Ballroom Dance Classes - Learn the Cha Cha Share
Did you know this about the Cha Cha

The Cha-cha-cha is the name of a dance of Cuban origin. It is danced to the music of the same name introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrín in 1953. This rhythm was developed from the danzón (was once called the official dance of Cuba) by a syncopation of the fourth beat. The name is onomatopoeic, derived from the rhythm of the güiro (scraper) and the shuffling of the dancers' feet.

Many believe, the Cha Cha had it's roots in the Mambo (from Cuba in the 1940's) and was originally known as the "Triple Mambo". It included three quick changes of weight followed by two slow steps during the dance moves.

The modern style of dancing the cha-cha-cha comes from studies made by dance teacher Monsieur Pierre (Pierre Zurcher-Margolle).

Pierre, then from London, visited Cuba in 1952 to find out how and what Cubans were dancing at the time. He noted that this new dance had a split fourth beat, and to dance it, one started on the second beat, not the first. He brought this dance idea to England and eventually created what is now known as ballroom cha-cha-cha.

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Ballroom Dance Classes - Learn the beginners Cha Cha

The Six basic Cha Cha steps we teach, will allow you to create your own Cha Cha dance routine by simply varying the step sequence. Many experienced dancers enjoy this lesson, since, it gives them the opportunity to brush up on their technique and posture. It is always worth remembering: it is not the number of steps you know that will impress other dancers; it is how well you are able to dance the steps that is more important. To watch brief video clips of each of the dance steps, please click the links, below.

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Please click here to watch a video of the beginners class.
Ballroom Dance Classes - Learn more advanced Cha Cha steps

To keep our ballroom dance classes fresh and interesting, we periodically change the dance routine to include new steps or variations on existing steps. To watch brief video clips of each of the Cha Cha dance steps or the complete dance routine, please click the links, below.

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Routines using the above steps: Routine 1 | Routine 2
Ballroom Dance Timetable
January 2017
9, 16, 23
30
February
6, 13
20, 27
March
4
Spring Dance
6
13, 20, 27
April
3, 10
17
Closed - Holiday
24
May
1
Closed - Holiday
8, 15, 22
29
Closed - Holiday
June
5, 12, 19
26
July
3, 10
17, 24, 31
August
7, 14, 21
28
Closed - Holiday
September
4, 11, 18
25
October
2, 9
14
Autumn Dance
16, 23, 30
November
6, 13, 20
27
December
4, 11
18
Xmas Party
25
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