How to Do a Bachata Basic Corner-to-Corner

Learn how to do a bachata basic corner-to-corner from Latin Dance company Joel Salsa in this Howcast dance video.

Edwin: So now we’re going to do our basic step with corner to corner. We’re going to start with the left foot, but we’re going to angle our body on the one. Five, six, seven and one, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap. So the first step and the fifth step go into the corners. And one, two, three and five, six, seven. And one, two, three, tap. And five, six, seven, tap. Now let’s try it from the back. Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap.

Daniela: Ladies, in this moment, you can play with your arms. You can bring your arms up and caress your hair, or bring it across and caress your chest.

Edwin: Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap. And five, six, seven, tap. Now let’s try this with our partner. We’re going to start by first opening our left hand. We’re going to let go of the lady’s into our first corner. Five, six, seven and one, two, three, and then we’re going to switch. Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap. Five, six. So some key numbers are the ones and the five, where you’re letting go of each other’s hands.

Daniela: And when you let go, you can also style your arms here.

Edwin: Gentlemen, feel free to put your hands on your belt.

Daniela: Ladies same.

Edwin: You can let it go down also. And that is your twist. Let’s try it with music.

Daniela: So once again, ladies, we start with the right. Tap left.

Edwin: Gentlemen, left, tap right. Now make sure, gentlemen, that you don’t squeeze the lady’s hands. Nice and relaxed. And you’re again in a very interactive step, so make sure you’re interacting with each other.

Daniela: It’s a very playful step.

Edwin: And one, two, three, tap. And five, six, seven, tap. And that’s how you do your basic corner to corner with your partner and by yourself.