Cha Cha Cha (Ballroom / Social) Dancing

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The infectious syncopated rhythm of the Cha Cha Cha is mirrored in its iconic triple steps, making it both fun to watch and dance.

There are two styles of Cha Cha Cha. The ballroom and social dance versions of the Cha Cha Cha have two very different aesthetics in their energy and presence on the dance floor. The ballroom version has an exhibitionist quality of large, sharp movements, and dancers freely travel the dance floor in multiple directions, whereas the social dance version is much more relaxed and stays in a compact space.

Cha Cha Cha is part of the International Latin group of ballroom dances as well as the American Rhythm group of ballroom dances. Naturally, you should seek out your local ballroom dance studios to learn the ballroom version. However, experiencing the Ballroom Cha Cha Cha style socially, away from your local ballroom dance instruction studio, on a regular basis will likely be a challenge.

To learn the social dance version of the Cha Cha Cha, seek out a local dance club that features Salsa dancing. It is likely you will find people dancing it there as well. Ask dancers where they learned to dance it, and they will be flattered you asked.



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