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How to Do a Bachata Basic Side-to-Side

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

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Edwin:Here's your basic step, side to side. Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap, and five, six, seven, tap. Now we're going to demonstrate the hips for the ladies.

Daniela:Five, six, seven, and one, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap. So the same thing, here figure eight for the hips, and on the tap, we lift our hip up.

Edwin:One, two, three, tap. And let's try it now from the back side. Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap. Gentleman make sure you are moving your shoulders. One, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap. And ladies.

Daniela:Make sure you're moving your hips.

Edwin:One, two, three, tap, and five, six, seven, tap. Now let's try this with some music. And closed position.

Now we're going to twist to this angle so that you can see the lady's hips.

And one, two, three, tap, five, six, seven, tap. And that is how you do your bachata side to side.

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