Dance Cha Cha Cha

Related to the Mambo and Rumba, the Cha Cha Cha also has a similar rhythmn to the Lindy.
 
The words Cha Cha Cha come from certain plants which produce seed pods called Cha Cha which make a ratlle similar to maracas.
 
Yet another Cuban dance, the Cha Cha Cha is based on a rhythm introduced into the Danzon (see Rumba) by a popular singer, composer and band leader in the 1950s.
 
Many steps can be danced to Guapacha timing, which adds syncopation to the dance.
 
Interpretation should be lively.  The hip action evolves from good use of the knees.
 
Music:  4/4    Tempo:  30bpm
Percussive accents are on the 2nd and 4th beats
 
 
 
 
Some Popular Figures:
New York
Hand To Hand
Shoulder to Shoulder
Cross Basic
Turkish Towel
Cuban Break