Bachata Dance Videos & How To Dance Bachata

A resource for learning about authentic bachata dance. Basic steps, basic turns, footwork, and styling, in the Dominican, Caribbean style, Click on a link in the table of contents below for instructional how to bachata dance videos.

Bachata Timing

Bachata Basic Steps

Bachata Footwork

Bachata Basic Turn Patterns

Bachata Styling

Finding your timing in Bachata

Bachata is in 4/4 time - which means there are four emphasized beats in every measure. Here are some queues to help know where you are: The low bongo usually plays on the 4th beat. The voice accents the 1st beat - often that means that vocal phrases end on the first beat rather than start on it. The bass tends to play on the 3rd, 4th, and 1st beats - but this can change. Dancers usually step on beats 1,2 and 3 - stepping in place on 4 (tap). Sometimes, people will dance on different timings. Bachata is informal, it's not a ballroom dance, so the rules defining it are not rigid. See the last video on the bottom left for a step by step breakdown of bachata's most basic footwork.

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Carlile March 27, 2017

this helped me with my project.

Miriela December 20, 2016

Me gustó mucho porque explican de manera sencilla cada movimiento.
Son muy profesionales. .

Paloma Gisbert May 10, 2016

Me llamo Paloma y soy redactora de un programa de Cuatro. Busco chicas solteras entre 25 y 30 años que bailen bachata y quieran participar en un programa para buscar pareja. Si estás interesada o conoces a alguien que le pueda interesar escríbeme por whatsapp al 618596942. Gracias!

juana March 20, 2016

me encana la bachata . tengo que aprender !

Inma December 6, 2015

Estupendo ver como baila.. Me encanta

Inma December 6, 2015

Estupendo ver como baila.. Me encanta

Alex san martín November 19, 2015

Me encanta bailar bachata! es lo mejor en mi pobla

luzmary October 30, 2015

me gusto mucho

luzmary October 30, 2015

me gusto mucho verlos bailando y la musica ni se diga jaja calida y de paso me gusta la bachata

luzmary October 30, 2015

me gudtyo mucho