Bachata lessons are a “must” for the Latin dance enthusiast. This dance originated in the Dominican Republic, but has become popular all around the world. Click here to start! We teach a traditional style. The PG13 edition.
Currently (2009) the most common style of Bachata danced all over the world as it was promoted with music from big Bachata stars such as Aventura, Xtreme, Monchy y Alexandra, to name a few. Basic steps moving side to side or on the spot. The main characteristic of this style is the close connection with your partner and dancing also with soft hip movements and a tap with a small “pop” with the hip on the 4th beat (1, 2, 3, Tab/Hip). Traditional Style also includes dips. This is a very romantic style of Bachata, because of keeping the dance close. A man will indicate dancing traditional style by placing his partner’s left arm on his right shoulder and placing his right hand on her back similar to the hand positions dancing Dominican Bachata in very close or semi-close position.
Bachata lessons will not only teach you how to dance it, but will also give you a great work out. Because of the Latin movement used in this dance you will feel your abs, thighs, and other parts getting a full use. Unlike any other dance, Bachata, uses its own unique hip action. This action is where the ab workout begins.
Bachata, because of it’s side to side movement is also a great dance to help you learn turns.
Finally, the biggest benefit of Bachata, is that the Raleigh/Durham area has a great Latin dance community. You will have lots of opportunities to go out and practice this dance with other people.
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