CUCARACHA

Count:
32
Wall:
4
Level:
Beginner
Choreographer:
Hank Dahl & Mary Dahl
Music:
Right Now - Mary Chapin Carpenter
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ROCK AND HOLD
1-2Step right foot to right side, rock step back onto left foot
3-4Step right foot next to left, hold
5-6Step left foot to left side, rock step back onto right foot
7-8Step left foot next to right, hold

SWIVEL WALK (IMAGINE WALKING A TIGHTROPE)
9-10Swiveling on ball of left foot step forward on ball of right, swiveling on ball of right foot step forward on ball of left foot
11-12Swiveling on ball of left foot step forward on ball of right foot, hold
13-14Swiveling on ball of right foot, step forward on ball of left, swiveling on ball on ball of left step forward on ball of right
15-16Swiveling on ball of right step forward on ball of left foot

WALK BACK AND HITCH, STEP-SLIDE, ¼ TURN LEFT
17-18Step right foot back, step left foot back
19-20Step right foot back, hitch (raise) left knee
21-22Step left foot forward, slide right foot behind and to the left of left foot
23-24Making ¼ turn left and step left foot forward, brush right foot forward

GRAPEVINE RIGHT, GRAPEVINE LEFT
25-26Step right foot to right, step left foot behind right
27-28Step right foot to right, brush left foot forward
29-30Step left foot to left, step right foot behind left
31-32Step left foot to left, brush right foot forward

REPEAT
This dance continues to be popular and can be done to practically anything with a solid 4-count beat or anything Rhumba-feeling. It can also be done as "Cucaracha Cha" to a Cha-Cha rhythm by doing any 3-4 or 7-8 count as a Cha-Cha step instead (3&4 or 7&8).