Cha Cha Dance Classes North York

At our Cha Cha dance classes in North York, you’ll learn an interpretive social dancing born of the fusion of progressive American and Latin music. If you’re interested in Cha Cha dance lessons in North York, Etobicoke (The Kingsway), Downtown Toronto (Yorkville), North York/Scarborough, or Vaughan (Woodbridge) you’ve come to the right place! The Cha Cha was essentially born from the Latin Mambo dance, as it underwent subtle changes. It was triple mambo, and then peculiar scraping and shuffling sounds during the “tripling” produced the imitative sound of Cha Cha Cha. This then became a dance in itself. If you’d like to learn more, or are interested in Cha Cha dance lessons in North York, visit us at Arthur Murray Studio! The energetic rhythm of the Cha Cha encourages you to cut loose and let your personality show.

History of the
Cha Cha

One of the most popular Latin dances in the U.S., the Cha Cha began as a variation of the Mambo called triple Mambo. It was so easy and so much fun; 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.

Characteristics of
the Cha Cha

Cha Cha adds fun to your dancing through its syncopated steps and many open movements. When you can dance many interesting combinations with ease, you and your partner will be able to feel the pulsating Latin rhythms which make this dance so fascinating. Triple steps (Chasse) and rock steps are the basic components of the Cha Cha. Since the Cha Cha is derived from the Rumba and Mambo, Cuban Motion is an important aspect of this dance.

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Cha Cha Dance Music

Cha Cha music is written in 4/4 time and may be played over a wide range of tempos. Often in Cha Cha music, a rhythmical link can be heard between each measure resulting in an overall rhythm of 1, 2, 3, 4 & repeated over and over. Cha Cha songs and artists include:

  • Oye Como Va, by Tito Puente
  • Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White, by Perez “Prez” Prado and His Orchestra
  • Black Magic Woman, by Santana,
  • Bang Bang, by David Sanborn