The cheeky Cha Cha Cha, with its precise footwork, quick syncopated rhythm and a whole lot of hips moving all the way through, is a dance for the good times and parties.
Cha Cha Cha became one of the big dances of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s having evolved from earlier dance and musical styles. It retained the energy and life found in Mambo and Rumba but adapted the rhythms by adding a quick little syncopated beat through the music which is reflected in the dance steps and combinations.
This is one of the easiest styles to find music to dance to. You have the Cuban bands of the 1950’s influencing the sweet soul music in the 60’s that both then joined back together with a new twist during the 70’s disco era and it kept on right up to the present day. Because the Cha Cha Cha has a feel and a beat that you just want to dance to, it’s used in current chart music all the time, sometimes popping up in quite unexpected musical genres.