OUT to Dance offers ballroom dance classes and more at West Roxbury School of Dance:
The cha cha is an extremely popular Latin and ballroom dance
that shares lots of style with salsa. An amazing array of well-known
music has a cha cha rhythm, from Latin favorites to current pop and hip hop tunes, from the Beatles
to Roy Orbison to Santana and more; so this is a really useful dance to know!
Ballroom Cha-cha and street Cha-cha-cha
in Cuba count "two-three-cha cha cha."
Country/western Cha-cha-cha and Latin street Cha-cha-cha in many
places other than Cuba count "one-two cha cha cha" or
"cha cha cha three-four".
Cha Cha Music: The Cha Cha
is danced to Latin music, contemporary
pop or hip hop, and even occasionally country music. The music
for cha cha cha can be either energetic or slow and sensual, always with a steady and easy-to-find beat. (Cha cha variations: "Cowboy" Cha Cha is
danced basically to any "four on the floor" music; in
addition there are a number of country western novelty dances with the names
that include "cha cha".)
Hip movement: Latin hip movement is achieved
through a simple alternate bending and straightening action of the
knees. Just shifting weight will result in a nice, relaxed hip
Cha cha is a fairly simple dance, and very popular, and it's danced to music of all eras, including the most cutting edge pop music heard in clubs today.
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