American Cha Cha/Tango Beginner 1 Class
New Combination Class. Learn 2 Dances in 4 weeks!
Starting Monday March 6th from 7pm-8pm
1532 Taraval Street San Francisco, CA 94116 / 415.752.5658
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Learn the American Cha Cha and American Tango at The Pick School of Ballroom Dancing. Music like the selections below will get you up on the dance floor in a hurry...
At the Pick School of Ballroom Dancing American Cha Cha 1 class you can learn how to lead or how to follow along with some exciting figures like the basic, progressive basic, open break and underarm turn.
What we know as the Cha Cha comes from dance teacher Pierre Zurcher-Margolle who visited Cuba from London in 1952 to research just what the Cubans were dancing at that time.
He found an intriguing dance that had a split fourth beat and to dance it one started on the second beat not the first!
Of course he brought this dance home to England and later it became known as the ballroom cha-cha-cha!
If you'd like to read more about the American Cha Cha and its beginnings click here.
Learn the dynamic and exciting American Tango to great music dance like:
- "El Tango de Roxanne" from the movie, Moulin Rouge
- "Ole Guapa" beautiful American tango song with wonderful intermediate tango to watch!
- "The Masochism Tango" singer and dancer give this American tango a fun flair :)
At the Pick School of Ballroom Dancing Beginning American Tango class you can learn how to lead or how to follow this quick and sexy dance with figures like the basic, progressive rock, corte and the promenade with left swivel.
Who hasn't dreamed of being a Dancing With The Stars celebrity dressed in red and black... smoothly gliding across the floor to the passionate music of an American tango?
According to Wikepedia...
The American style of tango originally came from Argentina but was stylized when it was popularized by the famous silent film star, Rudolph Valentino in 1921 in the film "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse".
Afterwards, the Hollywood version got mixed up with other dances popular at the time and eventually the English created a standardized version of the dance.
Arthur Murray utilized the English style version of the tango to create his own looser, social style of tango which the English called the American tango.
Today if you watch an Argentine tango on YouTube vs. an American tango vs. and English (International) tango you will see a variety of styles and influences. Both the American tango and the English tango feel more like ballroom type dances. The American tango has more of a flamboyant feel to it based on its roots in Hollywood.
Join us for this exciting dance and learn to American Tango!