Nov 12, 2005

Cha cha cha: Posted by Picasa Basic Cha-Cha----How to Cha-Cha----Originally known as the Cha-Cha-Cha. Became popular about 1954. Cha Cha is an offshoot of the Mambo. In the slow Mambo tempo, there was a distinct sound in the music that people began dancing to, calling the step the "Triple" Mambo. Eventually it evolved into a separate dance, known today as the Cha Cha. The dance consists of three quick steps (triple step or cha cha cha) and two slower steps on the one beat and two beat-----The term "cha-cha" comes from Haiti, where it referred to a component of a bell which made a "cha-cha" noise when it was rubbed. The device was kept and used as an instrument. The music of cha-cha-cha, however, evolved from mambo. In the late 1940s, Mambo dance was wildly popular across the United States, but its music was very fast and difficult to dance to. Orchestras slowed down the mambo, and cha-cha-cha was one of the results. In 1951, Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrín introduced the cha-cha-cha rhythms under this name to Cuban dance floors while playing with Orquestra America. Some say that he came to this idea as early as in 1948 while being with Antonio Arcaño's orchestra. In 1953, his La Engañadora and Silver Star became recorded hits----Cha Cha Learning Area----THUMBNAILS CHA-CHA LESSONS----Cha-cha-cha is a fast Latin dance. Arthur Murray who helped to poplarlize ballroom dancing in American, renamed it "cha-cha" in the 1950's probably to emphasize that there are two quick steps in the basic pattern, not three----Cha-Cha-Cha as a dance is an artificial creation, a variation of Rumba and Mambo. In 1953 the Cuban musician Enrique Jorrin, from Habana, created the slow-played Mambo-Cha-Cha-Cha and replaced the fast-played Mambo, that didn't become popular. The Palladium, on Broadway in New York City, is known as the birthplace of Cha-Cha-Cha---Welcome to this month's dance lesson: An Introduction to Latin Hip Motion. In this lesson, we will be discussing the nature of hip movement and outlining a very straightforward and effective approach to learning and teaching it. With a little time and effort, anyone can learn how to move their hips like a polished Latin dancer---Salsa is a street version of Mambo. It has grown rapidly in popularity over the past 20 years and is now danced in nightclubs all across the country. Characterized by pronounced hip movements and a more intimate dance position, Salsa is a very sultry dance-----general dance lessons----PASI VALS 2---Notice that the foot rhythm for west coast 8-count and cha cha are the same----Like most modern music, Cha Cha music is 4/4 time----FRONTIER CHA-CHA---BASIC CHA CHA STEPS FOR PARTNERSHIP DANCING---THE CHA CHA An exciting Latin dance ---more----more basics----Cool Blue Cha Cha ----Cha Cha dance pattern----Dancing with "DeSarge"... Cha Cha dance pattern----The Cha-cha is the youngest of the "Latin" dances.---more----The cha-cha first appeared in the West Indies where there is a plant that produces seed pods that make a "cha-cha" sound. ----“1, 2, CHA-CHA-CHA” (SOLO)---The Latin Basic Hold----more cha cha cha----more cha cha cha----more cha cha cha----more cha cha cha----

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