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Table of contents: How to Dance Bachata. Bachata Footwork, Bachata Basic Turn Patterns, Bachata Styling

A rundown of the basic bachata steps. Including the Bachata Box Step, The Triple Cha-Cha Step,, and The Diagonal Box Step. Video instruction by Adam Taub and Isolde Löfvenholm

The bachata box step

A traditional Dominican pattern of dancing bachata is the box step. The box step maintains the same basic step pattern described above, but instead of simply stepping side to side, the dancer steps in a square. The most common way of dancing the box step is to step sideways with the left foot, with the right foot follow, just as in the most basic step, and then with the 3rd right step put your foot forward. Tap with your right, side step with your right. side step with your left to bring it next to your right, then step back with your right to return to your starting position. Tap, with your left and start again. A couple following dancing together in box step have a richer interplay than straight side to side, and the box can open up into a variety of more complex variations. There are also variations of the box step that differ in timing and style. See the Adam Taub and Joan & Griselda Soriano videos to the left for examples of the bachata box step.

The bachata triple or 'cha-cha' step

In the Dominican Republic, the tap step is often replaced by a quick three step sequence sometimes referred to as the 'Cha-cha' step (because it is also part of basic cha-cha-cha footwork). Where you would ordinarily tap with the right foot on 4, here you instead step with your right foot on 4, followed quickly with your left foot on '4 and' , and then again with your right on 1 - leading into the second half of the pattern. The sequence of 3 cha-cha steps occur at double the speed of the ordinary steps around it. The cha-cha step can be substituted in the same way for the left tap, and can also occur in other parts of the basic bachata pattern. See the Bachata Autentica dance video to the left for an example of a couple dancing bachata with the cha-cha step.

The Diagonal bachata box step

The Diagonal Box Step is a variation of the Basic Box Step that is popular in the Dominican Republic and is a foundation for more advanced techniques.

Six Basic Bachata Steps Compared

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1. Forward & Back in Place
2. Forward and Back Progressive
3. Forward and Back Progressive Pass
4. Box Step
5. Diagonal Box Step
6. Triple Step or Cha Cha

How to Dance Bachata – the Sexiest Latin Dance

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“Bachata classes are essential for every Salsa student! I wish I had started learning Bachata sooner! I focused on just Salsa for several months, but then when I went out dancing, every time the DJ played a Bachata song, I had to sit down (or hide). Now that I took Bachata classes, I am out on the dance floor all night, and the ladies love getting close to me.” -Malcolm,  Philadelphia


Pre-requisite: None
Duration: 8 weeks
Julie Berger

Bachata classes are essential to becoming a well-rounded Latin dancer! All Salsa students are encouraged to attend at least this Beginner Bachata course, so you’ll be able to take any Salsa dance floor by storm! Come learn how to shake and move those hips in our Beginner Bachata class! If you’re also learning to Salsa, you will be surprised what moves can also be used to dance Bachata!

Fast, easy, and fun to learn, it is a great dance to get your feet “wet” in the exciting world of Latin dancing! In this easy to follow eight-week course, you will learn all the basics of Bachata, the most romantic of the four Latin nightclub dances.  Students start with a warm-up that teaches the basic steps and simple turns. Learn to get close with your dance partner in this dance style that originated in the Dominican Republic – no partner is necessary, as everyone rotates in class! While learning the basic step for this dance is easy, this dance is definitely all about hips and attitude! Get comfortable with the basics, and then join us in Intermediate or Sensual Bachata classes at the next level!



Pre-requisite: The Beginner Bachata Course
Duration: 8 weeks (Six month curriculum – Offered twice a week!)
Instructor: Julie Berger

The Intermediate Bachata classes transform students into impressive Bachata dancers. The six month curriculum is made up of 18 intermediate patterns. You will learn a pattern a week the first three weeks and have the opportunity to review all 3 previous patterns on the fourth week. We recommend coming to both classes each week, but if you can only come once per week, it may take going through the six month curriculum multiple times to feel confident with all the patterns. Students start with a warm-up that teaches spins, footwork, and hip movement. More intricate steps, different hand positions, and specific turn patterns are the focus in partner-work, where students rotate to dance with each other. Emphasis is placed on hip-movement and smooth body movements and transitions, which characterize this dance as the most romantic of the various Latin styles.

