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What do you call it?
By dancefreak1991 Comments: 331, member since Fri Jun 02, 2006
On Fri Oct 27, 2006 08:30 AM


This is so weird! I was just like thinking about it (as you do) and I thought wow what the hell do I call it cuz I dont really know! lol.
Its also really really weird to say as well. I mean 'Cha Cha' its a silly name for a dance isnt it!

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re: What do you call it?
By DancewearDesignPremium member Comments: 5614, member since Sat Jan 22, 2005
On Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:47 PM
Hi,
yes it is a strange name! Wonder where it came from?
A lot of people just shorten it to Cha!
cathryn x
re: What do you call it?
By virginia2606 Comments: 20, member since Wed Oct 25, 2006
On Wed Nov 01, 2006 06:53 PM
i wonder if it has anything to do with lacoocraCHA....little kritter running fast about the floor....CHA CHA was first dance i ever learned....prefer salsa though....v
re: What do you call it?
By dancefreak1991 Comments: 331, member since Fri Jun 02, 2006
On Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:04 AM
It may be the sound of the dance if you like

Coz the beat is kinda ChaChaCha isnt it?

Faye xx
re: What do you call it?
By red_velvet_rosemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 752, member since Tue May 09, 2006
On Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:46 AM
Well I suppose a bit of both for me, at the studio we call it cha cha cha but in normal conversation I call it the cha cha because it just quicker ;)
re: What do you call it?
By Kaitey Comments: 86, member since Fri Nov 17, 2006
On Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:14 AM
I call it the cha cha.Its a simple way to say it I suppose you could say it the other way. cha cha cha or cha cha either way its the same style of dance call it what you want.My little brother calls it the chi cha
re: What do you call it?
By sinanozelmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 182, member since Sat Jan 22, 2005
On Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:12 PM
Well cha-cha-cha always sounded a bit goofy to me, no offense meant to anybody of course. Actually cha-cha-cha is the rhythm, as in "four-and-one."

I figure most people will figure out what I am talking about after the second cha, and in case they don't, I don't a third cha would of much help either. Hence, cha-cha.

Sinan
re: What do you call it?
By Kerry_artymember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 232, member since Wed Jun 14, 2006
On Sun Nov 26, 2006 03:20 PM
As Bruce said, Cha Cha is the Cha Cha Cha without the Cha on the end of Cha Cha and Cha Cha Cha has an extra Cha on the end of Cha Cha. :) I call it Cha Cha

Kerry xxx
re: What do you call it?
By xDancing_Divax Comments: 211, member since Sun Nov 06, 2005
On Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:56 PM
erm well because the main beat is Cha Cha Cha i should say that but you feel like an idiot saying it twice let alone three times!!
re: What do you call it?
By Jaime_Charisma Comments: 783, member since Sat Jul 07, 2007
On Sat Sep 08, 2007 02:35 AM
I call it the cha cha .x
re: What do you call it?
By summersPremium member Comments: 5819, member since Fri Apr 07, 2006
On Thu Sep 20, 2007 02:15 AM
me to cha cha
re: What do you call it?
By maiaelizabeth Comments: 23, member since Wed Oct 03, 2007
On Thu Oct 04, 2007 04:04 AM
confusing the teachers sometimes call it the cha and sometimes the cha cha cha, we prefer cha cha x
re: What do you call it?
By pointe345 Comments: 28, member since Thu Dec 27, 2007
On Fri Dec 28, 2007 08:25 AM
after reading all the comments cha cha cha in my head sounds really funny
at my school we call it the cha
as it is just an abriviation on the word cha cha cha
confusing isnt it?
x
re: What do you call it?
By dancefreak1991 Comments: 331, member since Fri Jun 02, 2006
On Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:47 AM
It is weird! I know a lot of people call it the Cha just to be on the shorthand. But for me ... its the cha cha!

x x
re: What do you call it?
By danceattack_roz Comments: 32, member since Sat Dec 29, 2007
On Sat Dec 29, 2007 05:57 AM
I don't no why people add an extra 'cha'?! It's 'cha cha'!
re: What do you call it?
By BallroomBlitz Comments: 2, member since Sat Dec 29, 2007
On Sun Dec 30, 2007 09:26 PM
well, I know in Dancing With The Stars, the call it the "cha-cha-cha" i think it is a bit more showy than just the regular cha-cha. Yet, to me I prefer cha-cha, it just sounds good, you know?
re: What do you call it?
By AcuPunk Comments: 21, member since Mon Dec 31, 2007
On Tue Jan 01, 2008 09:26 AM
My understanding is that the Cha Cha (short for cha-cha-cha)comes from the sound the feet make when moving on the 4 & 1 cha cha cha. It was a social dance that started in Cuba. The Cha-Cha-Cha music was started by (had to look up name so decided just to post this here from wikipedia)

The inventor of the musical genre cha-cha-chá was a violinist and composer named Enrique Jorrín, whose song La Engañadora (1951) is considered to be the first cha-cha-chá ever composed (Orovio 1981:130-1).

From the beginning (that is to say, the later stages of development of the danzón-mambo), the composers and interpreters of cha-cha-chás had a symbiotic relationship with the dancing public:

"What Jorrín composed, by his own admission, were nothing but creatively modified danzones. The well-known name came into being with the help of the dancers [of the Silver Star Club in Havana], when, in inventing the dance that was coupled to the rhythm, it was discovered that their feet were making a peculiar sound as they grazed the floor on three successive beats: cha-cha-chá, and from this sound was born, by onomatopeia, the name that caused people all around the world to want to move their feet..." (Sanchez-Coll 2006)
re: What do you call it?
By jhon13 Comments: 3, member since Fri Mar 28, 2008
On Fri Apr 11, 2008 02:24 AM
As for me, i think the name is cool.I do not really think a dance's name should be so serious.Infact, I think it's fun.Cha Cha, let's dance Cha Cha.
re: What do you call it?
By sophie_lee Comments: 47, member since Wed Mar 26, 2008
On Wed May 07, 2008 04:00 AM
At our studio it's just called cha-cha. But at some comps it's referred to as the "cheeky cha cha cha". Never fails to make me giggle.
re: What do you call it?
By tara_sparkles Comments: 4, member since Tue May 13, 2008
On Tue May 13, 2008 08:22 PM
Honestly, as an Aussie, we are known to abreviate abbreviations... in my studio we just call it cha!!!
re: What do you call it?
By punkgirl59 Comments: 4805, member since Wed Feb 13, 2002
On Tue May 13, 2008 10:29 PM
I call it the cha-cha. I have never known anyone that calls it the cha or cha-cha-cha.

~*~Punkgirl~*~

Long live punk rocK
re: What do you call it?
By sarah_jayne Comments: 1855, member since Sat Nov 06, 2004
On Mon May 19, 2008 05:55 AM
I call it cha cha

xxxx
re: What do you call it?
By jenc1 Comments: 40, member since Thu Aug 25, 2005
On Sun Jun 01, 2008 04:29 AM
It depends what mood I'm in. Usually Cha Cha Cha sometimes we shorten it to Cha Cha tho.
re: What do you call it?
By twinkletows2 Comments: 22, member since Tue Aug 26, 2008
On Tue Aug 26, 2008 03:08 PM
I like the way Cha Cha feels when I say it. It's fun. If there was a vote mine would be for the name to be Cha Cha.
re: What do you call it?
By tango_fasination Comments: 21, member since Wed Aug 27, 2008
On Mon Sep 08, 2008 05:50 AM
when I learned the cha cha cha it was to the instruction, 1 2 cha cha cha, and it has stuck with me, so yes, I am most comfortable calling it the cha cha cha.
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