The cha-cha-chá, or simply cha-cha in the U.S., is a dance of Cuban origin. It is danced to the music of the same name introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrin in the early 1950s. This rhythm was developed from the danzón-mambo. The name of the dance is an onomatopoeia derived from the shuffling sound of the dancers' feet. https://thumbs.gfycat.com/FormalCookedLacewing-size_restricted.gif
Argentine tango is danced in an embrace that can vary from very open, in which leader and follower connect at arms length, to very closed, in which the connection is chest-to-chest, or anywhere in between. Argentine Tango dance is essentially walking with a partner and the music. Dancing appropriately to the emotion and speed of a tango is extremely important to dancing tango. A good dancer is one who transmits a feeling of the music to the partner, leading them effectively throughout the dance. Join us today for a passionate Class of Tango Argentino! 1:45 and 7:00pm https://giphy.com/gifs/ntZpEU8efQJrO/html5
This really is a great country! Friday night was a blast. We had a great turnout for our All American Party a.k.a The Fourth of July Party:). We had great food, general dancing, a quiz on US History, and three, that’s right count em 3 spotlight performances! Steve & Kris Gregg performed a rocking swing to a Great Van Halen Song, Hank & Aixa were silky smooth dancing their Foxy Foxtrot, and we had a surprise Rumba from Robert & Susan Twardowski . And check out Esther Peretz... she won game night for the second week in a row! Esther really knows her U.S. History!! Way to guy guys, your support for our studio does not go unnoticed! Everyone had such a great time and we can’t wait to do it again this week at the Arabian Nights Party! Can you say ‘babaganoush ‘?!?!
Group Class today is SAMBA! Samba steps are danced with a slight downward bouncing or dropping action. This action is created through the bending and straightening of the knees, with bending occurring on the beats of 1 and 2, and the straightening occurring between. Also, Samba has a specific hip action, different from that in ballroom Latin dances (Rumba and Cha-Cha-Cha).
"The waltz can be sad and at the same time uplifting. You have to see life from both sides, and the waltz encapsulates that. If you're in my audience you give yourself to me and the waltz will grab you." -Andre Rieu Come join us for Waltz in our group class today at @1:45PM or 7:00PM, only at Fred Astaire Dance Studio Delray Beach!
We wanted to say Thank You to all our wonderful students, your participation helped make our Casino Night a FULL HOUSE! The floor was really rocking with all that energy. A special congratulations to our Spotlight dancers Chris & Alisa for performing for the first time ever in our studio... you guys made us so proud! And what about Esther Peretz?? The big winner at the tables taking home two tickets to the Sundance Classic at the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne! Well done Esther! Take a look at some of the moments from Friday Night -