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Bachata


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Bachata           Ballet                Body Con    Broadway    Chinese    Contemporary    Irish                 KPop          Modern        Pointe             Salsa             Street                 Tap


Teachers: Sam Mills and Natalie Robinson


The basics are the same as the "Western Traditional" dance, but with added dance elements and styling from salsa, tango, zouk - lambada, balllroom etc. In this dance, couples typically move their torsos more and greatly exaggerate teh hip pop (especially the women). The most direct fusion influence on the modern/moderna dance, comes from the adoption of salsa turn patterns; these, together with dips became the core  of the dance. Bachata Sensual was created in Cadiz, Spain by Korke Escalona with Judith Cordero.

Korke learning the basics of bachat in 1998 but with no more information than the basic step (four steps to the side) and the bachata music, he started developing his own dance style. It was a time withoyt social media, so he was forced to make his own moves and turn patterns. Bachata sensual is a mix between dance and theatre with strict follow and lead principles. The dance is an interpretation of teh music with mostly circular movements and body waves, except when the music has stronger beats, when the dance uses isolations and dips.

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