Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Weekly Dance Tip from The Dance Shoe Depot

Chacha Rhythm

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.

As always, the proper dance shoes will always ensure that you are more in control of your movements and balanced. Check out http://www.thedanceshoedepot.comfor a great selection of dance shoes to meet your needs.

 Happy Dancing!

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