Bachata- This style of romantic dance originated in the Dominican Republic and is danced widely all over the world. The basics to the dance are three-step followed by a tap including a hip movement on the 4th beat, in accordance with Bachata music which has an accent in rhythm at every fourth count. The knees should be slightly bent so the performer can sway the hips easier. Dance moves, or step variety, during performance strongly depends on the music (such as the rhythms played by the different instruments), setting, mood, and interpretation. Unlike Salsa, Bachata dance does not usually include complex turn patterns but they are used more and more as the dance evolves.
Salsa- There are many different styles of Salsa Dancing but in this class we focus on the Salsa on1 or LA Style or "in line". It is a partner based dance which starts with the forward/backward basic, side to side, and cross body lead dance moves, with a distinctive range of turn patterns. Your feet move on 1,2,3 and 5,6,7 of every 8 beats. Learn to dance the most common form of social Salsa dancing!
Salsa Rueda de Casino- This style of Cuban Salsa involves pairs of dancers who form a circle, with dance moves called out by one person, a caller. Most moves involve the swapping of partners, where the partners move around the circle to the next partner. There are hundreds of "calls" or dance moves and each level of class learns new calls. The combination of elaborate dance combinations and constant movement of partners create a visually spectacular effect.