Cha Cha Dance Lessons
Learn How to Dance the Cha Cha
The Cha-Cha is a happy, carefree and fun latin dance. Want to take a great Cha Cha dance class in Los Angeles? Well you have come to the right place! By Your Side Dance Studio provides fun and enjoyable Cha Cha dance classes that improve your dance skills and make you look great on the dance floor!
By Your Side Dance Studio provides professional dance instruction in a private setting so that you receive one-on-one personal Cha Cha dance instruction custom-tailored to your particular needs. We also provide Cha Cha dance lessons as group classes.
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Get an Introductory Private Lesson
A private lesson is the fastest, most efficient way to learn a new dance. (Offer applies to new students only.)
Try a Group Class
We have a variety of fun group dance classes to choose from. No partner or dance experience necessary.
Learning to Dance the Cha Cha
Originally known as the Cha-Cha-Cha the Cha Cha became popular about 1954. Cha Cha is an off-shoot of another Latin dance called the Mambo. In the slow Mambo tempo, there is a distinct sound in the music that people began calling the step the Triple Mambo. Eventually it evolved into a separate dance which we know today as the Cha Cha.
The Cha Cha was introduced to the United States in 1954, and by 1959 the Cha Cha was America’s favorite dance. It is such an “on the beat” dance that you can’t help feel the lighthearted fun of every step. The Cha Cha is still the most popular of the Latin dances in the America today.
The dance consists of three quick steps (triple step or Cha Cha Cha) and two slower steps on the one beat and two beat. The Cha Cha Cha is in 4/4 time with the rhythm being counted as 2 3 4 & 1, the ‘4 & 1’ being recognized as being the familiar Cha Cha Cha triple. Note that the last beat of the triple is the first beat of the next bar.