BACHATA MODERNA CRASH WEEKEND
GUEST INSTRUCTOR: JUAN RUIZ (AUSTRALIA)
Juan Bachatero Ruiz guest instructor at Latin Dance Factory

 DOMINICAN BACHATA FOOTWORK & PATTERNS 
WED, JUL 25TH, 2018
8:00 PM - 10:00PM CDT
 
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 BACHATA SOCIAL MOVES
SAT, JUL 28TH, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
 
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 BACHATA HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE DANCE FLOOR
SUN, JUL 29TH, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
 
https://bachata-highlights-sun.eventbrite.com
 FULL PASS: COME TO ALL WORKSHOPS 
BY JUAN BACHATERO RUIZ
WED, SAT, & SUN
 
https://bachata-moderna-fullpass.eventbrite.com
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LOCATION: MOMO FOOD + WINE BAR
4104 Fannin St 
Houston TX  [View Map]
Free Street parking available

CONTACT: 832-413-2623

LIMITED SPOTS! EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR FULL PASS ENDS IN
General Admission: $35 (Wednesday) or $45 (Sat or Sun) at the door if spots are left. 
Only 30 spots per crash course as space is limited. Please do not show up unannounced.


ACTIVITY DETAILS

Learn Bachata from one of the Pioneers of the Bachata Movement in the world: Juan Bachatero Ruiz. 

Dance to what the music tells you to dance

Some experience required. These Bachata workshops are not ideal for brand new beginners. 

Don't wait until last minute! Limited spots. We need to balance the class.

Social Hashtag: #BachataModerna 


BACHATA TOPICS / SYLLABUS*

DOMINICAN BACHATA FOOTWORK & PATTERNS 

Bring some Dominican flavour to your Bachata. Move your feet and hips to the beat of the music. Lead your partner through a series of footwork and patterns.

BACHATA SOCIAL MOVES

Bachata patterns that are 100% leadable, and every follower will enjoy the dance. Learn the Bachata moderna fundamentals that will help you create awesome patterns!

BACHATA HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE DANCE FLOOR

Stand out by creating some nice sensual shapes and highlights for the dance floor. Learn about the different ways to create body waves and locks. 

APPLICABLE TO ALL WORKSHOPS: BACHATA & DANCE CONNECTION

Step out of the counts and connect with your partner in a way that both of you are responsive to each other movement. This class uses acoustic music so dancers can accentuate the musicality without having to worry on the counts. 

* Not all these moves will be covered in one class. Each bootcamp covers the basic foundations and then a few of these figures.


ABOUT JUAN BACHATERO RUIZ

Juan is a pioneer in the Bachata movement in the world and Australia, recognized as one of the top Bachata influencers in the world as he has been part of the Bachata community since 2004!

His Bachata style, known as Bachata Moderna, is well structured that it makes it easy for the leader & follower to have great dance together. Juan blends Dominican footwork, with sensual shapes and Moderna patterns, as he always says “you should dance what the music tells you what to dance”

Juan has been crowned many times as Australia Bachata Champion, his Bachateros Bachata Team has won 5 national titles, and his Bachata Unit team (amateur) has won 4 national champions as well. Both teams won ALL the Australian championships available in a year! A feat only done in Australia by these 2 teams! Juan has been featured in many stages alongside world renown Bachata singers such as Dani J, Grupo Extra, Domenic Marte, Daniel Santacruz, K-Rose, Monchy & Nathalia, Xtreme, 4Ever and many more!

Juan is also one of the founders and organizers of the successful ‘Sydney International Bachata Festival’ www.bachatafestival.com.au (founded in 2008 and worldwide recognized as the first Bachata Festival in the world) and director of the Byron Latin Fiesta www.byronlatinfiesta.com.au (from 2010).

Juan is one of the directors and founders of Tropical Soul Dance Studio (www.tsdance.com.au), which is one of the most popular dance schools in Sydney and Australia. The school fosters more than 450 students per week, with 35+ weekly classes to choose from and a staff of 18 dance instructors.

Juan is very active in Social Media, you can follow Juan on