This is the level you will join after attending one Bachata Introduction Level class, during which you will learn the basic step (3 steps & a tap) and the basic Bachata turns.
In Bachata 1 we focus on the basic techniques in Bachata, which are crucial for learning how to correctly lead and follow your partner. You will also learn how to correctly use your frame & mirror your partner, techniques which will make you a better dancer.
Take a look at our Bachata 1 YouTube videos of figures and techniques, to see what you will be learning.
If you are already confident with the concept of the Bachata frame, mirroring & holding your position in couples, you will have the chance to join Bachata 2. Here you will learn more complicated variations, body movement and leading/following techniques.
Take a look at our Bachata 2 YouTube videos to see what you can expect in these classes.
You can also look forward to a special traditional Dominican Bachata class and musicality class where you will learn more about the musical instruments and musical structure. As well as a connection class where we focus on proper dance communication in couples.
Simply said, Bachata 2 will dive you deeper into this dance, drag you in to dance clubs and fill in gaps in the knowledge from the previous levels.
Things like proper leading/following technique should already come naturally to join this level. The rest, that is advanced variations and techniques will be taught here.
In Bachata 3 we address Bachata as a musical-dancing genre. We start at its roots and go into its modern styles and variations. You will learn advanced partner-work, advanced leading/following techniques, body movement as well as current tips and tricks for social dancing.
We will discuss why we don’t so much teach styling as we focus on building up your own styling from the ground. And why we don’t primarily focus on figures, but show you the way how to reach them yourselves.
At the Bachata 3 level you should have a relationship with Bachata as both a musical and dancing genre, you should have at least a couple of worn out dancing shoes and hundreds of hours of dance inside of your feet, heart and soul.
Before being allowed to join any of our levels, each student must pass a 15min test with a teacher.