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Bachata 1- Workshop

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BACHATA Workshop

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At Bondi Salsa we call this the dance for lovers. We teach Bachata the easiest way as a side step motion and add elements of Tango, Zouk and basic salsa turns.

Bachata is a fun way to connect with another and really experience the passion of dance.

You can dance Bachata in a formal way at arms length in case you’re dancing with someone you may not know or feel comfortable with.

Both styles are taught in the 2 hour crash course workshop.

We created the workshop to let our students have a taste of what it is like to dance Bachata and learn a new style of dance while keeping in the same element of partner dancing.


What is Bachata?

The authentic dance from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean is a basic dance sequence in a full 8 count moving within a square.

Dancers in the Western World much later began developing a more simple pattern and added dance elements from other dances as well, the basic is also in a full 8 count, but with a side-to-side motion.

Both main dances consist of 3 steps normal and then a tap step. The tap is often accompanied by a “pop” of the hips, and is sometimes substituted with syncopations (steps in between the beats). Bachata music has an accent in rhythm at every first count (one) in the measure of four beat, most people dance starting on the first beat and this is called dancing bachata to the basic rhythm of the music.

But bachata can be danced to different timings as well e.g. tapping on the first beat and then take the first step on the second beat (dancing on two), one also seen Dominicans dancing on three and four.

The tap is done on the opposite foot of the last step, while the next step is taken on the same foot as the tap. The dance direction changes after the tap or fourth step.

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