What is Bachata?

Bachata music originated in the Dominican Republic in the first half of the 20th century.

It consists of a slow, sensual beat, romantic or bittersweet lyrics, and instrumentation anchored by either acoustic or electric guitar. 

In Bachata dancing, there are three different Bachata styles, but they can all be incorporated depending on the music playing. There is Dominican Bachata (more footwork and musicality), Sensual Bachata (more fluid-motion, more body rolls, slower & sensual moves) and Urban Bachata (more patterns, more partner work & more turns).

Here are some examples of Bachata Music, and some Bachata Dancing.

Bachata Music:

Here is great Bachata Counting Song (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8) for Beginners:

Bachata Dancing:

Lauren & Alex from Hills Latin Dancing showing you what you will learn over 8 weeks in your Beginner Class: