Cha cha for beginners

Cha cha for beginners

How To Cha Cha Dance For Beginners: Starter Guide

There are different styles of cha cha dances that are taught in dance studios across the country. The ballroom dancing count and the original Cuban count is “two, three, chachacha,” “four-and-one, two, three,” or “one, two, three, chacha.” There are three basic elements to dancing the cha cha. The first element involves walking steps, which is simply walking forwards or backwards.

Step 4: Cha-Cha-Cha (Counts Four-and-One)

Step 4: Cha-Cha-Cha (Counts Four-and-One)

Seeing all the hip movements and steps included in a full-speed cha cha can make it intimidating at first. It may take some time for you to learn, but once you have the count and basic steps down, you’ll have no problem dancing the cha cha yourself!

 Other sources of Cha Cha Dance Instructions

Other sources of Cha Cha Dance Instructions

Because the two rocking steps and the shuffle steps mimic the slow-slow, quick-quick-quick beat of the cha cha music, the count is often ”One-two-cha-cha-cha.” However, technically the dance starts with the rock backwards by the lead, meaning that the dance would start on the ”two” beat, not on the ”one”.

Learn to Cha Cha Cha at Karen Hardy Studios

Learn to Cha Cha Cha at Karen Hardy Studios

Cha Cha originated in Cuba in the 1950s and is one of the most popular of the Latin Ballroom dances. Based on the Cuban Mambo, it is a fun, energetic dance characterised by a rhythmic swaying of the hips and the cha cha chassé. 

Let’s Cha Cha! The Beginner’s Guide to Ballroom Dancing

Let’s Cha Cha! The Beginner’s Guide to Ballroom Dancing

If you’ve never taken up ballroom dancing, it can seem intimidating at first, but it really doesn’t have to be! Most ballroom dancers who are just starting find that it’s much easier (and fun) than they expected.

List of the Top 10 Best Cha-Cha Songs for Ballroom Dancing

List of the Top 10 Best Cha-Cha Songs for Ballroom Dancing

Dancing cha-cha is a fun and exciting experience. Cha-cha can be danced at any speed and there are plenty of songs at different tempos depending on your mood and skill level. Many salsa night clubs and ballroom dance studios will play cha-cha songs for social dancing, ranging from ”classic” songs like ”Oye Como Va” by Celia Cruz to more contemporary songs such as ”Like a Bomb” by Filly Bee. This playlist is a mix of Spanish and English songs at different speeds that will make you wanna jump up and cha-cha!

Ballroom Dancing Classes & Lessons in London

Ballroom Dancing Classes & Lessons in London

Our ballroom dance classes are held in a number of centrally located studios in London for both the weekends and weekday evenings. Our friendly team of professional and experienced ballroom dance teachers are there to make your ballroom dancing classes fun and will break down all the steps and so in no time will have you dancing with confidence.

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You can try different dances each week, or focus on one dance a month, depending the classes you select. Our skilled instructors are friendly, supportive, and committed to providing a fun learning environment.

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