, an enterprising young dance teacher
from NY state,
and his wife Kathyn formed a nationwide network of dance
studios called Arthur
Murray Studios. If you wanted to learn a new dance or
brushup on the ones
you knew, you went to the Arthur Murray Studios.
authentic "cha" which uses instruments such as the Cowbell
(side of the Timbale), Clave, Conga, and Guiro which are the
same in instruments
used in Mambo, into what has become known as "cha
cha". The scraping
and shuffling of the feet in these steps produce a sound,
that sounds like
"Cha Cha Cha". The Arthur Murray Dance Studio
simplified the dance
by dropping off a Cha. The Cha Cha became slower and
easier to dance
for the North American.
Murray then went to Cuba and received an official Letter of
the Governor of Cuba stating the Cha Cha Cha was a Latin
dance from Cuba.
Arthur Murray Studios also became famous for turning out
some of the best
Mambo dancers of the times. The studios can still be
found in most
major cities today.
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