Cha Cha Cha
ISTD International Latin - Cha Cha Cha Syllabus
Basic Movements (Closed, Open, In Place)
New York (to Left or Right Side Position)
Spot Turns to Left or Right (including Switch and Underarm Turns)
Shoulder to Shoulder (Left Side and Right Side)
Hand to Hand (to Right and Left Side Position)
Three Cha Cha Chas (Forward and Back)
Side Steps (to Left or Right)
Cuban Breaks (including Split Cuban Breaks)
Music Timing and Tempo
4/4 timing (4 beats in a bar of music), Accent on 1
Figures start on count "2". 2-3-4-&-1.
fro-cuban dances break on two so that the hip action is emphasized on "1".
Tempo: 30-32 bars per minute.
Cha Cha Technique
Cha Cha Choreography
See Cha Cha Cha choreography page for more practice routines.