This 4-week course (click here, then on “Cha Cha Cha”) will focus on the traditional Cuban dance called Cha Cha Cha. One of the most well known Latin dances in the world, Cha Cha Cha was created to follow the music introduced by Cuban composer Enrique Jorrin, in 1953. The rhythm was developed from the danzón by a synchopation of the fourth beat. The name is onomatopoeic, derived from the rhythm of the güiro (scraper) and the shuffling of the dancers’ feet.
Taught by Yareneys Montes de Oca, it will focus on the timming and most used figures in Cha Cha Cha. Minimum Intermediate I level in Salsa is recommended in order to have an easier grasp of the timing (“contratiempo” or “On 2”). .
This course is by registration only and requires a minimum number of registrations.
Admin note: Outside Cuba, hardly ever do you find the Cuban traditional timing taught. If you know cha-cha-cha, here’s a quick check… to see if you have the contratiempo timing.
Try dancing to this song… Tremendo Vacilón. If the timing of your cha-cha-cha step coincides with the words “cha-cha-cha” in the chorus, you’ve got it. If not… this course will fix you up just fine…. 😉