Cha-Cha first seen in America in the early fifties, followed Mambo, from which it developed. The music is slower than Mambo and the rhythm is less complicated. Many believe that the name is derived from the sound of the feet in the chasse, which is included in many of the steps. The interpretation of Cha-Cha music should produce a gay, cheeky, vibrant, party-like atmosphere.

This article was updated on August 31, 2019