Bachata



Introduction

Originating in the Dominican Republic, Bachata is now popular around the world.


Variations

Basics
» Basic
     » in 1, 2, 3, Cha-Cha Timing
     » in 1-and-3-4 Timing
» Box Step
» Forward Basic

Turns
» Outside Turn
» Inside Turn
» Outside Turn to Inside Turn
» Waist Slide, Inside Turn
» Dishrag
» Dishrag Sunburst
» Free Spins
» Rollaways
» Tandem (Parallel) Free Spins
» Matador


Crossed Hands
» Waist Slide, R-in-R Inside Turn
» Behind the Back Hand Change to Crossed Hands
» Behind the Back Hand Change, Double Face Loop
» Crossed-Hand Matador
» Crossed-Hand Double Face Loop

Sweetheart and Cradle
» Sweetheart Promenade
» Sweetheart Solo
» Sweetheart Solo Singles
» Cradle (In and Out)
» Cradle Promenade
» Cradle Solo
» Cradle Solo Singles

Follow's Solo
» Follow's Solo
» Follow's Solo (1-and-3-4 Timing)

Fancy Footwork
» Pivots
» Grapevine
» Ochos

Breaks
» Touch and Go
» Step Touch
» Side Sways

Swing Moves
» Swing Moves

Footwork Stylings
» Touches Across

Dips
» Cross-Step Dip
» Break, Dip, and Pivot


Music

Here are a few of our favorite Bachata tunes, arranged by tempo.


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For more, including descriptions of 25 different waltzes and hundreds of variations thereof, see Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living a book by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.


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