Segue from the resurrected chacha thread... So I learned chacha in ballroom, meaning that my concept of it is very rigid and formal. I've adjusted this concept when dancing with salseros, but I still have trouble following a lot of the salseros in chacha. My biggest problem is that they don't seem to alternate regularly between the slow-slow and quick-quick-quick, and instead insert the quick-quick-quick whenever they feel like it. I don't care if it's on1, on2, but I'm used to have a regular pattern in chacha. Am I missing something? Second, I can sometimes follow a guy doing random cha-cha-cha's if he leads from his core (arms lower, tighter hip motion, so I can feel when the quick movement is coming), but most of the salseros I get use their arms and chest to lead. I have no problem with that in salsa, but it just doesn't work for me in chacha. Again, missing something?