Cha Cha (or Cha Cha Cha as it is also called) is a couple's dance of Cuban origin. Cha Cha is danced to a wide variety of music from Latin to Country, as well as, today's Top 40 / Contemporary genres. The music is in 4/4 timing with a heavy accent on the "2". The basic count of Cha Cha is "1, 2, 3, 4&" or if counted to eight it would be "1, 2, 3, 4&, 5, 6, 7, 8&". One popular way to count Cha Cha is to say "2, 3, Cha Cha Cha" where as the last "Cha" represents count "1" of the music. If it sounds confusing, be assured we explain & demonstrate the 4 count timing in this video.
Cha Cha is a stationary dance, for the most part, with intersection patterns performed with Cuban motion & without any rise & fall. Cha Cha can be danced with a very flirtatious attitude much like a game of cat & mouse with quick staccato actions. Cha Cha is generally danced in a range of tempos between 96-118 bpm.
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Introduction to Cha Cha
1 - Rhythm & Timing
2 - Underarm Turns
3 - Crossover Breaks
4 - Walk Around & Back Break
5 - Tips for Leading & Following
6 - Sliding Door & Side by Side
7 - Crossbody Lead & Chase
8 - Traveling Triple & Back Spot Turn
9 - Putting It All Together
BONUS - Tips from the Champions
BONUS - Practice Music section for you to
practice what you've learned
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Dean & Dawn Garrish are Multi-Award Winning Champion Dancers & Instructors that have been teaching, competing & judging for over 25 years. With their extensive knowledge in competitive dancing, Dean & Dawn have won 2 UCWDC World Titles, 6 US Open Swing Titles & over 50 Top Teacher Awards. Dawn is also frequently a Head Judge or Judge at many events across the USA. They are also co-event directors of the annual New Orleans Dance Mardi Gras competition event in Louisiana.
During these 25 years, they have been sharing their love of dance with thousands of people all across the USA. With their championship experience, they not only teach you the basics, but also add their tips & techniques that can make even a beginning dancer into a dancer everyone wants to dance with!
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