A staff of professional instructors teaches international and American-style ballroom dances, including cha-cha
, jive, tango, waltz, shag, and salsa.
Back in the '50s, when it seemed half the pop tunes on the radio had "cha-cha
-cha" in the chores, choreographers knew Latin dancing was de rigueur in shows--a conga in Wonderful Town, a cha-cha
for Bells Are Ringing, a mambo for Damn Yankees.
O'Farrill's stylistic range is revealed through tracks that range from full-blown blues and uptempo big band jazz to bedrock cha-chas
Robbins worked a stunning opposition into the choreography: absolutely explosive displays of sexual, territorial energy, but trapped within the dynamics of popular dance (mambas, cha-chas
, jazz contractions, beatnik shrugs), and so luminously constructed that you saw everything--wide shot, zoomin, switchblade.
1 smashes, the irresistible, hard-rocking urban cha-chas
"Sherry," "Walk Like A Man," and "Big Girls Don't Cry," followed by "Candy Girl.
This week sees the remaining 13 celebs take on a mix of dances including cha-chas
, quicksteps, rumbas, Charlestons and even a tango.
Okay, I can understand they don't want a family audience to see Kenny's cha-chas
Following in the footsteps of previous Welsh contestants Aled Jones and Colin Jackson, Gabby Logan and Blue Peter presenter Gethin Jones will battle it out for the Welsh vote as they compare cha-chas
and woo with their waltzes.
Jazz at Sunset continues June 29 with The Dick Odgren Quartet featuring Brenda Padula; The Compaq Big Band plays July 6; Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas
perform July 13; Larry Harlow's Latin Jazz Encounter performs July 20; and Karrin Allyson wraps up the series July 27.
It's top Saturday night telly: a pair of preening TV presenters pirouette; some sportsman or other trips through a tango; and a celebrity chef cheerfully cha-chas
as Brucie beams relentlessly away.
But Carol, from Rhyl, who will be dancing with professional ballroom champion Paul Killick, is not sure how she'll cope with the mambas, cha-chas
You can still dance your cha-chas
off on the main stage(which I must add has a fantastic light box underneath it), but you have the advantage of being able to lie down on the blue velvet couches afterwards.