Urban Bachata

In partnering, the lead can decide whether to perform in open, semi-closed or closed position. Dance moves or step variety strongly depend on the music (such as the rhythms played by the different instruments), setting, mood, and interpretation. Unlike salsa, bachata dance does not usually include many turn patterns. The name Urban Bachata comes becasue…

Bachata Dominicana

Often referred to in the West as the “authentic / Dominican” bachata, the original social dance was created in the Dominican Republic during the 1960s and was danced only in closed position, like the bolero, often in close embrace.Bachata basic steps are performed by moving within a small square (side, side, forward and then tap…

Bachata Sensual

This Sensual Bachata dance style was created in Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain, by Korke Escalona and Judith Cordero. Korke learned the basics of western “traditional” in 1998, but with no more information than the basic step (four steps to the side) and inspired by bachata music, he started developing his own dance style inspired by contemporary…