OUT to Dance offers group dance classes in West Roxbury
and private lessons in Roslindale. Join us!

About Cha Cha

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 movement.

Cha cha is a fairly simple dance, and very popular, and it’s danced to music of all eras, including cutting edge pop music in the clubs today.

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Music for Dancing

Our cha cha dance playlist on Spotify
Santana- Smooth
Adele- Rumor Has It
Lady Gaga- Pretty much every other song. 🙂
Marc Anthony- I Need To Know
Jennifer Lopez- Let’s Get Loud
Aretha Franklin- Chain Of Fools
Smokey Robinson- Shop Around
Pink- Get The Party Started
Pussycat Dolls- Don’t Cha
Current Hip Hop and Pop Artists- tons of artists, tons of cha cha rhythms
Beyonce- Crazy In Love
Gloria Estefan- Turn The Beat Around
Miriam Makeba- Pata Pata
Ibrahim Ferrer- Bruca Manigua
The Beatles- too many cha chas to mention!
Hugh Masakela- Grazing In The Grass
The Trammps- Disco Inferno
Earth, Wind and Fire- The Way You Move, September, and many more
Angelique Kidjo- Bala Bala

When joining our Cha Cha and other dance classes, note that our OUT to Dance studio locations, West Roxbury and Roslindale, MA, are within twenty minutes of downtown Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Brighton, Allston, Brookline, Newton, Chestnut Hill, Dedham, Norwood, Needham, Westwood, Milton and Quincy; and within 25 to 35 minutes of Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Wellesley, Natick, Waltham, Braintree, Brockton, Stoughton, Canton, Foxboro, Weymouth and surrounding towns. We are also less than an hour from Providence, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.