Cha-Cha-Cha, often abbreviated to Cha Cha, yet another form of dance you will see danced at Salsa parties. The Cha Cha Cha stems from Cuban origins and gets its name from the triple step sound made on the floor by dancers.
Once again, whilst dancers may get the occasional class in Cha Cha Cha, we are the only dance company which runs an 8-week progressive course. Come and join in and learn just what fun can be had dancing Cha Cha!
Please do not get confused with Ballroom Cha Cha Cha. Whereas Ballroom Cha Cha music is energetic and has a steady beat, Latin Cha Cha music is more sensual and can include complex polyrhythms.
Many Salsa dancers can find the hardest step to learn to dance Cha Cha is the first step. Unless you are used to dancing On2 ‘leaders’ always start with their left foot and ‘followers’ always with their right foot. With Cha Cha, it is the other way around, although ‘leaders’ may wish to start with their left foot by using it to transfer weight.
That said, the count for Latin Cha Cha is two, three, chachacha (on counts 4&5), six, seven, chachacha (on counts 8&1). REPEAT: two three chachacha ...
Nevertheless, many social dancers count "one, two, cha-cha-cha" and may find it difficult to make the adjustment to the correct timing of the dance.