An exciting, syncopated Latin dance which originated in the 1950’s as a slowed-down Mambo. The Cha Cha gets its name and character from its distinct repetitive foot rhythm (cha cha cha).
A slow Latin dance which originated as one of two forms of Rumba (Bolero Rumba and Son Rumba), and still shares many of the same figures. Bolero differs from Rumba in its tempo and style of music and movement.
The Argentine style of Tango, which is usually danced in a close embrace, is characterized by grapevines, figure eights, and other interesting and complex leg and foot movements. The Argentine style does not travel as much as the American style and thus is better suited for nightclub dancing.