Colo. Cha Cha

 (This page updated 1/15/2016)
1. Youtube Instruction VIDEOS:
  • To find this dance on Youtube, you can search for  "Colorado Cha Cha", "Stationary Cha Cha", "Denver Cha Cha, "Texas Cha Cha", and "Cowboy Cha Cha".
  • All 15 of the following videos use the "original, standard" 28-count, 4-wall version that is danced in Colorado --using choreography as recorded by Manny & Alice Rodela of Colorado Springs.    Be aware, Youtube contains many other VARIATIONS that are a DIFFERENT dance; those are not included on this page.
~~~~~  Videos By Rita and Jim  ~~~~~
  1. DEMO: {James R. Ingram (AZ), 3:15}  Rita Stine and James R.Ingram Dance The Colorado Cha Cha .  We do "4 walls" of the Colorado Cha Cha, then at 00:50 we switch to ballroom dance frame and finish the song with ballroom Cha Cha patterns.

  2. WALK-THRU: {James R. Ingram (AZ), 31:43} Rita Stine and James R.Ingram Walk Thru The Colorado
    Cha Cha  {Video #427} Our own 2014 how-to video.  {Demo w/104 bpm 'Tougher Than The Rest' by Chris LeDoux, then instruction}
    .  .  . We "break the dance down" into 3 parts of 8 beats each (1&2, 3-4, 5&6, 7-8) plus Part 4 the "sways" (1-2-3-4).  For me, this is the easiest way to count it.
    . . * WARNING: This video will NOT play on mobile devices: iPhones, iPads, nor Android devices -- due to copyright issues with the song.  Use the next link.
  3. WALK-THRU: Our Mobile version, Video #428 -- SAME video as #427 above, except it has the song's audio has been DELETED, to avoid the copyright issue
  4. DEMO: {James R. Ingram (PA), 4:35} Track2dance #429: 9/7/2014 Williamsport Pa -- shows us practicing part of a song as a line dance, and then a whole song as a couples dance.

    ~~~~~ Walk-Thru's By Other People ~~~~~
  5. {Calvin Senechal (CA), 2:39} Texas Cha Cha  Note he starts on the 1&2 left triple forward, the same as we do when we try to teach people this dance.  {Instruction, then demo w/97 bpm instrumental}
  6. {Cindy Pruett, 0:37} Stationary Cha Cha   (Starts on the 1&2 left triple forward.)  {Walk-thru only}
  7. {Cowboy Country Swing Club (Univ WY), 5:37} CCSC How to Cowboy Cha Cha  (Starts on the 1&2 left triple forward.)  {Instruction, then demo w/102 bpm Neon Moon}
  8. {djcurtisone, 4:35} (By Bob and Beverly Budzynski, Michigan) Learn the Stationary Cha Cha.  Note they start on the "sway" routine which would be "Part 4" on the below step sheet, but otherwise they're using the "Colorado" footwork.  {Instruction, then demo w/132 bpm Lavay Smith 'I've got A Feelin'}  (Their tempo at 132 bpm is a bit 'rushed' for my taste.)
  9. {zdcMark, 0:36} Denver Cha Cha WalkThru2 and {13:48}  Denver Cha Cha Lesson .  Note he starts on the "R fwd rock" step Count 3, which is the technically-correct, but (in my opinion) a harder way to learn the dance.  {Instruction only}
  10. ~~~~~ Demos By Other People ~~~~~.                       (just dancing, no instruction):

  11. {islandstation, 1:10} Stationary Cha Cha (Demo  Demonstrated by LINE dancers (& 1 couple).  They start on the usual Count 3, the rock step.  Note they do sort of a hitch step on 1&2 of the first part, but otherwise the standard "Colorado" footwork.
  12. {texdegarie, 4:03} Cowboy Cha Cha Keystone, CO.
  13. {texdegarie, 3:30} Cowboy Cha Cha Dance Silverthorne, CO.  Note man does several variations.
  14. {wolfliners, 3:30} Wolfliners - Colorado Cha Cha
  15. {danceWithJanet, 0:54} Stationary Cha Cha
  16. {19anoli56, 1:52} Colorado Cha Cha (Partner) linedance  The music is a bit fast and sounds more like rap music, but standard "Colorado" footwork.
2. About The Colorado Cha Cha:
  • This dance as choreographed, can be done as either a line dance or couples pattern dance; the footwork is identical.
  • In other parts of the country, it is apparently called the Stationary Cha Cha, the Denver Cha Cha, and the Texas Cha Cha.  In Denver it is still often called the Cowboy Cha Cha.

3. Step Sheets for Colorado Cha Cha:
  • Make sure you get the "Manny & Alice Rodela" version, which is the "original" version, which is done in Denver Colorado.  There are OTHER versions which are different.
Step sheets are now on the Step Sheet page of