Joined: 02 Jun 2010
|Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:19 am Post subject: All about...Bachata!
|Bachata - for some reason speaks to the lady in me and makes me feel
Anyone who knows me knows I love this dance style - the flow, sensuality, stylization and did I forget - sexy as all else
When I first started dancing this style I had lots of questions about this dance - such as:
Where did it come from?
How did it evolve?
How many styles/types of bachata are there?
And how do they differ
Bachata evolved in the Domenican Republic, from the streets and the slums to mainstream over time. For a history of it's evolution see the following site: http://www.ehow.com/about_5079472_bachata.html
Types of bachata:
sexual double entendre bachata
vallenato and bachata
New York School style of bachata
I have not been able to find samples of all types but when I do, I will update this post with the video links!
With bachata, like any type of dance form you are learning - it's important to play with the style and make it your own. What are some things you have done to personalize your bachata dancing?
The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie. ~Agnes de Mille
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