Music: Danced in 4/4 timing, the music has 4 even beats with the accent on the first beat of the bar. Often the music also has an additional half beat between the fourth and first beat.
Characteristics: The Cha Cha is a non-progressive, lively, fun dance, which uses a “ball flat” foot action and keeps the body over the feet. The legs and hips are used to produce a strong rhythmical movement that compliments the music. This dance has closed position as well as single handhold and double handhold movements. Often at an advanced level, the couple may be in apart or solo position. Because of this dance’s easy adoption to modern music, the Cha Cha is probably the most popular of the Latin dances.
Bolero | Cha Cha | Country Waltz | Cowboy Cha-Cha | Foxtrot | Jitterbug | Jive | Mambo | Merengue | Paso | Peabody | Rumba | Salsa | Two-Step | Samba | East-Coast Swing | Tango | Viennese Waltz | Waltz | West-Coast Swing