Here is a simple way to improve your Chacha dramatically. Learn to hold your “1” beat just a little longer. The count in Chacha is 1,2,3,4 & 1,2,3,4 & 1 etc.
Because we typically learn chacha at the beginning with a count of rock step chachacha, rock step chachacha, there is a tendency to shorten the third “cha” – so to speak and rush.
In chacha, when we say 4&1 it means that we have stepped 3 times in the space of two beats. You will want to ensure that the accelerated steps occur on the “4 and the &” while your “1” beat continues to be held for a full beat.
The short version, if this sound a little like a math formula to you, is that you should try to hold your 1 or third cha as long as you possibly can without getting off time.
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