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How to Do Traditional Bachata Dancing

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

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Edwin: Traditional bachata dancing. Let's start with our partners in closed position. Five, six, seven and one, two, three tap, five, six, seven tap, one, two, three tap. Now forward and back. We go one, two, three tap, five, six, seven tap, one, two, three tap. Hold it in the center. Tap one, two, three tap, five, six, seven tap, one, two, three and switch to the other side. One, two, three and we go into open position. One, two, three tap, five, six, seven tap.

Now let's break it down. In traditional bachata it's more about the connection you have with your partner. Nice posture and your feet are moving constantly. You're not really doing any turns, so we're going to place more focus on the hips and the shoulders. Five, six, seven and one, two, three tap. Forward and back.

Daniela: Ladies, always remember to move your hips.

Edwin: And gentlemen, nice strong posture. Here we're going to take it to the other side. On five, six, seven tap. One, two, three and we slide to open position. Here we have a little bit more freedom to move our shoulders, and we can go forward and back, and that is traditional bachata dancing. Now let's try it with music. In the center. Across, so here you can explore a little bit more. Some body movement. Shoulders for the gentlemen.

Daniela: And hips for the ladies.

Edwin: And once you're ready to try it all over again, you can go into closed position and bring the ladies to the other side, back to where we started, and that is traditional bachata dancing.

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