Cha-Cha-Cha is the newcomer of the Latin American dances. This dance was first seen in the dance-halls of America, in the early fifties, following closely Mambo, from which it was developed. Shortly after the Mambo was introduced, another rhythm started to gain popularity, a rhythm that was ultimately to become the most commonly known of the Latin American dances throughout the world. It was named Cha-Cha-Cha. The music is slower than Mambo and the rhythm is less complicated. The interpretation of Cha-Cha-Cha music should produce a happy, carefree, cheeky, party-time-like atmosphere. Recently it was decided to shorten the name to Cha-Cha.


  • Alemana
  • Basic movement
  • Closed hip twist
  • Cuban rocks
  • Cucarachas
  • Fan
  • Hand to hand
  • Hockey stick
  • Natural opening out movement
  • Natural top
  • New York
  • Progressive walks
  • Shoulder to shoulder
  • Side step
  • Spot turns
  • Three cha cha chas
  • Time steps
  • Underarm turns


  • Aida (ISTD)
  • Curl (*, ISTD)
  • Open hip twist
  • Opening out from reverse top (ISTD)
  • Reverse top(ISTD)
  • Ronde chasse (IDTA)
  • Shoulder to shoulder(IDTA: bronze)
  • Spiral


  • Advanced hip twist
  • Cross basic
  • Cuban breaks
  • Follow my leader
  • Foot changes
  • Hip twist spirals
  • Rope spinning
  • Split cuban breaks
  • Sweetheart
  • Turkish towel

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