Bachata



Description

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


Variations

Basics
» Basic (Side Basic)
» Promenade Basic
» 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
» Cradle
» Cradle Promenade
» Matador

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

Fancy Footwork
» Pivots
» Grapevine
» Ochos

Breaks
» Touch and Go
» Step Touch
» Side Sways

Dips
» Cross-Step Dip


Music

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


© 2015, 2017, 2018 Nick Enge


If you or your community is interested in learning Bachata, .


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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