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Bachata Tradicional Dominicana(Beginner)


  • Started Jun. 7
  • 90.40 Canadian dollars
  • 819 Yonge St . Steps Dance Studio ( basement ,studio 4)

Service Description

Bachata arose around the middle of the 20th century in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. Its roots are in some African rhythms, Cuban son and bolero. In the beginning this musical style was valued and listened to by the most popular social classes, and rejected by high level society. Etymologically, the word bachata was known in the Dominican Republic as reunion or party, where people played and listened to popular music. Where were these dancing meetings held? Wherever you are, street corners, courtyards, public parks, etc., always associated with the most humble people and the most socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The main characteristic of Bachata Tradicional Dominicana is the close connection with your partner ,on this 5 weeks course we will learn all basic steps ,musicality , rhythms and roots of Dominican culture , intro of how to lead/follow or simply dance "solo steps" . In partners , leader 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, dancers moves with soft hip movements and a tap with a small “pop” with the hip on the 4th beat (1, 2, 3, Tab/Hip).

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Contact Details


Studio on the 2nd floor 527 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada