Learn How To Perform Proper Steps With Bachata Footwork
September 26, 2020
Bachata Dance in Toronto

The Bachata Dance is a popular fun, sexy, Latin dance form with a distinct music genre with the same title. The Bachata Dance originated in the Dominican Republic around the 1960’s in the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis. There, a group of young people took it upon themselves to create a new dance form that combined dance with music and was called the Bachata.

When this new dance form was created, it quickly spread across the region as people enjoyed the traditional Latin dances of Cuba along with the music that they had in their own home. Eventually, this dancing form developed into a full-blown dance form and was later included in international competitions. Today, this Latin dance style has become a popular type of dance for both men and women in both Latin America and the United States.

Many different styles of Bachata are available today ranging from Sensual Bachata, Urban Bachata and all in between. Some of the most popular styles of dance include salsa, to rumba, to cha-cha, to mambo, samba, tango, reggaetón, jingles and calypso.

The key to enjoying the fun, joy, and energy of this Latin dance form is learning to properly perform the various techniques that can be learned. The basic technique of the Bachata is called the footwork and there are many different kinds of footwork techniques that can be learned to allow you to get the most out of your dancing experience.

Footwork techniques are taught in a number of different ways. In order to understand the footwork technique that is used in dancing, you must know the fundamentals of the swing, the turn and the movement that occur throughout the dance. Once you learn how to properly do these movements, you will be able to use the footwork in conjunction with your music and your dance moves. This means that your footwork will help you move your hips, your body, and your feet so that you can perform the perfect steps, the perfect poses and the perfect steps.

Footwork is also very important because it allows you to move both your knees and your hips at the same time. Without proper footwork, it is difficult to accomplish proper turns and movements.

Footwork is often times referred to as the “basics”. In the beginning, you will want to do as much of your footwork with your hips as possible. As you get more comfortable with your new moves, you will be able to do some of your footwork with your knees. The main thing that you want to do when you are learning the footwork techniques is to keep your hips and knees straight and not move any of your joints while you are moving your hips.

Footwork is also important because it helps you to create space for your hips to move forward and backward. It also helps to create more room so that your footwork can reach the floor.

If you are looking to give Bachata Dancing a try, we offer dance lesson plans for beginners to advanced bachata dancer alike.  You can sign up here for your first lesson at our Dance studio in Toronto.

If you have more questions about where to find Bachata lessons in Toronto, I encourage you to visit the Latin Revolution Dance Academy.  The studio is located at 3289 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke. 

You can reach them at 647-875-6048.

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