Bachata Classes

Bachata is a beautifully sensual partner dance, hugely popular with dancers worldwide. It is a form of music and dance that originated in the countryside and rural marginal neighbourhoods of the Dominican Republic. Bachata lyrics are usually romantic; especially prevalent are tales of heartbreak and sadness. Bachata grew out of – and is still closely related to – the pan Latin-American romantic style called bolero. Over time, it has been influenced by merengue – a fast paced danceable music also native to the Dominican Republic – and by a variety of Latin American guitar styles.

Bachata has roots very similar to Argentine Tango–meaning it has a rather risqué background: much the way Tango was born in the bordellos of Argentina, Bachata came of age in Dominican “houses of the night”. That’s the short explanation, of course, but it goes a long way in terms of explaining the lyrics of the music and the mood of the dance. As with many Afro-Caribbean dances, it can feature showy footwork, or it can be danced in a very intimate closed hold. In most cases the music is slower and simpler than salsa, although that doesn’t mean it can’t be just as flavourful.

Today, Bachata is known worldwide. Music from classic artists like Joan Soriano, Luis Vargas, and Anthony Santos, as well as they modern counterparts like Romeo Santos, Andy Andy, and Prince Royce can be found on Spotify or iTunes.

Just as the music has gained popularity and recognition, the Bachata dance has left the rural countryside of the Dominican Republic to reach places like London, New York City, Paris, Madrid, Sydney and Tokyo.

Learn the seductive dance from the Dominican Republic – BACHATA! In this course, you will learn all the fundamentals of the very sexy Bachata dance including footwork, rhythm & timing, leading and following techniques, learning the basic Bachata hip movement & steps. We will incorporate all these elements into basic turns and several beginner partner-work combinations.

At the end of the course you will have learned enough material to make you feel like going to a Bachata club that same night.

Prerequisite: None – no dance experience necessary!
Recommendation: We advise you do this level 1 to 2 times.
Combine this course with: Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Men’s Styling, Ladies Styling. Mambo on2.
At the end of the course your instructor will advise you when you are ready to move up to the next level

Building on the basics you learned in the Beginners level this course will take you through the next step in the Bachata foundations with the intro into body movement and more intricate turn patterns with your partner as well as new footwork for your shines.

Prerequisite: Mastering of Bachata Beginners or equivalent experience. Individual evaluations available upon request.
Recommendation: We advise you do this level 4 to 6 times.
Combine this course with: Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Men’s Styling, Ladies Styling. Mambo on2.
At the end of the course your instructor will advise you when you are ready to move up to the next level

Re-capping and expanding upon the Improvers level you will learn the skilful aspects of body movement in Bachata. Leading & following techniques and musicality of this sensual and romantic dance will be emphasized. Also shown will be the differences the various styles of Bachata, such as Moderna, Sensual and Dominican.

New partner-work combinations will be introduced each week with a focus on body rhythm, styling and execution. We will also encourage students on developing musicality and learning how and where to add dips and close holds, as well as hit the musical accents to spice up the dance.

Prerequisite: Mastering of Bachata Improvers or equivalent experience. Individual evaluations available upon request.
Recommendation: We advise you do this level 6 to 8 times.
Combine this course with: Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Men’s Styling, Ladies Styling. Mambo on2.
At the end of the course your instructor will advise you when you are ready to move up to the next level

bachata class London
bachata classes in London

Mastering and expanding upon Bachata Intermediate level, we will encourage you to be more expressive with your movements and the sensuality in Bachata by adding different dance fusions to Bachata.

Have you taken Bachata lessons to an intermediate / advanced level and been dancing in the clubs but want more of a challenge and some new movements? Then this course is for you! We will build on what you already know by adding new body isolations, turns and countless variations. Our body movement drills will help you add that sexiness that is needed to make this dance look effortless.

Prerequisite: Mastering of Bachata 3 or equivalent experience. Evaluations to join this level are mandatory.
Combine this course with: Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Men’s Styling, Ladies Styling. Mambo on2

If you have more questions please check our FAQ section or give us a call!


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