We are offering a 2 hour Beginner Bachata Workshop from 12:00pm to 2:00pm on May 11th.
Date: May 11th 2013
12:00pm to 1:00pm – Basic footwork, timing, technique
1:00pm to 2:00pm – Turn patterns, sexy moves, dips
Cost: $15(Online) – 2 hour Beginner Workshop $20 at the door
Venue: Booth’s DanceSport 6830 N Broadway St, Denver, CO, 80221.
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FREE BACHATA/SALAS PARTY:
Save the date! Bachata Xtasy is having its first birthday! May 11th will be “Xtasy Day” including workshops in the morning/afternoon and an anniversary party all evening and into the wee hours of the morning! Activities will include a Xtasy Dinner, DJ Nelson tearing up the music, a bachata Jack and Jill contest, a commemorative slide show, performances by various dance groups in the Denver Metro-area, prizes and much more!
Diana Sanchez Dance Company
Scott Koogle's Dance Group
Bachata Xtasy (ofcourse)
Mark your calendars, Saturday MAY 11th, Blake Street Tavern, Tailgate room downtown Denver. This is a FREE event, we only ask a 1 drink minimum purchase (in Tailgate room) or alternatively food purchase (kitchen open until Midnight).
Parking lot behind (North) the Tavern off of 23rd, and off of Blake street (east of Tavern).
Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to P-A-R-T-Y.
Xtasy Dinner: 8pm
Dancing: 9pm - until close
Bachata Xtasy is a Colorado-based dance company specializing in Latin dance genres, especially Bachata and Salsa. Instructors Subbu and Reid teach group and private classes at various locations in the Boulder and Denver-Metro area, and direct two dance performance groups (amateur & pro) that perform locally and nation-wide.
Bachata was born in the countryside of Dominican Republic in the 1950s. With its roots in Bolero, it has evolved over the last 60+ years and is danced all over the world, albeit with many variations and distinct styles. The “basic” is a three-step with a tap on the fourth beat. The tap is often accompanied by a “pop” of the hips, or sometimes substituted with syncopated steps (steps in-between the beats – for instance the triple step or “cha-cha-cha”). The basic can be danced side-to-side (modern-style) or in a box step (Dominican-style). Bachata is usually partner dance, but it can be danced in open or closed position, involve fast footwork, or the more contemporary addition of dips/tricks, turns and patterns.
Traditional bachata music possesses a very distinct melodic, rhythmic, and often syncopated sound. The heart-wrenching lyrics often tell a story about the woes of love. The band consists of five main instruments: lead guitar, second guitar, bass guitar, bongo drums, and the washboard sounding instrument the “güira” (pronounced “gwira”). Some of the newer, modern music has added elements of pop and hip-hop. Dancers are also fusing other music/dance forms into interesting hybrids, for example “Bachatango”, the marriage of Bachata and Tango.
What people say they love about Bachata:
Bachata is less about the technical aspects of dance and really about musicality, style, expression and partner connection. It is a dance you can easily pick up without a background in formal dance training but seems to have endless possibilities for the exploration of different movements, styles, and rhythms. The music also offers diverse variety of moods, from minor chords changes weaving beautiful melodies and harmonies, to upbeat, driving, flirtations beats that make you want to hop out of your seat.
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