The energetic rhythm of the Cha Cha encourages you to cut loose and let your personality show.


History

One of the most popular latin dances, 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. Its infectious 1-2, 1-2-3 rhythm demands that sitters become dancers! Everybody can indeed, learn the Cha Cha.

Music

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.

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.
— Dave Barry

Characteristics

Triple steps (chasse) 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.