What is the history of Cha Cha dance

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The jive is a spirited, lively and happy dance. The dance couples seem light and cheerful, they play carefree with the music. With its clear rhythm, the Jive is reminiscent of Rock'nRoll.

History: The jive is one of the North American dances. Its roots are in boogie-woogie. The jive is a combination of different types of dance. In one or the other form of movement, jitterbug, boogie-woogie and bebop appear as well as the well-known discofox. The jive has been part of the Latin American dance tournament program since 1968.

Measure sequence: The jive is in 4/4 time, the speed is between 36 and 44 beats per minute and is counted quick-quick or quick and quick.

Step sequence: With their steps, the couples emphasize the musical accents, with the bodies upright and a small angle between the upper body and legs. The jive steps mainly consist of rock (rock step) and chasse (alternating step with rolls and hips).

The Samba is an Afro-Brazilian dance and is assigned to the "Latin and North American dances". Originated in Brazil in the 19th century, widespread in Europe since 1924, tournament dance since 1959, in the world dance program since 1963.
"Samba" is a collective term for around a hundred Brazilian dance styles that were brought with them by the Africans who immigrated to Brazil, especially the Bantu peoples. The samba also has its origin in the cultic dances of ancient Africa.
In 1914 the forerunner of the Samba, the Maxixe, came to Europe, which caused quite a stir. In 1924 the samba came to Europe for the first time. As a ballroom dance, however, the samba did not gain acceptance until 1949. But what was danced in Europe as the fashion dance "Samba" was a very simplified form of the elegant grace of the original Samba, because the Central European Samba dancers can hardly learn the movements that are native to the South Americans.

Type: Latin and North American dance

Time signature: 2/4 time. Tempo - 50-58 bars / minute, in tournaments 54 bars / minute.

The rumba is an erotic advertising dance from Cuba. Its roots are in
Afro-Cuban rhythms of the 19th and 20th centuries. The word rumba originally meant festival or dance. The first rumba hit appeared in 1930 "The Peanut Vendor", the first rumba choreography appeared in England in 1931 and was adopted by the French and Germans. The rumba was added to the tournament program as the sixth standard dance.

Type: Latin American dance, tournament and popular dance
Related: Samba

Cycle: The rumba is played in 4/4 time with an emphasis on one and three. In tournaments the rumba is danced with 28 beats per minute.

The Cha-Cha-Cha is a lively perky dance - a flirtation. It is an audience dance that reflects the joy and fascination of the dance partners for one another through lively, self-confident and aggressive dancing. The attraction of this dance lies in the quick turning up of the dance posture to a promenade or a lively turn of the square. The Cha-Cha-Cha is one of the most popular dances in Europe.

Type: Latin American dance

History: The Cha-Cha-Cha has its roots in Cuba. It came to Europe in the 50s as an openly danced step of the mambo. Udo Bier from Wiesbaden, a German ADTV dance teacher, and the Hamburg dance teacher couple Traute and Gerd H├Ądrich brought the Cha-Cha-Cha to Germany in 1955/56. At first the Europeans did not like the difficult to understand sounding mambo music, but they were enthusiastic about the cha-cha-cha step. Elements from other types of dance were lined up on the basis of the slow mambo and made Cha-Cha-Cha particularly popular. In Germany the Cha-Cha-Cha almost developed into a second waltz, which was included in the official tournament program in 1961.

Measure sequence: The 4/4 time is characteristic; a basic step extends over two bars. Start slowly and later increase the pace; 30 to 34 cycles per minute are normal.

Step sequence: Cha-Cha-Cha is danced in place, with lively hip movements, but the upper body should be kept calm. The basic step appears flexible and very dynamic due to the increased speed, the cross steps and the harder accentuation. The footwork and footwork play a major role in this dance, which should make the actions powerful and quick. The straight legs and knees are a hallmark of Cha-Cha-Cha.

Paso Doble
The paso doble is the dance representation of torrero with its capa, the red cloth. The lady as capa follows the lead of the gentleman confidently, distanced and agile. The gentleman as a torero shows himself determined, bold and proud. The tension in the body can be felt by the audience. The paso doble is the fastest Latin American dance.

Type: Latin American dance

History: The origin of the Paso doble can be found in Spain. Translated, Paso doble means "double step". As a further development of the Onestep, a ballroom dance from America that was danced from 1912 to 1925, is one of the march dances. As a two-step, usually played in two-quarter or six-eight time, it is known as paso doble. Today it is one of the Latin American dances.

Measure sequence: The paso doble is 2/4 time, counting is slow-slow and has 60 to 62 beats per minute, tournament dance 62.

Music description: The music of the Paso doble is energetic, clearly structured, strict and powerful. The best-known Paso Doble played is "Espana Cani", the phrases of which the dancers have adjusted to with their choreography, which is essential for tournaments.