American Style Cha Cha Cha

Our only Intro Level class for August is American Style Cha Cha Cha. 

The ballroom style of dancing the cha-cha-chá comes from studies made by dance teacher Monsieur Pierre.  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.

This is one of the most common and versatile dance styles and a great Latin / Rhythm style to start with as it  works great with a variety of music from Ballroom classics to Disco to Carlos Santana!   Try these for starters:

Michael Jackson Billie Jean,

Sheryl Crow Soak Up The Sun

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Summer Nights

Poncho Sanchez Watermelon Man

Katy Perry Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

This series is for 4 weeks. This is a beginner series but no new students after the second week unless you have Cha Cha experience (International syle is OK) . This is one dance style for which you must have proper shoes. No street shoes.  If you have questions about shoes, look in the Discussions section. 

This class is run by Tempo Ballroom and Latin dance studio and there is a $10 a class charge or you can purchase a 10 class pass of $85 good for any group class or simple, single class you may take outside the group (a group class before one of their parties.)

Please RSVP for all the sessions so we can attempt to maintain balance or better yet, grab a partner (and bring two friends)!!  Please keep your RSVPs up to date, I'm marking out the no shows...

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  • Rosanna

    I'm sorry, but something came up which won't allow me to attend....will try back later!

    August 5

    • John C

      You can still start next Tuesday but no new folks after that unless you have Cha Cha experience. Hope to see you then.

      August 8

  • Shelley

    I would love to do this John, but my son has lessons on this day :(

    August 8

    • John C

      and I suspect they're out near home which means you can't drop him off, run to class and run back. Our other studio has more lessons on Wednesday and Thursdays but not until September due to their big showcase in 3 weeks.

      August 8

  • John C

    Pretty good group. Made nice progress and developed rhythm and basic figures.

    August 5

  • John C

    The Meetup group, Single Parents - Divorced Adults is getting together at Eno Vino just west of the studio at 5:30 if anyone would care to join me for a refreshing beverage.

    August 1

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