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


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

» 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

» Touch and Go
» Step Touch
» Side Sways

Swing Moves
» Swing Moves

Footwork Stylings
» Touches Across

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


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

© 2014-2018 Nick Enge

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

For more, see our two books on dancing:
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge,
and Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge.

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