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Cha Cha Video Instructions

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Cha Cha is a fun, sexy, flirtatious dance with a playful aggressive energy. It's a blend of other latin dances, especially mambo and rhumba. The mayor difference between Cha Cha and Mambo/Rhumba is a triple step (cha cha cha) that replaces the slow step.

Cha Cha is widely recognizable by its catchy rhythm – one, two, cha, cha, cha. It's easy to learn and fun to dance.

Like so many latin dances, the cha-cha originates from Cuba. It was developed by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrin in the middle of 1950's. Originally it was known as a slowed-down Mambo or "the triple Mambo", because of the three quick steps. It gained instant popularity because of its simplicity. In time it evolved into a separate dance, known today as the Cha Cha.

Did you know: Bruce Lee, the famous movie star and one of the greatest legends in martial arts, was also an accomplished Latin dancer. He won the Hong Kong Cha-Cha Championship in 1958, when he was 18 years old.

Cha Cha music is composed in 4/4 time (four beats to a bar of music) and covers a wide range of tempos and different styles of music. For each bar of music there are 2 slow and 3 quick steps. We may count them as – one, two, cha, cha, cha.

Cha Cha can be danced to almost any music with a good beat, from traditional Latin rhythms to club music, from country to pop. It's popularity can be heard in the music of Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Tom Jones, Carlos Santana, and many others. Cha Cha is very much a dance of today.

The Cha Cha Section:

Cha Cha Instructional Video
Check out the video for beginners where Louis and Irina demonstrate how to do the dance. You will also learn about the rhythm, which is essential for you to understand.

Basic Cha Cha Steps
Learn the basic steps, how to count the music, the footwork and the foot positions of this sexy, rhythmic ballroom dance that never goes out of style. Before you know it you will be able to take Cha Cha to any party, wedding, or place playing a Latin beat.

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