How to Dance the Cha Cha Slide

The Cha Cha Slide is an American folk song. It was in 1998 that the original performance of this line dance song came to the light. Since then it has gained a lot of popularity and is played in every other party. Willie Perry Jr. is the lyricist and the performer of this awesome dance.

This is one of the most enjoyable things that you can do with your friends in a dance party! The song is on the dance steps to follow in order to dance on the cha cha beat! So in order to learn to dance the cha cha slide, you will have to move according to the instructions being sung. If you are a mere spectator of this dance until today then don’t wait any more and learn the cha cha slide moves!


  • 1

    Take it Back:

    This is the very first instruction so you will move back with the left foot and then still back with the right one. Then take a step back again with the left foot. Now join your feet together by stepping your right foot with the left foot.

  • 2

    Slide to the left, slide to the right:

    In this step you will use your left foot first to go a little down towards the left. After this step you will move towards the right side using your right foot and then glide your left foot to line it with the right one.

  • 3


    Now you will hop and turn around in the opposite direction.

  • 4


    With cha cha being called out, cross the left foot on the right one and then using your right foot, take a step to move back.

  • 5


    In this step you will hop up and when you come to the ground, you will pose with your legs cross. Hop again while coming down to the ground with your feet spaced out.

  • 6

    Clap your hands:

    Stand straight and then put your hands together and clap on the beat. When it goes “Everybody clap your hands”, clap faster with the beat.

  • 7

    Turn it out" and "go to work:

    Rotate to the left side.

  • 8

    Hands on your knees:

    In this step, do as directed and move your knees and your body inwards and outwards. Finally jump on your left foot and then jump back on your right foot and at the same time, pull out your left foot and do it again.

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