Bachata

Bachata

The Bachata is a Latin dance with simple footwork and strong hip movement. The music is romantic in nature and therefore the movement reflects the story of love and heartbreak. Bachata steps involve many optional turns for the lady. Bachata lessons in Etobicoke, Toronto can help you master this beautiful dance.

History

The Bachata originated in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. The dance is a direct reflection of the music played in the nightclubs during the 1960s. The Bachata has close ties to the Cuban Bolero and is steadily increasing in popularity worldwide and in Arthur Murray Dance Studios. The look, feel, and music of the dance make it simply irresistible!

Characteristics

The Bachata lessons offered at Arthur Murray provide you with direction for the very basic and simple footwork for this dance. Bachata footwork moves in a side to side or forward to back motion with accents through hip movement. The romantic character of the Bachata is achieved from the sensual hip and body actions. Good use of the knees helps produce the desired hip movement. Many people who start lessons without any latin dance experience quickly adapt.

Music

The music of Bachata is the root of the dance. The tempo is slow, approximately 120 beats per minute, and is played in 4/4. Bachata music can be referred to as latin “blues” music. It usually tells the tale of sadness in love and is the most romantic genre of guitar music of this century.

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Why not check out Arthur Murray’s Bachata lessons in Etobicoke, Toronto? Residents can register for Bachata classes at our site or contact us for more information. Interested in taking other Latin dance classes in Etobicoke, Toronto? Go back to our list of dance classes.

 

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