What is Cha cha?

Cha cha is said to have come from the Mambo dance. The dance teacher Pierre Lavelle from the United Kingdom, a founder of the Latin American Faculty of the ISTD, visited Cuba in 1952 to discover mambo danced with the triple step in place of the slow step. He brought this dance idea to Europe and eventually created what is known now as Cha-cha.

Cha Cha is either danced to authentic Latin music, or more contemporary Latin Pop or Latin Rock. The music for the ballroom Cha-cha-cha is energetic and with a steady beat. The "Latin" cha-cha-cha is slower, more sensual and may involve complicated rhythms.

Footwork: cha cha is danced on two, with a count that goes… two-three-cha-cha-cha, (count 4&5 being the cha-cha-cha), then  five-six-cha-cha-cha(count 8&1 being the cha-cha-cha).