Open practice after the Group lesson will be from 2:30 - 3:30 pm. This is a great time to utilize what you've learned in a self-paced environment since practice will increase muscle memory gaining confidence. A large room like the Upper Room is also helpful in having the room to navigate whether you're leading or following.
Join us for 5-week series, Dancing with Unity on Sundays beginning September 16th, 2018.
1:30 - 2:30 pm Group Lesson will be taught by our nearby neighbor, Elaine Hewlett from The Rhythm Room. This is a beginner class but its also great for those who would like to "brush-up" on their dancing.
Come on your own, with a partner or with a friend. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. (Flip-flops and mules can be very difficult to dance in. Also, grippy athletic shoes can grab the floor, when you will want to be able to glide and turn.
Each session is $20 or for the best price, purchase 5-week Series at $75 making each session $15.
Since most songs are 4/4 time, Foxtrot will be the taught at each session. Think Sinatra, Buble or slower ballads.
ChaCha is great fun and is danced to medium tempo music from Earth, Wind and Fire, Prince to current club music. Each session will include a few steps from Cha Cha as well.
These two dances will give you the versatility to dance most songs at our November banquet, weddings and beyond.
More on Foxtrot
Foxtrot can be slow or fast making it very versatile but it wasn't always that way.
It is traditionally danced as a traveling dance (meaning couples move around the dance floor). However, if the floor is too crowded or small, the Fox Trot can easily be adapted so you can do the dance without traveling.
History of Cha Cha
Like Mambo and Rumba, Cha Cha originated in Cuba. Cuban Mambo dancers would sometimes use a triple hip movement in their Mambo, which evolved into a triple-step and thus Cha Cha was born.
Introduced in the US in the 1950s, Cha Cha rapidly gained popularity in a Desi Arnaz primed-America. (Unfamiliar with Desi's cultural contributions? Please check out this brilliant Babalu from I Love Lucy.)
Here's an example of "Uptown Funk" with some type of steps that can be utilized on YouTube. Click here.
Any questions about Dancing with Unity, email firstname.lastname@example.org