The Cha Cha originated in Cuba in the 1950s, and the name is onamatopoeic, derived from the sound of the güiro and the dancers' feet. The competitive steps were developed by Walter Laird and other championship dancers in the 1960s.
Tempo: 30-32 measures per minute
Taught in: Beginner, Novice, Intermediate
Competed (university circuit): All levels