Bachata emerged in the Dominican Republic in the early twentieth century as a combination of bolero music and African dance, but due to censorship under the Trujillo regime, was not recorded the 1960s and did not enter the popular consciousness until the 1980s. It has since become one of the most popular and fastest growing Latin dances, and is popular in professional and social dance circles alike. Bachata’s sultry, expressive feel and slow pace make it unique among Latin dances, and have helped it to enchant dancers and audiences across the United States and Latin America.
Popular Bachata songs: Corazon Sin Cara (Prince Royce), Mejor Decir Adios (Andy Andy) and Me Voy (Hector Acosta "El Torito").
Instructor: Bradley Montoya
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Core Steps: 6
Total Steps: 58
Total Course Hours: 3:52:40
Total Videos: 58
This program utilizes the Core Step System® method.