The secret to living a good life is maintaining a flexible spine and a flexible mind. Whether we're talking about joints or brains, there's just no room for rigidity. That's exactly what we need to do in order to be open to new ideas. We've got to take our brains out and dance on them! Do the twist. Do a little clogging. Tap. Cha-Cha. Shake it like a Polaroid picture. we'll admit to needing to have our own brain danced upon from time to time. The energetic rhythm of the Cha Cha encourages you to cut loose and let your personality show. Cha Cha adds fun to your dancing through its syncopated steps and many open movements. When you can dance many interesting combinations with ease, you and your partner will be able to feel the pulsating latin rhythms which make this dance so fascinating.
One of the most popular Latin dances in teh U.S., the Cha Cha began as a avariation 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.
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.
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.