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The WaltzPlay Gang

 

October 22 – Cha-Cha Lesson

We’ve got Waltz… in a group that’s More FUN than Formal! 

4 to 4:45 pm: Cha-Cha Beg-Int with Instructor Barbara Olds
4:45 to 7 pm: Dancing to a wide variety of music
$8 per person (cash or check)

Barbara Olds will teach cha-cha at a beginner to intermediate level. She will teach the basic patterns, lead/follow, turns, breakaways and other fun variations.

Cha-cha is a dance of Cuban origin and danced to authentic Cuban music. In the early 1950s, Enrique Jorrín worked as a violinist and composer with the group Orquesta América. The group performed at dance halls in Havana. Jorrín noticed that many of the dancers at these events had difficulty with the syncopated rhythms of the danzón-mambo. To make his music more appealing to dancers, Jorrín began composing songs where the melody was marked strongly on the first downbeat and the rhythm was less syncopated. When Orquesta América performed these new compositions at the Silver Star Club in Havana, it was noticed that the dancers had improvised a triple step in their footwork producing the sound “cha-cha-cha”. Thus, the new style came to be known as “cha-cha-chá” and became associated with a dance where dancers perform a triple step.

No partner is necessary as we will rotate around the dance circle so that everyone will share in the experience.

After the lesson we’ll dance to a wide variety of music until 7 PM by DJ Eric Howell. Our dances focus on Waltz in its various forms and most other popular dances including Swing, One-Step, Rumba, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Hustle, Blues, Zydeco, Cajun and more!

• You can dress for the occasion, or wear jeans
• Bring a partner, or find one there
• Learn to dance if you don’t already know how
• Improve your technique
• Like us on Facebook

COMING NEXT
Don’t miss our spooky Monster Mash Bash on October 29.
LET’S BOO-gie!!

October 29
MONSTER MASH – A Dancing Bash
Sunday, October 29 | Admission $8
Clairmont Presbyterian Church, Milligan Hall
1994 Clairmont Rd., Decatur 30033
SPOOKY TUNES spun by DJ Eric Howell from 4 to 7 pm
Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Swing, Cha-Cha, Blues, Zydeco and more!
POTLUCK Bring ghoulish goodies to share!
WEAR your most mysterious, funny, spooky outfit or come as you are, dance lovers!

Board of Directors 2017

Rose Watkins, President
Eric Howell, Vice President
Peyton Todd, Treasurer
Susan Summers, Secretary Publicity & Social Media
Warren Hinson, Secretary Internal Affairs

We hold dances every Sunday Afternoon at Clairmont Presbyterian Church1994 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA  30033
You’ll find us at the corner of Clairmont Rd. and North Druid Hills Rd. in Milligan Hall behind the church.
Admittance is always conditional on appropriate conduct and attire – no alcohol or smoking is allowed on premises and grounds.

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