Wallflowers turn into the life of the party and party people find solace when the fun and flirty music characteristic of this dance permeates nightclubs, dance halls and other events - and it was all because someone decided to add a beat to the Mambo! When Enrique Jorrin composed his work of the same name in 1953, he couldn't have known the impact it would have on the world of dance. The new infectious rhythm was an immediate hit with dancers. In an effort to tame the addictive beat, dancers added a shuffling action, or "triple" step, to the then popular Mambo basic and the Cha Cha was born.
With its quick beat, syncopated rhythm and vibrant sound, the Cha Cha has transcended its roots in Cuban culture and invaded pop music culture as well. In addition to the strong Latin beat of its inception, the Cha Cha can be danced to the aforementioned pop music, rock and roll, country & some disco.
Cha Cha is a confidence-building, body-shaping, fun-loving dance that inspires introverts and extroverts alike to let loose and enjoy life! So what are you waiting for? Give your body and soul a break from reality and let the Cha Cha dance all your troubles away.