Even if you've got two left feet, you'll look like a dance champ when you master this simple, sassy take on salsa. You will need a dance partner, patience, and the ability to laugh at yourself. Did you know? The cha-cha, which became wildly popular in the 1950's, is a slowed down cousin of the mambo. This is a helpful video for beginners looking for the basics on dancing the cha-cha.