Bachata is a couple dance originating from the Dominican Republic. Bachata music is calmer than Salsa and the dance is more intimate. The first bachata song to hit big was Bachata Rosa with Juan Luis Guerra in the early 90s. Despite that, the music did not have its big impact until the beginning of the 2000s with the group Aventura. Aventura managed to modernize Bachata through R&B influences and was therefore able to reach a wider audience. Aventura’s breakthrough not only made the music style grow but also the dance developed, this new kind of Bachata music inspired dancers worldwide to express themselves in new ways. The big breakthrough for bachata dance came in 2008 through Ataca and Alemana’s Bachata performance, which has now been viewed close to 100 million times on Youtube.
Bachata has three main styles that you can see and try when you take a bachata course or go out and dance Bachata in Stockholm. Unlike salsa, these styles are usually freely mixed by the dancers.
Dominican Bachata is characterized by very fast footwork and very rarely contains spins or turns. This style is sometimes called “authentic bachata”. The style fits very well with traditional Bachata music that has a strong emphasis on the guitar, the dancers reflect the fast notes of the guitar through their footwork.
Bachata has developed through the use of turns and patterns from dances such as Salsa and Tango, thus creating fusions. Sometimes a separate name is used for the bachata tango fusion called Bachatango
The sensual Bachata is a style that has become very popular in recent years. The style has influences from Lamba zouk and contains a lot of wave movements and body isolations. The style is usually more intimate than the other Bachata styles.
Book your Bachata Course
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Bachata Beginner Weekend, N
Lör+Sön 12.00-16.00 2 ggr. Start 16/12. Idance Studio Valhallavägen. Price 1299:-.
|N||16/12||Lör+Sön 12.00-16.00||2 ggr||1299:-||Idance Studio Valhallavägen||Emanuela||Info/book|
Bachata Fortsättning 1, F1
Lör+Sön 12.30-16.30 2 ggr. Start 16/12. Idance Studio Söder. Price 1299:-.
|F1||16/12||Lör+Sön 12.30-16.30||2 ggr||1299:-||Idance Studio Söder||Lisette||Info/book|
Bachata Fortsättning 2, F2
Mån+Ons 19.35-21.35 4 ggr. Start 4/12. Idance Studio Valhallavägen. Price 1299:-.
Instructors David, Josefin.
|F2||4/12||Mån+Ons 19.35-21.35||4 ggr||1299:-||Idance Studio Valhallavägen||David, Josefin||Info/book|
Sensual Bachata Medel, M
Mån+Ons 17.30-19.30 4 ggr. Start 4/12. Idance Studio Valhallavägen. Price 1299:-.
Instructors David, Josefin.
|M||4/12||Mån+Ons 17.30-19.30||4 ggr||1299:-||Idance Studio Valhallavägen||David, Josefin||Info/book|
Bachata courses and Levels
At iDance we have courses in Bachata, Sensual Bachata and Bachata Ladies Styling in different levels.
Bachata Ladies Styling
In the Ladies styling courses, we focus on your individual development. The course benefits you regardless of whether you focus on developing your own dance or want to use what you learn in partner dance. In the course we go through technique, development of personal expression and work with choreography.
Bachata courses / We teach you to dance
Learn to dance Bachata with iDance. We have courses from Beginner to Advanced Level