What is Bachata?

Bachata is a style of social dance from the Dominican Republic which is now danced all over the world.

Why is Bachata so popular?

1. It’s easy. Bachata steps are easier to pick up than some other dance styles. The music is a lot slower, so you can learn fast and look great at your next salsa party.
2. It’s sexy (not sleazy)!
3. It’s good for you. Any dancing is good for your health and Bachata is no exception.
4. Great music
5. Improves co-ordination. If you find you’re slightly uncoordinated when you dance (or generally), Bachata can help a lot, especially as it’s slower paced and so easier to think about your movements.
6. Make new friends. Very social and easier to have a chat while you’re dancing
7. Improves your timing. Again, the slower pace means you can concentrate more on rhythm and getting your timing right.
8. Increases confidence. Learning anything new can increase your confidence, but even more so with dancing.
9. Fun.

Here are some video clips of what Bachata looks like...