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The Caribbean flavor of bachata
Bachata is a Latin dance that centers on fluidity of action and link between dancers and songs. Its described as its sexy and smooth style and features a distinct Cuban hip motion.
Bachata originated from the rural neighbourhoods of the Dominican Republic where it grew off a tumultuous shift from dictatorship, censorship, and cultural degradation. From the humble origins, it's grown in order to become probably the most popular Latin dances recently and has now quickly spread across the globe.
The dance basics consist of 3 measures and a faucet regarding the 4th beat with a consistent swaying hip movement and a characteristic hip throw-on the faucet. It has a close connection between your dancers, while simultaneously offering a stylistic freedom of accentuated moves, styling, sliding and much more.