Why You Should Learn Cha Cha
- Fun — Cha Cha is all about FUN! It is one of the most popular Latin rhythms anywhere you go. Weddings, clubs, cruises, your friends’ backyards — you’ll find it everywhere.
- Manage A Crowded Floor — It will teach you how to move fast on small dance floors, which, as you can imagine, is a very useful skill to have in your dance repertoire.
- Rhythm — You learn new syncopated rhythm, characteristic of the dance. “Cha Cha Cha” corresponds to the three fast sounds (often a cowbell) that you can’t resist moving to.
- Shine — You’ll learn how to let yourself shine! Shine refers to moments in the dancing where the leader, without touching their partner, calls to them with a showy movement and responds in like manner. This lets you really show off your personality. Cha Cha is stellar at building confidence, coordination, and self-expression on the dance floor. It isn’t about following or leading your partner, but leading with your body and eyes. Followers will learn to become aware of all cues their partner gives them.
- Control — Cha Cha is great for helping you work on your turns. You will develop control. You’ll learn how to move on the ball of your foot with accuracy and speed. No more losing balance after spins!
- Variety — It will teach you how to keep the lady interested! Cha Cha is all about combining patterns in interesting, new ways. Pro tip: Learn the Cross Body Lead and put it everywhere!
- Swirls — Here’s another great reason to learn the Cha Cha — swivels! They’re fun, they’re sexy, and they’re a fantastic way of showing off your legs and hips. Not to mention a calf workout.
- Cuban Motion — And on the subject of showing off your body, Cha Cha is all about that Cuban motion. You’ll learn how to move your hips properly, which is vital for any dancer to add to their dance vocabulary.