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CHAChaCha

Consist of small basic steps and a lot of hip movements to allow a flow between the feet and the hips. The Cha-Cha-Cha is danced in 4 beats. You may have heard the Cha-Cha being counted like One, Two, Three ,ChaCha. To have fully master the dance style of ChaChaCha you must have the cuban flow moving throughout your hips. Moving up and down in a very unique way. The movement is an alternation between the hips making a horizontal 8 sign with your hips. The couple must maintain the staccato rhythm (quick and sharp beats), and must follow a latin rhythm called “Clave”.

 
 
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Latin ballroom dance style

Chachacha

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A deep dive into history

The Cuban island gave birth to this marvelous dance called the Cha Cha Cha in the 1940s. Cha Cha Cha got its named from the beat melody that echoes through the feet shuffling. The creator Enrique Jorrin, created the dance style from a variant of rumba and mambo. The Cha Cha Cha is a fairly recent dance that is a combination of the Rumba and the Mambo. It gained rapid popularity because of its simplicity. As a competition dance it appeared later than other Latin-American dances. Since its introduction it has been subjected to various modifications enabling dancers to perform it in several ways. It can be danced in pairs or at a distance..

 

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