The Cha Cha is a fun, flirtatious dance with staccato actions utilizing a number of distinctly different Chasses.
A comprehensive program covering nearly 3 hours of instruction, this is the same one we teach in our group classes. Your lessons are broken down into different parts to make it easier for you to learn.
In this program you’ll learn how to use 9 of the 10 Chasses available (one of them is not well suited to social dancing so we leave that one out), in a series of 14 different step groupings that allow a wide variety of options for social dancing.
This course focuses on Bronze and Silver figures, with a couple of Gold figures thrown in because they are relatively easy. Many of the step patterns we cover in this routine are the same ones taught in the technical manuals used by dance teachers around the world. No matter where you travel in the world, dancers will be familiar with these patterns. We have added a couple of open-level variations to keep things interesting.
Rather than teaching a routine, we focus on “groups” of step patterns. The reason is that when people learn a routine they quickly fall into a pattern where they only dance the routine the same way every time, which is not only boring but limits your ability to improvise and explore everything ballroom dancing represents.
Throughout the video, we cover common issues that we see in teaching and in watching social dancers, providing useful insights to help you dance a more technically accurate and enjoyable Cha Cha, yet without the burden of too much technique.
What makes this program different from others is that we don’t just show you the figures in isolation, but in sets of step groupings so that you can see how each figure can be used in a sequence with others. This helps you to better understand each figure, and gives you insight and experience in finding new ways to combine figures in different ways as you dance.