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How to Fuse Hip-Hop/Reggaeton into Bachata

Learn how to fuse hip-hop and reggaeton into bachata from Latin Dance company Joel Salsa in this Howcast dance video.

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Edwin: Fusing hip hop and raggaeton into your bachata. We're going to start by going to the basic, five, six, seven, and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven prep and swivel, swivel, swivel, break. Swivel, swivel, swivel. Swivel, swivel, swivel, back to the basic on one, two, three and left hand only, cross open, back and front, cross open, back and front, cross over, back and front, and one, two, three tap, five, six, seven tap.

Now let's break it down. So we're going to start by doing the basic, and one, two, three tap, five, six, here we start to swivel, so we bring our hands into a different position. Allow a little nice opening here. One, two, three, so what you're doing is you're swiveling your body, five, six, seven and then you swivel again. One, two, three, and the last one, four, five, six and seven. Once you've finished, ladies.

Daniela: So make sure this step it goes out, you drag your leg in, out drag in, out drag in with a tap.

Edwin: Let's try that nice and slow. Five, six, swivel and one, two, three tap, five, six, seven tap. One, two, three tap and five, six and seven. Gentlemen, this step is really about the ladies looking good, so try not to make your swivel too big. Let her have as much room as she needs and you're just there to support her. Let's try it one more time, five, six, seven and one, two, three tap and five, six and seven. Now for second part, we go one, two, three, four left hand only, we're going to cross over. Cross open, back and front and then we switch, cross open, back and front. And one more, cross open, back and front. And then we're ready to do our basic four, one, two, three tap, and five, six, seven tap.

Daniela: So ladies, in this step you can also use your arms when you're not holding the gentleman. We're going here, you can bring your arm up and bring it back down or you can just leave it on your waist.

Edwin: And back into the basic. Now let's try it with some music. Left hand only and that is your hip hop reggaeton into bachata.

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