Learn to dance Bachata
LEARN TO DANCE BACHATA IN HOUSTON / PEARLAND / SURROUNDING AREAS!
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 combine all 3 main styles: Dominican or Traditional focusing on footwork; Sensual / Bolero style focusing on body waves and rolls incorporated into the basic step, and Modern style which fuses turns from different other dances such as Salsa.
COURSES IN BACHATA
This is your ticket to get started! Bootcamp means Training Camp. This course lasts 3 hours with a 10-minute break in between. It is a progressive course. During the first hour, we start with the basic steps and necessary foundations to start dancing Bachata. As the course progresses, we continue with different exercises that teach you how to create different combinations and figures. On each 101 Bootcamp, we cover different topics. Do not forget to bring your cameras. At the end of the bootcamp, you can record all the steps and combinations so you can practice them in the future.
LEVEL UP GROUP CLASSES
After completing one or more 101 Bootcamps, you can take your Bachata to the next level. Fun, Entertaining Bachata Lessons for Beginners and Improvers in Houston, TX. Improve your Basic step, learn more turns, rotations / pasealas, and intermediate principles of leading and following. These moves will get you going to understand level 201 figures and combinations.
Level 102 is for students that have completed our Foundations 101 bootcamp on the weekend - see our calendar. If you never danced before, we recommend joining a 101 Bootcamp first. No partner required to attend the 102 classes, but please let us know you are coming.
Need more feedback? Can't come to weekly group lesson? Busy crazy schedule? You can learn at your own pace and comfort! Investing in Bachata Private dance lessons is the fastest, most effective way to becoming a proficient, knowledgeable, and confident dancer. It is the best way of improving your current level of dance skill - you will go from Zero to Dancing all at your own pace and at the flexibility of your own schedule.
FREE PRACTICE PARTIES
Want to try us out? Free parties are for both the Absolute Beginner student to get extra practice in dancing and for Improver students to warm up and practice last class figures and combinations. Check calendar. RSVP required. Optional classes offered for a fee.
SYLLABUS: TOPICS AND MOVES IN BACHATA
Here are some of the moves that you will learn by combining 101 Bootcamps and 102 / 201 Group lessons. Each dance lesson is a Blast - designed especially for beginners, two left feet, and people with no dance experience what so ever!!! You will go from Zero to Dancing in no time!
Our courses are some of the best Dance Lessons in Houston / Pearland. These moves are not choreographed. They are 100% leadable. Each turn is Latin Nightclub-proof, authentic, and impressive. Each lesson is fun, effective, nice-paced, and you will be taught by a Dance Specialist and Education expert! You bet!
- Step and weight change drills
- Open and Close Frame connections
- Basic Step variations
- Body / Hip Movement drills
- Right and Left Turns
- Forward and backwards
Topic: Dominican Style Turns
- In place basic
- Square basic
- Slow turn basic
- Tap variations
- Footwork and timing variations
Topics: Modern Style Turns
- Full Turns
- Wrap Turns
- Sweetheart variations
- Rotations (Completo)
Topic Bolero / Sensual Style
- Body Waves foundations
- Rompo adelante
What’s a Topic?
Bachata has an extensive number of footwork and turns. We have categorized them by Topics. You can learn how to lead and follow each of these moves that we will focus on that particular Bootcamp. You can take any Bachata topic at any time. Each one is for beginners. We can also cover and review some of these moves on our 102 and 201 group classes during the week.