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How to Do the Bachata Basic in Place

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

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Edwin:Five, six, seven, tap. And one, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap. So that was our bachata basic in place. Now let's break down the steps. We're going to start with our left foot on the down beat. Five, six, seven. And one, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap.

Now we're going to talk about the hip movement. Your hips are going to go five, six, seven, tap. And roll, roll, roll, and up. Roll, roll, roll, and up. Roll, roll, roll, and up. Roll, roll, roll, and up.

Daniela:Ladies, you're basically doing a figure eight. Tap, two, three. And one, two, three, tap. Move your hip when you tap. Up, one, two, three, tap.

Edwin:Gentleman, for us, we place not that much emphasis on the hip, but we still move our hips. One, two, three, tap. One, two, three, tap. One, two, three, tap. A little bit more shoulders than hips for the gentleman.

Now let's show this from the back side. Five, six, seven, tap. And one, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap. And five, six, seven, tap.

Now we're going to try this with some music, with our partners. In open position first. Remember, we're going to go on the down beat with my left foot for the gentleman. Ladies, with your right foot.

And one, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap. And five, six, seven, tap. Now in closed position. And five, six, seven, tap.

And that is how you do your bachata steps in place.

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