written and presented to Arista Records and Brooks & Dunn at a breakfast for the duo in Nashville on April 6, 1996. CAUTION: This dance contains two turning vines fairly close together with another turn in between them which turns in the opposite direction. If you have equilibrium problems, see the variations note at the end of the dance.
STEP DESCRIPTION:

TURNING VINE RIGHT, GRAPEVINE Right:
1-3       Step RIGHT to right; Swing LEFT across Right (to begin 1/2 turn to right)
3,4       Swing RIGHT behind Left (to complete full turn); Step LEFT across Right
5,6       Step RIGHT to right; Step LEFT behind Right
7,8       Step RIGHT to right; Step LEFT beside Right

SHUFFLE/ROCK:
9&10    Shuffle forward on RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
11,12   Rock forward on LEFT; Rock back on RIGHT
13&14 Shuffle back on LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT
15,16   Rock back on RIGHT; Rock forward on LEFT

HEEL/TOE & TURN, TURNING VINE:
17,18   Touch RIGHT heel forward; Touch RIGHT toe behind
19,20   Step RIGHT heel forward; Turn 1/2 turn to left
21,22   Step RIGHT to right; Swing LEFT across Right (to begin 1/2 turn to right)
23,24   Swing RIGHT behind Left (to complete full turn); Step LEFT across Right

GRAPEVINE RIGHT, BESIDE:
25,26   Step RIGHT to right; Step LEFT behind Right
27,28   Step RIGHT to right; Step LEFT beside Right

SHUFFLE/ROCK:
29&30  Shuffle forward on RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
31,32    Rock forward on LEFT; Rock back on RIGHT
33&34  Shuffle back on LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT
35,36    Rock back on RIGHT; Rock forward on LEFT

STRUTTIN' JAZZ BOX & TURN:
37,38    Touch RIGHT toe across Left foot; Slap heel down
39,40    Touch LEFT toe behind Right foot; Slap heel down
41,42    Turn 1/4 turn to right (swing Right foot out to right) touching RIGHT out to right at the same
               time; Slap RIGHT heel down
43,44    Touch LEFT toe beside Right; Slap heel down

SHUFFLE/ROCK:
45&46  Shuffle forward on RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
47,48    Rock forward on LEFT; Rock back on RIGHT
49&50  Shuffle back on LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT
51,52    Rock back on RIGHT; Rock forward on LEFT

VARIATION: Steps 1 - 4 and 21 - 24 can be done as a straight grapevine for those who may have equilibrium problems.
BEGIN DANCE AGAIN
Gloria Johnson  (Updated 10 APR 2013)
Phone:(386) 218-4228
Address:Country Time Dance Lines; 2403 Lake Tiny Road, Deltona, FL 32738
Email: gloriaj@country-time.com    OR  gloriaj@cfl.rr.com
Website: http://www.gloriajohnson.us  AND www.country-time.com

ADDED TO THE ARCHIVES:    3/14/1996

Dance Copyright remains with choreographer named above. Step description layout Copyright 2000 - Country Time Dance Lines. Permission is given by choreographer and Country Time Dance Lines to copy and teach as long as nothing is altered.