Cha Cha


Next Dates: Mondays at 8:30 – 9:30p.m. for the month of April, 2019 as part of 6-month Social Dancing Mastery course (Click HERE for more info)

Instructor: Julie Berger

No prerequisite!                                                                                                   

Cha Cha has the distinction of being one of the most dominant “pop” rhythms of the last 40 to 50 years and is characterized as having an upbeat, infectious rhythm, which creates a sense of playfulness and flirtation. The Cha Cha is said to be a combination of the Mambo and the American Swing.

Cha Cha is a Cuban innovation of the old Latin form (danson). Originally known as the Cha-Cha-Cha the Cha Cha became popular about 1954. Cha Cha is an off-shoot of the Latin dance ‘Mambo’. In the slow Mambo tempo, there is a distinct sound in the music that people began dancing to, calling the step the “Triple” Mambo. Eventually it evolved into a separate dance, today known as the Cha Cha.

The character of Cha Cha is “fast and sassy!”