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CHA CHA CLASSES

The energetic rhythm of the Cha Cha encourages you to cut loose and let your personality show. Cha Cha adds fun to your dancing through its syncopated steps and many open movements. When you can dance many interesting combinations with ease, you and your partner will be able to feel the pulsating latin rhythms which make this dance so fascinating.

History

One of the most popular Latin dances in teh U.S., the Cha Cha began as a avariation of the Mambo called triple Mambo. It was so easy and so much fun, it became the rage of the early 1950’s. It’s infectious one-two, one-two-three, rhythm demands that sitters become dancers. Everybody can learn the Cha Cha.

Music

Cha Cha music is written in 4/4 time and may be played over a wide range of tempos. Often in Cha Cha music, a rhythmical link can be heard between each measure resulting in an overall rhythm of 1, 2, 3, 4& repeated over and over.

Characteristics

Triple steps (Chasse) and rock steps are the basic components of the Cha Cha. Since the Cha Cha is derived from the Rumba and Mambo, Cuban Motion is an important aspect of this dance.

Cha Cha songs and artists include:
Oye Como Va – Tito Puente
Black Magic Woman – Santana
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

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OTHER DANCES WE TEACH

WALTZ

FOXTROT

TANGO

VIENNESE WALTZ

ARGENTINE TANGO

RUMBA

CHA CHA

SWING

MAMBO

SALSA

SAMBA

MERENGUE

HUSTLE

BOLERO

WEST COAST SWING

LINDY HOP

CAROLINA SHAG

JITTERBUG

PASO DOBLE

BACHATA

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Our professional instructors also teach other specialized dance lessons for your specific needs and interests.

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PRIVATE

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BEGINNER

Arthur Murray Virginia Beach provides dance lessons for students who are just getting started.

INTERMEDIATE

Dance lessons are available for students with experience who wish to expand their skill-sets.

ADVANCED

For advanced-level students wishing to continue their training, dance lessons are available.

WEDDINGS

Arthur Murray Virginia Beach provides lessons for wedding dances: your first dance, bridal party, & more.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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