This bachata dance class is essential for becoming a well rounded Latin dancer, and to get you ready to step onto any Salsa floor with ease, knowing you’re ready to get close and sexy when the beautiful Bachata music comes on. Classes are ongoing and enrollment can occur at any time!


Pre-requisite: The Beginner Bachata Course
Duration: 8 weeks (Six month curriculum – Offered twice a week!)
Instructor: Julie Berger

Sensual bachata is the latest craze in Bachata. It’s characterized as having body waves, circular, sweeping arm and body movements as well as isolations of just one body part. Our sensual bachata syllabus is similar to the intermediate one in the sense that an entire pattern is taught per class, but newer sensual elements are infused into each pattern. It’s helpful to attend this class regularly as every fourth week is a review of the previous three patterns.

Experience Bachata – the sexiest Latin dance – Sign up for Sexy Bachata Classes now!



90,000 12 life hacks, to quickly learn how to dance from Mamita Dance


Author: Pavel Gather
Psychologist, Lecturer Salsa and Tango


Author: Pavel Pavel
Psychologist, Lecturer Salsa

on At the start, you always want to get a quick result. When it doesn't happen, the hypothesis arises that everything takes time. After a conditionally acceptable time, humility comes to mastering pair dances, which, perhaps, is not given, and I will just do what I learned somehow.

This is the most common story of those who believe that the mere act of attending a pair dance class is enough to learn how to dance.
Absolutely not. If you want to really dance well, you have to make an effort outside of the dance class. A good teacher will definitely be needed, but the initiative should be on your side.

1. Listen to music

The most common and accessible advice that is given already in the first lessons. And it definitely works. Music creates a certain atmosphere of the dance and intuitively you want to move to it. It doesn't matter where you listen to music - in the car, on headphones while walking or doing household chores.

An addition that will help you dance better is your active participation in the music. Sing along, dance or simply beat musical accents with any free parts of the body. In the subway, for example, it is enough to tap out bright moments with your fingers, in the car to sing along with sounds, and at home you can jump for pleasure.

2. Watch videos of good dancers

It's complicated, but also obvious. It’s more difficult, because without recommendations from more experienced dancers, unfortunately, it’s not so easy to find a good quality video on the net (I mean not the resolution quality, but the content itself).

Meaningful video viewing is about building an understanding of HOW dancers make a particular impression on a partner or viewer. Technology is at the heart of everything. Understanding how the pros do it is a big step forward.

It is important to distinguish a show from a disco dance, a staged performance from an improvisation, a stylized dance from an authentic one, etc. Ask for recommendations and dance teachers will always throw off a couple of videos of worthy landmarks.

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3. Dance in salsatecas/milongas/discotheques

A very delicate moment when it is worth coming to the first party. From a technical point of view, most students in 1-3 months have a sufficient set of figures and techniques to come and dance calmly. Psychologically, the same moment can be stretched out for an indefinite time. After all, it is imperative to “not lose face”, “learn more figures” and be sure what to do in case “there is an unfamiliar movement”.

In fact, the partygoers don't really care (except for a small layer of non-professional teachers who want to help inexperienced dancers by treating them as customers in the future). It is important to come and try dancing after a month of classes. You can only with friends or guys from your group. This will be enough to feel the adrenaline and inspiration from the dance.

4. Dance with partners or partners not of your level

The conventional wisdom that you need to practice in groups of your level does not withstand the test of experience. Perhaps now your eyes widened in surprise, and you want to meaningfully read the phrase again. Yes, you saw everything correctly: when you dance with a partner of your level, you don’t grow anywhere.

It's important to understand that not only does it work one way and you have to dance with cooler dancers, but it works even more effectively the other way. It is no coincidence that teaching pair dances dramatically raises the level of the teacher himself. You have an endless stream of very beginner dancers.

How it works. A more experienced partner needs to be "stretched". It's easy and obvious. With beginners, you need to take more initiative on yourself, see the general pattern of the dance more widely, turn on and insure more, try to be an example and be more careful. The quality of interaction begins to grow significantly. And wonderful partners too.

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5. Learn to dance for a partner and for a partner

Turks and Argentines are one of the best partners in the world. In Russia, partners are highly valued. Why? The answer is simple. In Argentina and Turkey, it is not questionable for men to ask another man to lead in one piece or another and give feedback on the quality of the lead. For them, it will be a great shame to hear moralizing from a partner, or even more so to be known in the community as an insecure partner.

