Learn the Cha-Cha

Most of the SP-DA folks that were active in other styles have "come over" to the dance meetup but some are not always active (time constraints single parents??) but I'll post this one here as well as we had a BLAST at Salsa and Latin night club.

We already have a good signup for Cha-Cha and a few extra women.  Those who have done cha cha are surprised at the number of great "new" music it goes with (my favorite is Santana) and the Latin influence is growing quickly.  Women, this is simple, yet flashy and sexy.  Guys - quite simply you can be fast, crisp and cool in Cha cha.  Let's make this our big one for the summer.

No need to RSVP NO unless changing from "Yes"

The Cha Cha is one of the most popular of the social Latin-American dances. Lively and flirtatious, the Cha Cha is full of passion and energy.  The Cha Cha is a vibrant, flamboyant and playful dance. The light and bubbly feel of the Cha Cha gives it a unique sense of fun for dancers throughout the world. You may think of it as "old school" but those who have taken cha-cha have found it's great for everything from Santana and Gloria Esteban to disco.

The Cha Cha requires small steps and lots of hip motion (Cuban motion), as it is danced in 4/4 time. The fourth beat is split into two, giving it the characteristic 2,3,4 & 1 rhythm. Therefore, five steps are danced to four beats as in the "One, two, cha cha cha" rhythm.  The dance as a variant of the Mambo and Rumba. The name is  derived from the sound of dancers' shoes as they shuffled around the floor.

Important Stuff
This series is for 4 weeks.This is one dance style for which you should have proper shoes. NO street shoes. !

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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  • Sue

    I am not feeling well so I will not be there tonight. 9/17. :(

    September 17, 2013

  • Sue

    Stuck at work...not gonna make it. Have fun...beautiful evening!

    September 4, 2013

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