What is Bachata?
Bachata is a both a genre of music and a Latin street partner dance born on the beautiful island of the Dominican Republic.
"Traditional" or "Dominican" bachata refers to a style of bachata popularized in 60's - 90's often using acoustic instruments - guitars (lead guitar, second guitar, bass guitar), guira and bongo. "Dominican" may be a bit of a misnomer as both styles of bachata hail from Dominican artists.
"Modern" or "Urban" bachata has more of a contemporary feel, incorporating synthesized sounds and music production similar to R&B.
Be Part of the World-Wide Bachata Craze
Dancers and music lovers around the world have come to love the music, partner connection, body movement, they playful footwork and freedom. It is a dance full of sensuality, partner connection and musicality inspired by the soulful melodic rhythms of guitars, and the suggestive sounds of accompanying instrumentation and vocals. ... Dive deep into this dance and you'll find a freedom unlike any other. Under the spell of the music, feel the romance, the connection and lose yourself.
Traditional Bachata Workshop with Caryl Cuizon & Glenn Uy
Traditional Bachata Social Dancing Demo with Caryl Cuizon & Glenn Uy
Bachata Musicality & Foot work Workshop
Top Traditional Bachata Artists (alphabetic order)
- Alex Bueno
- Antony Santos
- Elvis Martinez
- Felix Cumbe
- Frank Reyes
- Hector 'El Torito' Acosta
- Joe Veras
- Joan Soriano
- Kiko Rodriguez
- Luis Vargas
- Monchy & Alexandra
- Monchy & Natalia
- Raulín Rodriguez
- Teodoro Reyes
- Yoskar Sarante
- Zacarias Ferreira