In Russia, due to the constant, often far-fetched, opinion that there are more women in pair dances, partners calmly get up and study their partner's part. Such partners then grow into very cool dancers and teachers. In no case do this at parties, only in class. Here we are talking only about the learning strategy. At parties, be yourself.

6. Do not memorize the links

Always try to look deeper and understand the through principle and idea of ​​movement. Understanding what and how is done will make it possible to independently generate any sequences and chips.

Human memory is limited and there will always be a moment when something will escape and your repertoire will be limited by the size of RAM.

In Argentine tango, for example, there are seven levels of movement construction that, when mastered, will allow you to make millions of combinations. And how many dance sequences can you really remember? In rueda, more than 150 figures dance in a rare circle. It's hard to keep more in mind.

7. Develop your body

Many years of experience in teaching couple dance shows that as soon as everyone pairs up in a class, any progress in individual style ends. But it is the individual style that distinguishes everyone at the disco: partners change, and style is always with you.

The body as the main instrument of dance must be very plastic, responsive and emotional. Surprisingly, not all pair dance schools have a general physical warm-up. It is vital to tune the body and understand how it works.

You can always train extra and concentrate more on the basic steps, as their true value is as body work. The sequence of steps is, in fact, the simplest thing that can be in pair dancing. The quality of individual performance determines the craftsmanship.

8. Try on the images of inspiring dancers

A psychological life hack for those who have already mastered the steps, but still feel that there is not enough brightness and drive. Most are terribly afraid of being someone else's "clone". Here the action is the same as under the influence of hypnosis - the more you resist, the more you plunge into an altered state of consciousness.

With a high degree of probability, you are already dancing like someone else's "clone". A meaningful fitting of someone else's image is that you mentally take the image of the one who inspires you (inspiration is critical in this case) and "put on" yourself. Then you start dancing and trying to feel in general how it is to be able, for example, to be the best partner or the sexiest partner in a disco. This is much more difficult than it seems. But it works extremely efficiently.

9. Dance to offbeat music

Habitual rhythms keep you tight. Tango salon or speedy timba leave little room for experimentation and fantasy. Pattern dancing is always noticeable and is reserved for beginners.

The truly new is born outside of the usual. Look for places to experiment. If there is no place, organize self-training. The main thing is not to get carried away, because music determines the style. We bring something new to pair dances, rather than trying to change them.

Search, improvise, don’t be afraid to go beyond, develop in different directions, be inspired by music atypical for the style

10. Try your hand at basic dance directions

dances exist according to their own non-choreographic laws.

This is the deepest delusion, which has turned into a ceiling for the qualitative development of partner dances. After all, all professional dancers, for example, in salsa or bachata, build their ideas on the basic choreographic principles.

Do not think that choreography is only applicable on stage. Any meaningful movement of the body can be choreographic. In general, try classical or modern choreography. Basically, hip-hop can work too.

11. Look for battle sensations

Pair dances return us to an active position of manifestation of our body. As in the days of our ancient ancestors, we impress the members of the opposite sex by how dexterous, hardy, sexy, etc. we are. Modern laws of the jungle in the entourage of big cities.

If you look around the dance floor, it becomes clear that the majority are clearly herbivores (not in the sense of vegetarians, but in relation to those around them). I am sure that predators are always more interesting in terms of the attractiveness of the image - try to find a counterbalance among herbivores, for example, a cat woman or a lion man.

The conversation is about an internal position, not about aggressiveness. Lability and lack of control are inherent in adolescents, and not in adult self-sufficient people.

Accordingly, even a training or friendly battle gives, on the one hand, practical skills - to make a bright sequence of movements, bring an idea to a climax, show a spectacular feature, on the other hand, develops the psychological basis of the dance - self-confidence, resistance to extraneous attention, self-control and self-control in complex elements.

12. Communicate with professionals

The environment shapes the internal position. Basically, real passionaries of the dance community are ready to openly talk, discuss and support the development of dance in every possible way. Universal principles and the ideas they articulate have a much longer and more practical perspective than meets the eye.

Accept that, for example, behind the words "listen to your partner" is not only a beautiful metaphor, but also a practical skill to literally listen to your partner. At the same time, always treat every thought, even the most respected teacher, as a private opinion.

Your skill will lie in finding the scope of the idea even in conflicting opinions. Most often, the contradiction is speculative and the truth lies in the angle of perception or situationality.

