The Cha Cha was created in the early 1950s by Pierre Margolie, an English dance teacher who combined elements of the Rumba and Mambo after his visit to Cuba. Strongly influenced by Cuban rhythm, Cha Cha has become famous for lively energy and driving beats, which have made it a favorite both in competition and on social dance floors around the world.
The Cha-Cha is a fun and sassy, Latin dance. With roots in cuban beats and rhythms, the Cha-Cha pattern starts on the second beat of the measure, and small quick syncopations will have you shaking it up on the floor. Though it is one of five Latin competition dances, Cha-Cha is also a popular social dance, with simple and beautifully fun lead and follow patterns.
Popular Cha Cha songs: Para Toda La Vida (Marcela Morelo), Shingaling Shingaling (Kako & His Orchestra) and I Like It Like That (Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez).
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Core Steps: 3
Total Steps: 33
Total Course Hours:
Total Videos: 33
This program utilizes the Core Step System® method.