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Chris Hookie

860/899-9950 (cell)
Chris Hookie Bio -
Known in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s as “Mr. Cha-Cha” with his Mega Cha Cha line dance hits such as Wild Wild West Boogie (AKA Todo Todo in the Philippines), Zydeco Lady, Cha Cha Con Tejas, Breakin’ The Breaks, Cha Cha Basique, and Jessica’s Cha Cha, Chris is not a newbee to Country Western line dance and partner dance choreography.

Chris’ first big hit was in 1984 with “SLO Cadillac” dedicated to cruise night of the 60’s-70’s at his home town of San Luis Obispo, California “SLO Town”. SLO Cadillac was unique at the time because it was one of the very first “Country” line dances choreographed to a pop/rock song – Bruce Springsteen’s Pink Cadillac (remember, we’re talking the 80’s here). It was soon found out that SLO Cadillac was a great dance to perform to the song that also came out in 1984, “Footloose”. So Chris can proudly claim that SLO Cadillac was the “Original” Footloose line dance.
Chris has a bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Park Management, with a minor-minor in Dance, and an Associate’s degree in Performing Arts.

Chris grew up in California but moved to the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas Metroplex for 18 years and worked his way up the ranks in municipal recreation. While in Texas, he taught dance lessons at the World’s largest BYBO – “Nine Acres”, taught line dance, Ballroom, swing, Latin, and Country Western Partner and couple dance classes for 18 years at the University of Texas at Arlington, and was the creator, Director, and choreographer of The Heart of Texas (“HOT”) Country Dancers, and the Texas Boot Scooters Dance Network.

Chris left Texas and his beloved Country Western Dance family in 2006 (to his lovely protégé, Mona Puente and her biggest fan Vince - her husband) to further his other career as a State Park District Manager for the State Parks of Massachusetts.

Chris now lives in the Hartford, CT area and still teaches dance classes in various locations the area, and enjoys his pass time as a mobile DJ and helping out his beautiful wife Donna, who is an elementary school music teacher.

Choreographer Stepsheets

BREAKIN' THE BREAKS  Chris Hookie - Oct 1998

32 Count    4 Wall    Intermediate   Music: Theme From A Summer Place by Liberace

BUSTIN' OUT  Chris Hookie - Oct 1993

32 Count    4 Wall    Beginner / Intermediate   Music: Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.

CANADIAN SUNSET  Chris Hookie - March 1995

32 Count    4 Wall    Intermediate / Advanced   Music: Canadian Sunset by Floyd Cramer

CHA CHA BASIQUE  Chris Hookie - Jan 1997

    32 Count    4 Wall    Beginner   Music: Any Cha-cha

CHA CHA CON TEJAS  Chris Hookie - June 1993

32 Count    4 Wall       Music: Hot Pink by Eddy Raven

DC WALK (P)  Chris Hookie - 1988

    28 Count    0 Wall    Partner   Music: Unknown

DFW BOOT SCOOTIN' BOOGIE  Chris Hookie & Patty Dark (March 1992)

40 Count    4 Wall    Intermediate   Music: Boot Scootin' Boogie by Brooks & Dunn

Donna's Backwalk  Chris Hookie (November, 2015)

24 Count    2 Wall    Beginner / Intermediate Line or Contra   Music: "Budapest" by George Ezra (132 BPM)

HOT COUNTRY  Chris Hookie - May 1991

40 Count    4 Wall    Intermediate   Music: Unknown

JESSICA'S CHA CHA  Chris Hookie - April 1996

    64 Count    4 Wall    Intermediate / Advanced   Music: Don't Stop The Dance by Bryan Ferry

KALIJA  Chris Hookie - Jan 1993

16 Count    2 Wall    Beginner   Music: Kawliga by Hank Williams Jr.

KRISTYN'S CAJUN LULLABY  Chris Hookie - Oct 1994

    32 Count    2 Wall    Beginner / Intermediate line/contra dance   Music: Crescent City by Emmylou Harris

LAIDBACK CHA CHA  Chris Hookie - Dec 1995

    32 Count    4 Wall    Beginner / Intermediate   Music: Feliz Navidad by Holly Dunn

MARCIA'S CONTRA WALTZ  Chris Hookie - Jan 1993

48 Count    2 Wall    Beginner / Intermediate waltz   Music: Any Waltz

RAVEN CHA CHA  Chris Hookie - Jan 1997

32 Count    4 Wall    Intermediate   Music: I Should Have Called by Eddy Raven

SASSY  Chris Hookie - Dec 1996

    16 Count    4 Wall    Intermediate   Music: No News by Lonestar

SIDE SLIDIN' BOOMERANG  Chris Hookie - March 1993

    32 Count    4 Wall    Intermediate   Music: Boomerang Love by Jimmy Buffett

SLO CADILLAC  Chris Hookie - Oct 1984

    52 Count    0 Wall       Music: Pink Cadillac by Bruce Springsteen

SOUTHLAND WALTZ (P)  Chris Hookie (1986)

36 Count    0 Wall    Partner   Music: Unknown

STOKED!  Chris Hookie - Feb 1993

32 Count    4 Wall    Beginner / Intermediate   Music: Strokin' by Clarence Carter

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