Bachata is a dance that originated from the Dominican Republic and is danced with a partner. It is very easy to learn and is fun to dance. It is danced all over the world, in many different styles. This introductory course covers basic bachata footwork, partner work, and movement. Your own partner is not essential, but it is a fun, social dance to learn with friends. If you are enrolling with a partner, you will both need to register.
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Bachata grew out of the dance styles of bolero and merengue and originated in the countryside and rural neighborhoods of the Dominican Republic. The basics to the dance are three-steps with a Cuban hip motion, followed by a tap which can include a hip movement also on the 4th beat. The movement of the hips is very important because it’s a part of the soul of the dance. Generally, most of the dancer’s movement is in the lower body up to the hips, and the upper body moves much less. Unlike Salsa, Bachata dance does not usually include complex turn patterns but they are used more and more as the dance evolves. The leading is done just like in most other social dances, with a “pushing and pulling” hand and arm communication.
Ending 11th February 2019 Fee: $39.00
Dance Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street.