Toronto Bachata Lessons

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Bachata Lessons

Bachata Lessons at Toronto Dance Salsa

Currently available Bachata classes

 

Bachata Level 1(Modern)
Level 1 - Wednesday - 8:00PM - 9:00PM - starting 18 October 2017 - 100% Sold Out! :-( Please check our other days.

Bachata Footwork Choreo Strut!
Level 3, 4, 5 - Wednesday - 8:00PM - 10:00PM - starting 20 December 2017 - Brand New Workshop! 2hrs

Bachata Dips/Tricks Workshop
Level 3, 4, 5 - Wednesday - 7:00PM - 8:00PM - starting 20 December 2017 - Brand New Workshop! 1hr

Bachata Level 3A (Modern)
Level 3, 4, 5 - Wednesday - 7:00PM - 8:00PM - starting 10 January 2018 - Brand New Class! 1hr x 9wks

Bachata Level 2 (Modern)
Level 2 - Wednesday - 8:00PM - 9:00PM - starting 10 January 2018 - Brand New Class! 1hr x 9wks

Bachata Level 1 (Modern)
Level 1 - Wednesday - 9:00PM - 10:00PM - starting 10 January 2018 - Brand New Class! 1hr x 9wks

Bachata Level 2 (Modern)
Level 2 - Saturday - 5:00PM - 6:30PM - starting 03 February 2018 - Brand New Class! 1.5hrs x 6wks

Bachata Level 1 (Modern) (4wks)
Level 1 - Sunday - 12:00PM - 2:00PM - starting 14 January 2018 - Brand New Class! 2hrs x 4wks

Sensual Bachata Musicality Workshop
Level 3, 4, 5 - Wednesday - 8:30PM - 10:00PM - starting 27 December 2017 - Brand New Class! 1.5hrs

 

Click here to sign up for our Bachata Classes in Toronto.

 


Do you love to dance? Do you like to sway those hips and move to the beat? In that case, you might want to continue reading…

 

In here, we’ll be discussing about the beautiful dance of Bachata—and the main reasons why you might want to give it a try.

 

Interested?

 

Let’s start:

 

The History of Bachata

 

The Bachata dance started in the Dominican Republic. It is closely related to the Cuban Bolero dance, and was quite popular during the 1960’s. However, today, its popularity has been steadily increasing. In fact, many people are now enrolling in Toronto Bachata lessons to learn more about it. And with the way things are going—this number of enthusiasts just might increase further.

 

Bachata Music

 

Bachata music is quite slow. Its tempo runs at an approximate pace of 120 beats per minute, and is usually played in 4/4.

 

According to professionals offering Toronto Bachata lessons, music plays a vital role in the dance.  Described as “Latin Blues,” Bachata music is generally romantic in nature. The usual subjects of these songs are about love, sadness, separation and other related genres.

 

Note: Bachata music is considered by many musicians to be among the most romantic and “love-inducing” guitar music in recent history.

 

Bachata Movements

 

Being a sensual dance, Bachata is performed with sensual motions through the hips and body.

Bachata dancers move with simple motions and footwork (usually with sideways and forward-backward motions). In here, a dancer “grooves” to 3 steps for every 4 music beats.

Aside from the simple movements—Bachata has other styles that people can use depending on their preferences.

The most common Bachata dancing moves are:

 

* The solo

* The two–hand hold

* The open and close embrace

 

The solo, two-hand hold and open embrace styles are usually performed during dances and social activities. The close embrace style is a preferred dancing move in night clubs and similar gatherings (but of course, this is just a general rule. You can use the styles that you want—at anytime you prefer).

 

The Evolution of Bachata

 

Over time, Bachata was infused with other dancing genres—thereby adding more styles, movements and embellishments to the widely popular dance. Don’t worry though: with the proper Toronto Bachata lessons, learning one or all of them won’t be a problem at all.

 

To be more specific, here some Bachata styles (with different infusions):

 

  • Dominican Bachata – this is the original Bachata dance that originated in the Dominican Republic.


  • Western Traditional – this came about during the late 90’s when the western world started to gain interest in the dance. This is considered to be the first Bachata dancing style introduced by Salsa schools outside the Dominican Republic.


  • Modern/Moderna – described as a newer and more modern take on the original and traditional Bachata dance. This genre combines other dancing styles such as Tango, Salsa, Lambada and others.


  • Bachatango – this is a combination of traditional Bachata, Tango and other styles.


  • Ballroom – as its name implies, this style is more often used during ballroom competitions and not necessarily for social dancing or similar occasions.

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  • These are just some of the things that you might want to know about the Bachata dance. If you want to know more, you can always get some Toronto Bachata lessons for greater efficiency. Interested?

 

Click here to sign up for our Bachata Lessons in Toronto.