BachataIt is known as bachata yet gender of popular music that was born in the Dominican Republic and then it spread to numerous countries. Bachata combines Meringue, They are, bolero and other styles.

For the interpretation of bachata, musical instruments such as the güira (an idiophone), the bongo drum (membranophone), the guitar and the under. Thanks to your rhythm, Bachata is considered to be a danceable genre.

The etymological origin of the word bachata is found in Africa. At the beginning of twentieth century, the notion was used in some Central American countries and the Caribbean to name one party or a party. Over the years, in Dominican Republic The expression began to be used to name a musical genre that emerged in poor urban areas from the combination of different styles.

For his recordings of 1962, Jose Manuel Calderon is considered to be the first musician to record bachata songs in a disk. Other pioneers of the genre were Tommy figueroa Y Rafael Encarnacion. Among the most popular bachata performers in recent years, we can mention Juan Luis Guerra, Romeo Santos Y Prince royce, who have sold thousands of albums and made very successful international tours.

The dance of bachata is made up of simple steps that take the dancer from one side to the other or from front to back. Regarding the letters of bachata, they stand out for their nostalgia and melancholy. Therefore, as a social expression, it is associated with tango.

Tips for learning to dance bachata

BachataSince bachata is a dance with a certain touch of sensuality, its movements They should be colorful but soft and passionate. One of its main features is that a basic version can be learned, ideal for the less skilled, but there is also a large space for experts to use their creativity freely.

The first tip for beginners is to get carried away by the rhythm to learn basic bachata without the need to take classes. Like salsa, this music is divided into eight beats, four per measure. The fundamental movement of dance It consists of moving left, waiting for a measure to pass, and then moving right. Although purists despise electronic bachata, this modern version can be useful for getting started because its synthetic percussion makes the perception of rhythm easier.

Retaking the division of each compass in four beats, we can begin to add a bit of complexity to our steps. It is recommended to recognize each time and count them mentally. We can then decide to step to the left with the left foot on beat one, then follow it with the right on beat two, repeat the movement of the left foot on beat three, and lift the right slightly on beat four.

This movement of the right foot involuntarily results in a slight elevation of the hips, and this should serve as a starting point to be able to move them voluntarily by making an undulating and continuous drawing, something essential to dance bachata with ease and grace. Having reached this point, it is advisable to repeat everything learned in the opposite direction, and then continue for a while until both the feet and the hips adapt to the rhythm naturally.

Dancing in partner It is the next level for a complete and deep learning of bachata, not only for the technical issues that are added to the basic concepts, but also for the cultural ones. One of the most difficult lessons is to accept a “no” with dignity and without feeling humiliated; Similarly, if we are invited to dance and we do not want to, we must be polite and kind.