Cha Cha is one of the funnest Social Ballroom dances you can learn. The videos below will teach you the most basic Cha Cha dance steps for men and women.
The Cha Cha originated in Cuba and has been named so because of the “triple shuffle” that is apparent in most basic steps. It’s a dance that incorporates small quick steps to match the fast Cha Cha music. This dance has lots of hip and body action on every step to give it a latin look. Social style cha cha fits many modern Latin and pop songs like Marc Anthony’s “I need to know” and Santana’s “Smooth” (Feat. Rob Thomas).
The way you count the cha cha dance is: “1,2,3, Cha, Cha” and repeat. The 1,2,3 counts are all full beats, while the Cha, Cha are half beats (therefore faster). An alternative way to count it is “Slow, Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick”. It’s 4/4 time signature.
In the first video you’ll learn 2 most popular Cha Cha basic steps. Right below it you will learn the progressive basic step, another popular cha cha step.
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