A classic Latin dance, the Cha Cha is a lively dance with a flirtatious personality, characterized by a three-step pattern known as a “Chasse.”
In this video dance class that totals almost an hour and a half of instruction, you'll learn the basic elements of International-style Cha Cha with a common group of figures that you can use to look great in any social dance setting. We give you enough technique that you can look polished quite easily.
This course is just under one and a half hours long. The program is broken into multiple parts to help make it easy for you to work on the individual figures.
Musicality (length 4:04)
In this lesson we cover the rhythm of Cha Cha which is essential to be able to dance successfully.
Step Pattern (length 8:07)
Cha Cha uses a distinct five-step pattern throughout the dance. Knowing how to use the feet properly will help you master the dance. In this lesson we go through exercises that help you train your muscles to get comfortable with the pattern.
Connection (length 5:07)
This lesson shows you how to connect with your partner.
The New York (length 11:48)
One of the iconic figures in the Cha Cha, the New York has both partners turn and step forward with the inside foot. In this lesson, you'll learn some common issues to avoid so that you look great as you dance.
The Lady’s Underarm Turn (length 8:24)
The Lady's Underarm Turn is a common ending to the New York.
Double Spot Turn (length 7:36)
This figure, another common ending to the New York, has both partners turning and then rejoining their connection.
Hand to Hand (length 11:46)
This figure has many similarities to the New York, but can there are two important differences. We show you some things that people often do incorrectly so that you can avoid these problems.
Shoulder to Shoulder (length 14:56)
This lesson shows you the figure as well as a variation that makes it more enjoyable. We then show you how to enter this figure from a Double Spot Turn.
Upgrading Your Chasse (length 11:24)
In our final lesson, we show you how to upgrade your Chasse by moving sideways. We also show you how to turn the Chasse to give you options to make your dancing more interesting.
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