This page under construction. Requesting assistance to write the Follower Perspective and Advanced Concepts. Also, page is based completely off of Werner's choreography, so it may contain too much/too little information. The videos of Alemana online are completely different from what we learned.
Introduction: A Bronze level move for Cha-Cha.
Frame: Latin. Count: 4 beats.
Leaders and Followers: As said above, this was learned from Werner's routine. The instructions below represent what we learned, but do not seem to match the Alemanas listed online.

Instructions (Leader Perspective)
You have just finished a cha-cha-cha to your left. Your left arm is up, but your right arm is not connected to your follower.
2: Upon completion of this move, you will face 90 degrees to the right to your current position. Right foot slides behind and past your left foot, thereby turning you to face the correct direction. Left hand is above your partner's head.
3: Left foot slides back to the right foot. Push off with your right, and your left foot steps to the left. With your left arm, you have spun your partner such that you are now facing the follower.
Cha-Cha-Cha: Right foot does a forward cha-cha-cha. However, because you and the follower are both stepping forward, TAKE SMALL STEPS. Seriously. You want to end this count with your partner slightly in front of you and to your side, not past you. In addition, you come back into closed frame.
The counts below may not be part of Alemana, but they are part of the routine Werner taught. Following this comes the Fan.
2: Weight shifts forward onto your left foot. Your upper body is turned/twisted to your right to accommodate your partner. The smaller your steps in Cha-Cha-Cha, the easier this is.
3: Weight shifts back onto right foot.
Cha-Cha-Cha: Do a Rondo chasse.

Instructions (Follower Perspective)
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Tips and Tricks
  • Big Steps. Small Steps. During counts 2 and 3, take big steps. That way, when you do cha-cha-cha with small steps, you have room to work with.
  • No Pot Stirring. Leaders, this is a common mistake. The follower only needs a slight direction/impetus to spin. You don't need to move your left arm above them like you were stirring a big pot. Hence, your left hand should be above the follower's head

Advanced Concepts
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