Your dancing growth will stop sooner or later. This can happen at the level of three basic steps or years of experience in teaching and show performances. Regardless of your level, the suggested 12 life hacks can get you off the ground and greatly accelerate your dance growth. There is no way here without your motivation and activity. Take your dance development into your own hands. 9Ol000 Dangerous sexuality

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Bachata in pairs. Bachata Dance School for Beginners

Bachata is one of the simplest Latin American dances in terms of choreography, filled with sensuality and emotions. This dance teaches you to break down the inner boundaries that prevent you from expressing your true feelings. The main feature of this dance lies in the sensual romanticism that is felt during the dance between partners. All movements in the bachata dance are very calm, smooth, and in some figures the bodies of the partners are very beautifully touching, which adds a certain excitement to the dance. If you want to learn how to dance bachata in Moscow, then come to the bachata dance school in Moscow "Dance Liker" and get bachata dance training from the best teachers. We will teach you to feel the rhythm and help you liberate yourself in the dance, regardless of your age or height. After learning bachata, you will be able to conquer any party with perfectly honed movements of Latin American choreography.

Do you want to learn bachata but don't know how to learn bachata or where to learn bachata? Salsa bachata dance school "Dance Liker" will be happy to help you with this. Thanks to our experienced teachers and the availability of specially equipped halls, you will be able to master the dancing skills of this sensual dance as soon as possible. We provide salsa bachata training in specially equipped halls that are equipped with anti-slip surfaces and other amenities so that you can relax and start dancing.

Learning to dance bachata from scratch is easy. Dance training for beginners bachata starts with basic steps and gradually begins to include various figures. All training takes place in stages on an increasing basis, so anyone can learn bachata at the Dance Liker school - both an adult and a child. At the bachata dance school for beginners "Dance Liker" you will learn to hear and listen to music and counting, and most importantly - to enjoy the dance. Come to us for bachata training and get a 50% discount on a trial lesson.

Don't have time to attend classes? Dance at home! For your convenience, the Densliker dance school has prepared detailed video bachata lessons for self-study online without leaving home. All you need to do is apply and choose a course based on your dancing skills. We have online bachata lessons for beginners and advanced dancers with experience. Learning bachata online at home is convenient!

Bachata dance groups in our studio are divided into several levels:
Beginner +


It will be comfortable even for those who have not previously had any dance, music and other skills.

In the Bachata dance class we will be:

- disassemble the main rhythm;
- learn to hear music;
- learn the basics and basic figures of Bachata.

Each lesson in the "Bachata Beginner Level" group will begin with the study and analysis of rhythm, as the basis and an integral part of any dance. Even if you had problems with a sense of rhythm before joining us, after a few lessons at our school you will begin to feel it and move to the beat of the music.

There are different shades of emotionality and sensuality in Bachata. In the "Bachata Beginners" group, we teach our students to recognize them in order to subsequently make their body move organically, filling every musical sound with the beauty of dance.

Basics of Bachata
You need to start learning to dance correctly. This is a rule to which there are no exceptions. The basics of Bachata include: basic steps, technique for performing basic elements, interaction in pairs.

Further progress in the study of Bachata depends on how you master them. Rest assured! The teachers of our school will help you and create for you with their attentive and professional approach comfortable conditions, atmospheric lessons and a friendly team in your group! If you are wondering: “Will I be able to attend dance parties after completing my studies in the Bachata Beginner Level group?” , then we will answer YES. After mastering the basic figures of Bachata, you will be able to dance to any music, and not only Latin American. You will begin to enjoy dancing. But let's not get ahead of ourselves! To speed up the development of the material covered in the classroom, our teachers advise everyone to attend dance practices and dance a lot at parties. DANCELIKER school regularly holds dance events and invites you to participate in them!

At this level, we analyze more complex and interesting figures, with the addition of footwork, chips and playing music, learn to control our body harmoniously and plastically, work out the movements of the shoulders, body, hips and feet. Students who have passed the "beginner + level" confidently dance at parties.

There are two styles of bachata in our school: fusion and sensual. At the intermediate level, students can choose a direction or continue to master both styles. We recommend mastering both styles in order to master a large arsenal of movements, techniques and interactions in a couple, in order to be able to dance with any partner at bachata parties. In the classroom, rather complex figures are worked out with the corresponding more “subtle” interaction in pairs.

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