Back by popular demand! This four week series is designed to take
your bachata to the next level with close-position sensual moves, challenging patterns, an emphasis on musicality with detailed break down of technique and styling. This is an intermediate and
above level workshop, if you are beginner, please message us and we will point you to other options.
Each week we will briefly review and build upon the moves from the prior week, hence the idea is to attend all four classes. We will only accept drop-ins to the first class (message us with questions). There is time reserved for personal feedback and practice.
Instructors Subbu and Reid have been in the Denver area for 10 years and teach a modern style of bachata. They teach every week at La Rumba on Sunday's and at Acero on Wednesday's.
Date: July 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st 2018 - Tuesdays
Time : 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Overstreet Dance Center - 5366 S Bannock St, Littleton.
Cost: $50 (Online until July 8th) or $60 at the door
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Reid and Subbu
Our group Bachata class is an All level class at the La Rumba every Sunday starting at 7:15pm. La Rumba has a Salsa/Bachata Social with a Bachata and a Salsa class and a night of Social dancing with DJ Nelson. Cover is $6 for both classes and social.
99 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
We teach private Salsa and Bachata classes. Please contact us through the contact form on this website or email us at email@example.com
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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