G090 Memories of Figure Names 17 – Cha Cha Cha (English & Japanese)

投稿者: | 2022年5月13日

Since October 2011, I have been posting articles titled “Memories of Figure Names” on Facebook group “Ballroom & Latin Dancer Memory Lane”. I decided to leave those articles on this HP for record.
2011年10月からFacebookグループ”Ballroom & Latin Dancer Memory Lane”に「フィガー名の思い出」という記事を投稿しています。 これらの記事を記録のためにこのHPに残すことにしました。


“Memories of Figure Names No.17  Cha Cha Cha”

Cha Cha Cha is of course not a figure name but I would like to share a pleasant memory about this dance and music name.

One day, while researching on “Sonny Watson’s StreetSwing com” website, I found to my surprise the following,

“The words Cha-Cha hail from certain plants, producing seed pods in the West Indies called Cha-Cha (in Spanish means nursemaid.)” !


It further goes,

“These seed pods are used to make a small rattle called a Cha- Cha (maracas.) This instrument is used kinda like a metronome by certain bands.” !


Until then, I wasn’t aware the musical instrument “maracas” is a plural form of maraca! I was also surprised to learn there is a tree of maraca.





「フィガー名の思い出 17  Cha Cha Cha」



ある日、”Sonny Watson’s StreetSwing com”というサイトで調べていると、なんと、



と書いてあるではありませんか! そして、その先を読み進むと、