In this episode of the DanceSport Series, DSS Owner & Main Coach Igor Golovach goes on to detail some basic drills and choreography that incorporates the eight various types of chasses present in the dance of the International Style Cha Cha Cha.

Why is it important to learn the various chasses of the Cha Cha Cha?

The main reason to practice your Cha Cha Cha chasses daily is, of course, to improve your skills as a dancer. The chasse is the fundamental movement present in this dance of Cuban origin, so there is no way of really getting out of practicing this one, ladies and gentlemen. Paying attention to this essential figure allows us to improve our overall quality of dancing the Cha Cha Cha and showcasing skill in timing, rhythm, coordination, technique, and musicality.

What are the eight types of Cha Cha Cha chasses?

In this Ballroom Dancing video tutorial, you will have the chance to learn the following figures:

  1. Stationary chasse
  2. Chasse to the left/chasse to the right
  3. Lockstep forward/lockstep backward
  4. Time step chasse
  5. Ronde chasse
  6. Slip chasse
  7. Hip twist chasse
  8. Cuban break chasse

How can I improve my Cha Cha Cha chasses?

We have great news for you! Igor has gone ahead and combined the various types of chasses in a fun and effective way so that you can enjoy the process of nailing down your technique. In this video tutorial, first, you will be presented with the eight above variations of the Cha Cha Cha chasse. Then, Igor will combine them all together into a simple set of choreography that is perfect for dancers of all ages and levels of discipline to practice.