Bachata

What is Bachata?

Bachata is a dance originating from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean islands. The music and dance has been influenced by other styles of music like merengue, bolero, salsa and cumbia.

Bachata’s dance steps has four beats per measure. In Bachata the dancer takes three steps to the side ending with a tap. The walking basic is similar, with the dancers walking forward and back rather than side to side. As well 3 steps to the front and ending with the tap.

Like in salsa, there are many types of bachata including, Dominican bachata, sensual bachata, and Urban bachata. Fusions are also becoming very popular with multi-disciplinary and experimental dancers.  

Bachata with it’s beautifully executed footwork, playful partnerwork, sexy body isolations and sensual movements, the only risk of taking our classes is that you will become even more addicted to this beautiful, passionate, sensual, challenging and very addictive dance and music called BACHATA! Join the fun.

Group Classes

Group classes are from 5-20 couples per class and depending on the class and there are 1 – 2 teachers per class as well as assistants to help out. If you don’t know what level you are, come by and one of our teachers will be glad to evaluate you.

BACHATA 1

In this level:

You will learn basic footwork, basic turns and various turn combinations. Lead and follow techniques will be explained and some styling moves.

BACHATA 2

In this level:

You will learn more intricate figures, and improve your lead and follow techniques.

BACHATA 3

In this level:

You will learn 4-8 count combinations, with some body isolation, footwork and at this level you should be able to lead and follow most dancers socially. 

BACHATA 4

In this level:

Our most Advance class and changes every session, you will learn different combinations each session.

Dance Instructors

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