• Bachata & Bachata Classes

    BACHATA CLASSES

    Every week

    SATURDAY 

    8-8.45

    IMPROVERS & BEGINNERS BACHATA

    Date:  Every Saturday

     Time: 

    Saturdays 8-1am BACHATA Lessons 8-8.45 Freestyle 10 until 1am BACHATA KIZOMBA SALSA in LATIN HALL Kizomba in KIZOMBA HALL

    Cost: 

    Saturday £8 entrance to 2 clubs £2 extra for classes

    (Skyballs/special nights £10/£5 nus/after midnight)

    SALSA BACHATA KIZOMBA LATIN AMERICAN, AFRO LATINO

    TEL: 07977 016861

    Dance styles include
    Salsa, Kizomba, Bachata, Bachata-Tango, Tango, Cha Cha Merengue

    Who the classes are for
    Adults and young people 12-81 years
    Beginners and experienced dancers

    Lessons in Salsa Bachata & Kizomba every week plus tasters and workshops in others.
    Separate Kizomba and Salsa halls. Wooden dance floors.
    Salsatricity also support live music.

    Location of classes

    THIS MAY CHANGE PLEASE KEEP CHECKING WEBSITE

    EVERY WEEK WHETSTONE N20 9EZ

    except first of month so please check website

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    BACHATA
    Another dance genre with an 8 beat count, Bachata emphasises the pause with a hip ‘wiggle’ or ‘hick flick!’
    Originating in the Dominican republic it can either be a sensuous or as ‘hectic’ as the salsa scene.
    FOR NOW WIKIPEDIA DEFINITION!!

    “Bachata is a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. It is danced widely all over the world but not identically.

    The basics to the dance are three-step with a Cuban hip motion, followed by a tap including a hip movement on the 4th beat. The knees should be slightly bent so the performer can sway the hips easier. Generally, most of the dancer’s movement is in the lower body up to the hips, and the upper body moves much less.

    In partnering, the lead can decide whether to perform in open or closed position. Dance moves, or step variety, during performance strongly depends on the music (such as the rhythms played by the different instruments), setting, mood, and interpretation. Unlike Salsa, Bachata dance does not usually include complex turn patterns but they are used more and more as the dance evolves. The leading is done just like in most other social dances, with a “pushing and pulling” hand and arm communication. Hand and arm communication is better conveyed when most of the movement is performed by the lower body (from waist down); i.e. hips and footwork.

    The original dance style from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean is a basic dance sequence in a full 8 count moving within a square. Dancers in the Western World later began developing a more simple pattern and added dance elements from other dances as well, the basic is also in a full 8 count, but with a side-to-side motion. Both Styles consist of 3 steps normal and then a tap step. The tap is often accompanied by a “pop” of the hips, and is sometimes substituted with syncopations (steps in between the beats – some similar to cha-cha-cha steps and others much different). Bachata music has an accent in rhythm at every fourth count. Often, this is when dancers will tap-step & pop their hips – this is called dancing bachata to the basic rhythm of the music (because the first step after the pop falls on the 1st beat of the measure). But bachata can be danced to different timings as well if it’s danced to one particular instrument instead. The tab or ‘pop’ is done in the opposite direction of the last step, while the next step is taken on the same direction as the tap or pop. The dance direction changes after the tap or fourth step.”

    DANCING ETIQUETTE

    …always a good one to be reminded of….
    ahhh dancing etiquette….some times overlooked in the rush to get those moves sorted….but oh so important too..
    *1….you may ask and be asked by anyone…there are few grounds for refusal and usually its nice to seek them out later …..

    * 2. dance in the space you have…don’t do the moves you want!!…which is why having a few Cuban Salsa ones in the salsa hall are so helpful to your arsenal on a busy dance floor…

    * 3. dance with the partner you have…eye contact…keeping her {him..we all have a resonsibility} SAFE…is paramount..I still suffer from an injury incurred 4 years ago by a killer stilletto!…..

    * 4 personal space…there are ways to dance with some that you would/should never do with others!!

    * 5…not finally but you may be getting bored by now…..personal hygene…as the nights hot up…not only in the summer…it is oh so important!!!……we have gum at the club and extra tops/deoderant/perfume/etc etc etc is a must…please!! xxxx dancing with a sweaty partner is acceptable but there are limits…sorry! xx..

    NO ONE IS TOO GOOD TO DANCE WITH A BEGINNER
    dorian @SALSA
    SALSATRICITY OVAL