(Western Dance – Couples )
Cha Cha Cha:
The dance is more commonly done as a repetitive line or partner dance pattern, but it is fairly popular as a Couple’s Dance.
Danced between 84 and 124 beats per minute it requires five weight changed done to four counts of music counted 1 2 3 4& or 1 2 3 & 4.
The break beat or changes of direction on the 2nd and 6th count or 1st and 5th count of music must remain constant throughout the dance.
If dancers start by breaking on count 1 they should not change during the dance to break on count 2.
Cha Cha may be danced in two ways or a combination of both, the first and most common is Rhythm Cha Cha.
The basic dance position is Closed Western like the Two Step, the dance may have some form of forward movement but large parts of the dance should be stationary.
Secondly, Cha Cha may be danced as Progressive; the basic dance position is Sweetheart like many partner dances.
It is danced with generally forward movement with any moves that slow or stop being done towards the centre of the floor.