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Tuesday 8:00pm / Thursday 9:00pm BACHATA Group Class

BACHATA FREE / I / II GROUP CLASSES

WHAT IS BACHATA?

Bachata is a Rumba-like Dominican Dance often referred as the dance of the guitar, or the "Latin Blues". Songs are about melancholy, about lost loves, jealousy, and dramatic encounters. The dance is slow, sensual, and easy to learn. The steps follow a three step and tap pattern done to the left and right side. Bachata falls under the Salsa Umbrella in Clubs. Several venues play at least 30% Bachata while others dedicate a full night of Bachata music. Women love Bachata for its simplicity, sensuality and dance elegance. These classes combines all 3 main styles: Dominican, Sensual, and Modern style.


BACHATA DANCE MOVES

Beginner Level
  • Bachata Music recognition
  • Timing
  • Frame connections
  • Basic step
  • Right and Left turns
  • Walk forwards and backwards
  • Hand techniques while turning
  • Body Connection and Posture 
  • Wrap turns
  • Beginner Dominican Footwork
  • Timing variations on the basic step
  • In Place Basic
  • Quarter Turns
  • Rotations
Improver Level 
  • Review of Beginner I Bachata moves with their respective variations 
  • Variations of Basic Steps
  • Dominican Footwork
  • Half turns
  • Delay turns
  • Extended turns
  • Multiple turns
  • Sensual Style Dip
  • Poses and slides
  • Sweetheart moves
  • Hammerlock moves
  • Outside Reverse Turns
  • Turn / Returns


LEVEL AND PRE-REQUISITES

Free: Learn the basic step and turns in Bachata. Introductory course that will help you understand level I and II

I or 101: Absolute Beginner and Two left feet welcome. This is an applications class for the absolute beginner. How to apply the basic steps and turns to create fun figures. You do not need to know anything about Bachata dancing.

II or 201: Improver / Intermediate Level Bachata class you need to be confident with your Beginner Level steps, turns, and figures. Please do not join if you do not know how to dance. We need to keep the class at a challenging level. We cover Dominican and Sensual styles.

BACHATA MUSIC