Chiquita

Choreographed by Marie Miller

Description: 48 count, intermediate line/partner dance
Music: Tropical Depression by Alan Jackson
  Easy Come, Easy Go by George Strait
  Dance by Twister Alley
                      Life's A Dance by John Michael Montgomery 
POINT, CROSS, CHA-CHA-CHA, POINT, CROSS, CHA-CHA-CHA
1-2 Point left foot forward, point left foot to left side
3&4 Cross left foot behind right, step on ball of right foot, place left foot beside right foot
5-6 Point right foot forward, point right foot to right side
7&8 Cross right foot behind left, step on ball of left foot, place right foot beside left foot
 
WALK, WALK, CHA-CHA-CHA, WALK, WALK, CHA-CHA-CHA
9-10 Walk forward left, walk forward right
11&12 Cha-cha-cha (left, right, left)
13-14 Walk forward right, walk forward left
15&16 Cha-cha-cha (right, left, right)
 
OUT, BEHIND, CHA-CHA-CHA, ANGLE, TURN, CHA-CHA-CHA
On steps 17-20 the couple is in side by side position facing LOD and doing a vine to the left with cha-cha.
17-18 Step out to left side with left foot, pass right foot behind left foot
19&20 Cha-cha-cha (left, right, left)
On steps 21-24 the couple is moving back to their right (moving toward outside wall).
On step 21 the partners step their right foot right pointing the foot toward the outside wall ( turn right for both) with the man raising his right hand to form an arch for the lady to turn under. The couple is now in tandem position facing the outside wall with the lady beginning her full turn right.
On step 22 the man steps left foot in place and the lady steps left foot forward finishing a full turn to the right. The man picks up the lady's left hand and does the Cha Cha step with arms outstretched.
21-22 Place right foot angle step to right, step forward with left & spin a full turn to right on ball of left foot
On steps 23&24 the couple does a cha cha step in place.
23&24 Cha-cha-cha (right, left, right)
 
CROSS, ROCK, CHA-CHA-CHA, CROSS, ROCK, CHA-CHA-CHA
25-26 Cross left foot across and slightly forward of right foot, rock weight back on right foot
27&28 Cha-cha-cha (left, right, left)
29-30 Cross right foot across and slightly forward of left foot, rock weight back on left foot
31&32 Cha-cha-cha (right, left, right)
 
OUT, BEHIND, ANGLE-CHA-CHA
33-34 Step out to left side with left foot, pass right foot behind left foot
35&36 Cha-cha-cha (step turn to left on first step of cha-cha-cha, right, left)
 
SIDE, ROCK CHA-CHA-CHA, SIDE, ROCK, CHA-CHA-CHA
37-38 Step out to right side with right foot, rock weight back to left foot
39&40 Cha-cha-cha (right, left, right)
41-42 Step out to left side with left foot, rock weight back to right foot
43&44 Cha-cha-cha (left, right, left)
 
WALK, WALK, CHA-CHA-CHA
45-46 Walk forward right, walk forward left 47&48 cha-cha-cha (right, left, right)
 
REPEAT
 
For line dance, replace counts 13-14 with
13 Step forward with right foot
14 Pivot turn to left
 
Here is a more detailed explanation of steps 21-24
As partners start steps 21-24 both are facing 12 o'clock.
MAN:
21 Drops lady's left hand and raises her right hand as he steps right foot to right
22 Cross left foot behind right
23&24 Does a turn to right as he does a cha-cha-cha right, left, right
He ends up facing 3 o'clock. He again picks up her left hand when she completes her 1 turn.
 
LADY:
She does 1 turn to her right
21 Moving to the right, step right foot turn right (toes are pointed at 3 o'clock)
22 Pivots on ball of right foot as body turns turn to right (now facing 6 o'clock with weight on left foot which in now out to left side-left side is facing 3 o'clock)
23&24 Continue turning turn to right while doing cha-cha-cha (right, left, right)
Lady ends up in front of man, facing 3 o'clock, with her hands held up to her shoulders where her partner reaches over and holds her hands in his (indian position)