Cha Cha

Cha Cha

The Cha Cha is a fast paced Latin dance danced to energetic music. Cha Cha dancers show their personality through flashy arm movements and quick switches of direction. The opportunity to cut loose on the dance floor makes this dance a total fan favourite.

History

One of the most popular Latin dances in the U.S., the Cha Cha began as a variation of the Mambo called triple Mambo. It was so easy and so much fun; it became the rage of the early 1950′s. It’s infectious one-two, one-two-three, rhythm demands that sitters become dancers. Everybody can learn the Cha Cha.

Characteristics

A Cha Cha lesson adds fun to your dancing through its syncopated steps and many open movements. You’ll quickly learn to dance many interesting combinations with ease, and you and your partner will be able to feel the pulsating Latin rhythms which make this dance so fascinating. Triple steps (Chasses) and rock steps are the basic components of the Cha Cha. Since the Cha Cha is derived from the Rumba and Mambo, Cuban Motion is an important aspect of this dance.

Music Used for Cha Cha Dance Lessons

Cha Cha music is written in 4/4 time and may be played over a wide range of tempos. Often in Cha Cha music, a rhythmical link can be heard between each measure resulting in an overall rhythm of 1, 2, 3, 4 & repeated over and over.

Cha Cha songs and artists include:

  • Oye Como Va, by Tito Puente
  • Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White, by Perez “Prez” Prado and His Orchestra
  • Black Magic Woman, by Santana,
  • Bang Bang, by David Sanborn

Beyond Etobicoke Cha Cha dance lessons, if you’re interested in other Latin ballroom dance lessonsSamba lessonsSalsa lessonsTango lessonsMambo dance lessonsRumba dance lessons, or Merengue dance lessons may be for you!

Sign up for Cha Cha Dance Lessons in Etobicoke

Don’t wait another day to learn how to dance. Contact us at Arthur Murray for Cha Cha dance lessons in Etobicoke today. It really will change your life! Want to know about other options for Latin dancing in Etobicoke? Go back to list of ballroom dances.

 

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