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Bachata Advanced

Concentrate on dancing and practicing, the courses usually are based on less explanation, more music, new complicated figures every week. You will learn some styling and complex footwork at these courses. We share our experiences and just have fun.

Bachata is a style of social dance from the Dominican Republic which is now danced all over the world. It is associated with bachata music.
In partnering, the lead can decide whether to perform in open, semi-closed or closed position. Dance moves or step variety strongly depend on the music (such as the rhythms played by the different instruments), setting, mood, and interpretation. Unlike salsa, bachata dance does not usually include many turn patterns.

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 made up a basic step going from side to side, and also copied dance elements from other couple dances of various origins, Latin and non Latin alike. The basic dance sequence consists of three steps and then a tap step or various forms of step syncopation (such as the “double step”). Some dancers in the west accompany the tap with an exaggerated “pop” of the hips. Bachata can be danced on the 1st beat of the musical phrase, with the tap on the 4th beat, but dancing on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th beat is also common. 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.

Next Courses

There is no duration of Bachata Advanced courses. You can start any week after prior registration:

We | 19:00 – 20:00

Course Content

Complicated and stylish figures

Advanced leading techniques

Contratempo

Dips and tricks

Playing with music

Advanced styling

Partnerwork

Creativity on the dancefloor

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