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How to Do a Bachata Basic Forward & Back

Learn how to do a bachata basic forward and back from Latin Dance company Joel Salsa in this Howcast dance video.

Transcript

Edwin:This is your bachata basic forward and back. We're going to start with the left foot for the gentlemen and for the ladies. Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap, five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap, and five, six, seven, tap.

Now let's try it from the back side. Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap, five, six, seven, tap.

Daniela:Ladies, remember you're still moving your hips. On the tap, hip goes up.

Edwin:One, two, three, tap, and five, six, seven, tap. Now let's try it with our partners. We're going to start by going forward for the gentleman on the left foot. Ladies back on the right foot. Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap, five, six, seven, tap. Now, gentlemen, you want to make sure that your hands are not stiff, and that you're relaxed. Your shoulders are relaxed.

Daniela:Ladies, make sure you're always making eye contact.

Edwin:Now let's try going into closed position. One, two, three, tap, five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap, and five, six, seven, tap.

Now let's try this with some music. And now closed position.

And that is how you do your bachata basic forward and back.

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