Tuesdays & Thursdays

Venue Salsa
Tuesdays & Thursdays

Saw Swee Hock Centre
1 Sheffield St
WC2A 2AP
London

18:30 - 22:00
Every Tuesdays & Thursdays

18:30-19:00 - Bachata Taster Class
19:00-20:00 - Bachata Beginners Level 1 & Bachata Improvers/Intermediate Level 3
20:00-21:00 - Bachata High Beginners, Level 2 & Bachata Improvers/Intermediate Level 4
21:00-22:00 - Social Dancing & Club

Bachata Dance Classes

  • Book online & Register/Sign in prior to your lesson
  • 2 Experienced Instructors for each lesson: male & female
  • The technique of Lead-Follow for Ladies and Gentleman
  • FREE Social dancing after the lessons
  • Spacious Dance Floor with a capacity of  more than 100 people
  • Great music & friendly atmosphere
  • You do not need a partner.
  • You can start at any time.
  • Learn Bachata
  • Have fun!

Bachata Class Levels Explained

All new attendees should be evaluated before the classes to participate at the correct level! The suggestion below is for students training with Salsatropical®. 

Level 1: Beginners (6-18 weeks training)

This level is for anyone new to Bachata. It focuses on learning all the basic steps, turns, and body movements, along with the different holds and elements of leading and following

Level 2: Improvers (6-12 months training)

This level is to move from the basics to the next level. It focuses on learning all the foundations and elements in Bachata. On this level you will learn faster spins, double turns, turn combos, body isolation, deeps, footwork and some styling.

Level 3: Intermediate/Advance (12 months training onwards)

This level takes you from the fundamentals to all its variations. You will learn variations of the fundamentals, and how to combine and link different movements and styling.

Bachata Class Structure

Bachata Fusion: Levels 1 & 3: 7 pm-8 pm

A dance was developed by the Mexican dancer Carlos Espinosa around 2005 based on the “Western traditional” basic elements. The basics are the same as the “Western traditional” dance but with added dance elements and styling from Brazilian Zouk, Salsa, tango and gasifier samba ballroom. In this dance, couples typically move their torsos more and greatly exaggerate (especially the ladies). The most direct influence on modern/modern dance comes from the adoption of salsa turn patterns; these, together with dips, became the core of the dance.

Bachata Fusion With Sensual Moves:

Levels 2 & 4: 8 pm-9 pm

The Sensual dance style was created in Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain, by Korke Escalona and Judith Cordero.

Korke learned the basics of Western “traditional” in 1998, but with no more information than the basic step (four steps to the side) and inspired by bachata music, he started developing his dance style inspired by soft bachata songs of Juan Luis Guerra and natural “waving” movements in close position with a partner and by understanding how the leader (traditionally a man) could lead the body of the follower (traditionally a lady) to interpret the music.  The result is a novel, independent dance form with strict principles of leading and following, with primarily circular movements and body waves similar to Brazilian Zouk, and with isolations and dips when the dancers feel the music calls for it.