The Cha Cha
The Cha Cha evolved from one of three versions of the Mambo, a dance born in Cuba and introduced to the Western Hemisphere in 1947. The "Triple Mambo," one of those versions, became very popular in the early 1950's and was subsequently renamed the Cha Cha. As music always dictates the dance, the triple or split-beat steps were inserted when a slower version of Mambo music was [...]