Bachata Beginner 1
Dates: 6.6, 6.13, 6.20, 6.27, 7.4, 7.11
Bachata is a music form with origins in the Dominican Republic. It is also a popular partner dance in the Latin scene. While folkloric in origin and sound, Bachata has become increasingly fused with R&B and other contemporary music styles. To dance Bachata nightclub style, as in Salsa, it is important to recognize the 4/4 measure. The slow tempo and "pop" of Bachata makes for a distinct sensual feel. Like other Latin partner dances, Bachata works off of a three step timing and relies on a strong lead-follow connection. Learning Bachata will add beautiful and useful elements to your dance repertoire, including improved timing in all dances, smoothness and dance floor confidence.
Bachata Basics begins with a stretch, followed by open step sequences danced in line. Partner dance repertoire includes leading and following basic step variations, right and left turns, cross-body lead, veils, and position changes. Music folder is provided.
Class size limit: 30. Partners rotate. Rotation not required for couples. Gender free: each student is free to learn the lead or follow role. New students register for Beginner 1. Beginner 2 for continuing students who have completed Beginner 1 or have instructor permission.
Non-students: $75 for series, $140 per couple, $15 drop-in.
Students: $63 for series, $116 per couple, $13 drop-in.