Bachata

Moderna

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The man, the myth, the legend!

As one of Canada’s most respected dancers and choreographers, Richard is an icon in the Vancouver dance scene, and we are honoured to have him teach at Dance Vancouver.

 

Known for his intricate, smooth style, he's always current and cutting edge.

 

Richard's performance career includes a long list of credits in film, television, commercials and live stage performances as a choreographer, actor and dancer.

 

Some of the top names that he has worked with are Janet Jackson, Harry  Connick Jr., SWV, MC Hammer, Snoop Dogg the list goes on.

4 Saturdays

March 5 - March 26

1:00 - 2:00pm

Couples & Singles Welcome

Instructor: Patrick

$80

Bachata 1

 

Bachata is a very accessible dance for newcomers! 

 

Bachata refers to both the dance and music of the same name. There are three main styles of Bachata, 1. Traditional 2. Modern and 3. Sensual. The style taught in this course will be a mix of Traditional and Modern.

 

Students are introduced to fundamental lead and follow techniques including right and left turns, basic partnering techniques, rhythm recognition, as well as fun turn patterns, and dance floor etiquette.​ Bachata is from the Dominican Republic and is know for soft hip movements.

No previous dance experience required.

Saturdays

 

TBA

Bachata 2

Now that you're more familiar and comfy with the basics the focus will be on some more fun partner variations as well the basic movements and fancy footwork, so that you can look and feel.

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TBA

Bachata Traditional 

Now that you're more familiar and comfy with the basics the focus of this course will be Traditional Bachata. In this style there will be more emphasis on syncopated footwork and less emphasis on turn patterns.

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TBA

Bachata Sensual

Now that you're more familiar and comfy with the basics the focus of this course will be Sensual Bachata. In this style there will be more on lead and follow body waves and rolls, and less emphasis on footwork.