STEP ALONG TO THE BACHATA—YOUR FIRST LESSON IS FREE!
Using simple side-to-side and forward-to-back stepping and sensual hip movements, the Bachata is a great dance for beginners. It’s all about sensuality and doesn’t use complicated turn patterns. Think you can handle the heat? Here’s more about this romantic Dominican dance.
HISTORY OF THE BACHATA
The Bachata is a dance from the Caribbean and Dominican Republic, and it began as a very basic dance. Essentially, this authentic style is features a full 8-count, dancing within a square, hence the side-to-side and forward-to-back footwork. The ballroom version of Bachata is similar to this authentic style, but there is more hip movement. The sensual hip movements in the Bachata dance were originally used as a “mating call” of sorts, where the connection of the couple could be seen from afar by the frequency or sensuality of their hips moving. Now, it’s par for the dance.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE BACHATA
Bachata has surpassed the Salsa and Merengue as the most popular Latin dance around the world, and it doesn’t show signs of stopping. Perhaps because of its universal appeal or its attractiveness to beginning dancers, the Bachata is a well-known dance that can work for you in a variety of social situations.
Because there are no strict steps or turns, the Bachata can easily be adapted to flow with a variety of musical arrangements, no matter the tempo. You can expect the Bachata to help you to meet new people, give you confidence in dancing, and loosen up the hips. Although all of our dances our fun, the versatility and simplicity of this one makes it ever-popular.
YOU SHOULD TAKE A BACHATA DANCE CLASS IF YOU…
Have no dance skills whatsoever and finally want to learn
Are seeking a social activity to help you loosen up
Want to spend your time more meaningfully than just staring at a screen
Like to have a good time
The Bachata is a dance for everyone, and once you learn, you’ll be Bachata-ing everywhere! Peek the class schedule at your local studio to see when you can get in on a Bachata dance class and change your social life for the better.