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Men's Styling for Bachata Dance

Learn styling for men in bachata from Latin Dance company Joel Salsa in this Howcast dance video.

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Styling for men in bachata. Let's start with just the basic and one, two, three tap. Five, six, seven. So men I want you to make sure you're moving your shoulders. You feel relaxed and your steps are really coming up off the ground. Try not to smooth out your steps too much. Six, seven tap. One, two, three tap. Five in the middle, we're going to go stomp down, three tap. Five, six, seven tap. One, two, three tap. Five, six and basic and one. You can switch the hand's positions.

This is a very classic style bachata. It's kind of like you're holding the guitar which is a dominant instrument, and you're just having fun with it, building some confidence. You can add it into your stomps five, six, seven tap. One, two, three tap and five, six, seven tap. Gentlemen, when you're using your arms make sure that each side is equal. Your shoulders are equal. Try not to have one more rolling than the other.

Also your hips, feel free that if you want to move your hips, go for it. There's a lot of men out there who do. If you don't like moving your hips, then try some power moves, some stomps, switching your hand's position. Just make sure that whatever you do, you keep the timing and you feel nice and comfortable. Let's demonstrate this with some music.

Notice how everything is symmetrical, everything is nice and equal, both shoulders are rolling. And now with your styling, it's pretty much like holding a guitar. You're feeling nice and secure. You're tight kind of like you're wrapping up your partner in your arms and just have fun with it. Also, make sure that everything you do has confidence behind it. Everything's with confidence, even my tap is nice and sharp. Tap, tap. You can have your hands low, as long as you feel confident, and that is styling for men in bachata.

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