About This Dance

Cha Cha is a party dance! Whereas the Rumba might have a more romantic expression, the interpretation of Cha Cha music should produce a happy, carefree, party-time-like dance.Cha Cha is an exciting, syncopated Latin dance which originated in the 1940’s as a modified form of Mambo. It is fun, energetic, sexy and flirtatious and easily distinguished from other dances by its addictive “Step, Step, Cha Cha Cha” rhythm.The Cha Cha gets its name and character from its distinct repetitive foot rhythm. Cha Cha music is written in 4/4 time with a tempo of 128 beats per minute.

Example Songs for Cha, Cha, Cha

Amor - Ricky Martin
Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Escape - Enrique Iglesias
Todo, Todo, Todo - Daniela Romo
Better Be Good To Me - Tina Turner
Smooth - Santana
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Crusing for Bruising - Basia
Ven Conmigo - Christina Aguilera
Wannabe - Spice Girls
Lets Get Loud - Jennifer Lopez
Don't Stop The Music - Rihanna
I Need To Know - Marc Anthony
Stay - Cyndi Lauper 
Dance With Me - Michael Bolton
Mercy - Duffy

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Cha, Cha, Cha: Intermediate

Note: These videos are meant to be reminders for people who have taken our classes. We do not present them as instructional. Many excellent instructional videos may be found on Dance Vision International’s website.