Learn to Cha-Cha at Fred Astaire Downtown

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Do you want to learn how to Cha-Cha?

Well look no further… You have found a perfect place!!! Fred Astaire Dance Studio Downtown Owners Artur Sveshnikov, Svitlana Gliebova, Tetyana Makarenko and Mykhailo Azarov went to streets of New York City to shoot beautiful videos of the dances they teach in the Studio!!!

Combination of fun and fast cha-cha moves with the views of the most gorgeous city in the world will take your breath away… The series of videos will show a glimpse of each dance you can learn, from Ballroom, to Latin to Social Dances. You can come with your significant other or you can come in by yourself and learn from our amazing Instructors how to become the best dancer you can possibly be.

Fred Astaire Downtown is not just a perfect place to learn the Cha-Cha, we also teach Waltz, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Argentine Tango, Rumba, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Salsa, Bolero, Mambo, Quickstep and many other dances. Make sure to subscribe to our youtube channel to stay tuned and see all of our videos.

Now a few interesting facts about the Cha-Cha:

The cha-cha is an energetic, rhythmic Latin dance that originated in Cuba in the 1950s. It has continued to gain popularity because it is fast-paced, easy to learn and provides an excellent cardio workout. People of all ages and nationalities enjoy dancing the cha-cha, and it is performed at dance competitions around the world.

Mambo Roots

The cha-cha originated from another Latin partner dance called the mambo. But whereas the mambo has a one-beat dance step, the cha-cha has a three-beat dance step. In fact, the cha-cha was first called the “triple mambo” because of its characteristic three quick steps. The new dance was eventually called the “cha-cha” because the dancers’ shoes make a “cha cha cha” sound as they took three quick steps across the dance floor.