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Spanish 1 Cha Cha Cha Dance
Transcript of Spanish 1 Cha Cha Cha Dance
-It origionated from the Mamba. This dance was composed in 1953 by a person named Enrique Jorrín, also the violinista player in the dance. It is a type of ballroom dance. The modern style of dancing the cha-cha-chá is made by Monsieur Pierre The dance Instructor; who came in Cuba 1952 and study the dances of Cuba + style. The basic pattern involves the lead of the male. starting with a checked forward step with the left foot, retaining some weight on the right foot. The knee of the right leg must stay straight and close to the back of the left knee, the left leg having straightened just prior to receiving part weight on the second beat. Full weight is returned to the right leg on the second step (beat three).
The fourth beat is split in two, so count as 4-and-1. These three steps constitute the cha-cha-cha chasse. A step to the side is taken with the left foot, the right foot is half closed towards the left foot (typically leaving both feet under the hips or perhaps closed together). Finally there is a last step to the left with the left foot. The partner takes a step back on the right foot, the knee being straightened as full weight is taken. The other leg is allowed to remain straight. This is quite different from the technique associated with salsa. The checked first step is a later development in the International Cha-cha-cha. Because of the action used during the forward step (the one taking only part weight) the basic pattern turns left, whereas in earlier times Cha-cha-cha was danced without rotation of the alignment. Hip actions are allowed to occur at the end of every step. For steps taking a single beat the first half of the beat constitutes the foot movement and the second half is taken up by the hip movement. The hip sway eliminates any increase in height as the feet are brought towards each other. In general, steps in all directions should be taken first with the ball of the foot in contact with the floor, and then with the heel lowering when the weight is fully transferred; however, some steps require that the heel remain lifted from the floor. When weight is released from a foot, the heel should release from the floor first, allowing the toe to maintain contact with the floor... Latino Piano Violín Cha