Ballroom Dance (CHA CHA CHA)

Introduction

NATURE OF CHA CHA CHA 

Ballroom dance is a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. Ballroom dance is also widely enjoyed on (stage, film, and television.) Ballroom dance may refer, at its widest definition, to almost any type of partner dancing as recreation. The term 'ballroom dancing' is derived from the word ball which in turn originates from the Latin word ballare which means 'to dance' (a ball-room being a large room specially designed for such dances).

Once upon a time, it was known as the Cha-Cha-Cha. Somewhere along the way, it lost a Cha. Now it’s just the Cha Cha, but it has lost none of its appeal. This dance is characterized by three quick steps (Cha-Cha-Cha!) followed by two slower steps. It’s fun, it’s flirtatious and open to a range of personal interpretations – making it the perfect dance for both social and competitive ballroom dancers. 

The Cha Cha dance originated in Cuba and grew out of the Cuban Triple Mambo. During a visit to Cuba in the early 1950s, an English dance teacher named Pierre Lavelle saw dancers performing this triple step to slow rumba and mambo music. He took it back to Britain and taught it as a separate dance that eventually became what we know now as Ballroom Cha Cha. It was introduced to the United States in 1954 and quickly became the latest craze, pushing the Mambo aside. It has never gone out of style and to this day remains popular in nightclubs across the country, in part because it is so easy to learn.

 Click here to learn more about the Cha Cha, and see a demonstration video. Then swing by Fred Astaire Dance Studios and ask about the Cha Cha. 

 

 Watch 4 Basic Elements of Cha-Cha | Cha-Cha Dance by Reese & Mitchum (2018) from above link. 

 

Task

At the end of the lesson, students are expected to create and perform a ballroom dance cha cha cha. To attain this objective, students need to identify the basic steps of cha cha cha. And lastly, recognize the importance of cha cha cha as part of exercise. 

 

Process

IBL IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Inquiry-based learning is the context of physical activity as the means of art questioning by students for learning and embodies the learning of skills, student centered and learn by asking a question by knowing the specific topic especially to participation in a variety of physical activities that include exercise, sports, dance and etc

The K to 12 PE Curriculum develops the students’ skills in accessing, synthesizing and evaluating information, making informed decisions, enhancing and advocating their own and others’ fitness and health. The knowledge, understanding and skills underpin the competence, confidence and commitment required of all students to live an active life for fitness and health.

The teacher imposed first the "BEE RULE"

  1. Be cooperative
  2. Be active
  3. Be listener

To begin lesson more active the teacher start the lesson by having a warm-up exercise with a twist using the ballroom dance music. Student will actively participated in activity. And also teacher prepare another activity entitled "HULA MO DANCE KO"

The teacher have four mystery photo, while guessing the pictures students has a lot of question about this. And teacher answer the students question. And teacher always remind that all activity that the student did have a connection to the topic. 

First photo: 

Second photo: It is originated in Cuba.

Third photo: It is dance which involves and/coordinates by two's or pairs. 

Last photo: This is a dance known for 4/4 time signature. 

After guessing the photos, teacher have a lot of question to the students and demonstrate the basic steps in cha cha cha  thereafter students by group are actively participated to create and perform cha cha cha while having a video presentation. 

Familiarize yourself with basic step of cha cha cha here's the link https://www.dancing4beginners.com/cha-cha/#steps

To create your own cha cha cha dance follow the basic step above the link. 

Evaluation

Teacher will give an activity to evaluate the students. 

This activity was entitled "DANCING QUEEN/KING"

  1. This a group activity.
  2. Students (Queen/King) are going to execute and create a choreography of basic cha cha cha with your own choice of music.
  3. The dance should be a maximum of two to three minutes.
  4. Students (Queen/King) are given two-three days practice and present it with special guess.
  5. This is the criteria for your output: click the link https://www.coursehero.com/file/43486031/criteria-for-judging-dance-sportsdocx/

 

Conclusion

TOWARDS BROADER IBL IN CHA CHA CHA

Creative thinking skills are developed through dance, as well as learning the value of discipline, commitment and work ethic. Self-confidence develops as young people overcome challenges to master new goals, learning to apply themselves and accomplish any task put before them.

Dance teaches children about music, rhythm and beat. Students also have a better understanding of spatial relationships and learn to think with both sides of their brain. All these skills enhance a child’s academic performance, as well as their physical well-being.

Dance keeps you fit! Dance teaches the importance of movement and fitness in a variety of ways through a variety of disciplines. As well, dancers learn to coordinate muscles to move through proper positions. Dancing is a great activity to pursue at almost any age provided you are in proper health to handle the rigors of dancing for life.

All in all, dance is a great way to build invaluable social skills. Much more importantly however, it is an opportunity to teach your children the importance of being part of something larger than themselves. Dancers learn to take turns, to share attention, and to cooperate with others as they work within a group. These life lessons are part of the appeal of dance classes to parents around the world.  Much like team sports, dance for children can teach some invaluable and important lessons.

ADDITIONAL READINGS:

We teach the fine art of ballroom, latin, and swing dances. We also teach dances for weddings. Schedule your lesson today. Link https://carolinadance.com/raleigh-dance-lessons/latin/cha-cha. This research helps to understand the importance of cha cha cha dance to the students daily lives. 

Benefits of Cha-Cha Dancing: http://healthyburnett.org/hm-cha-cha-cha-your-way-to-good-health/

 

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This WebQuest was created by ABEGAIL P. RUZ, taking up BACHELOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION-4 for TTL 2  subject at CSTC, Sariaya, Quezon.