Cha Cha Dance Lessons Ottawa
The energetic rhythm of the Cha Cha encourages you to cut loose and let your personality show through. Get the best cha cha lessons in Ottawa at Arthur Murray Dance Studio Ottawa.
Private Cha Cha Class
During your private one-on-one class, you will receive personalized instruction that will help you achieve your goals in dancing. Your instructor will spend the time necessary on technique, styling and general dance improvement. An up-to-date record of everything you have learned will also be kept as part of your instruction.
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One of the most popular Latin dances in the U.S., the Cha Cha, began as a variation of the Mambo called the triple Mambo. It was so easy and so much fun that it became the rage of the early 1950′s. It’s infectious one-two, one-two-three, rhythm demands that sitters become dancers. Everybody can learn the Cha Cha!
The music is written in 4/4 time and may be played over a wide range of tempos. Quite often a rhythmical link can be heard between each measure resulting in an overall rhythm of 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 and repeated over and over.
Triple steps (Chasse) and rock steps are the basic components of the dance. Since the Cha Cha is derived from the Rumba and Mambo, Cuban Motion is an important aspect of this dance.
Cha Cha Breaks – Concentrate on combinations and variations
Appearance in Shine Positions – Open leads, self-expression, arms and hands
Quick Footwork (syncopation) – Build staccato footwork and syncopated movement
Turns – Develop momentum control, weight off heels
Variety (Interrelation) – Add variety by adapting patterns from related dances
Amalgamations – Stress importance of combinations
Compare/Contrast – Rumba, Mambo, Salsa, Swing
Songs and Artists Include:
Oye Como Va – Tito Puente
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White – Perez “Prez” Prado & His Orchestra
Black Magic Woman – Santana
Bang Bang – David Sanborn
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