This course is about learning how to dance Bachata, Dominican style. We will be focusing on Dominican footwork techniques ranging from beginner to advanced levels. This course is for anyone who wants to learn basic to fun Dominican footwork. At the end of the course, you can take everything you learned and apply it on the dance floor at your next Latin dance party.
You will learn:
Practise is key!
Make sure to follow along with the videos and practise as much and as often as you can so it becomes second nature. I will show you several different perspectives with step-by-step instructions to help make your learning as easy as possible. Towards the end, I will give you a few demos of combinations you can use immediately.
Included near the end of this course is a section on how to connect with your body which will help improve on your dancing or make you a better dancer.
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In this lecture, we'll cover how to dance in place using the basic steps. This is the easiest basic step.
In this lecture, we'll cover how to rotate in place using the basic step. This is more dynamic than the previous lecture.
In this lecture, we'll cover the default basic step in Bachata. This is the normal basic step.
In this lecture, we'll cover how to move forward and backwards besides the default step. This lecture demonstrates that the basic step can be done in various directions.
In this lecture, we'll cover the authentic basic step in the Dominican Republic.
In this lecture, we'll cover how to do the basic step in one continuous motion going into multiple directions.
In this lecture, we'll cover the concept of intention with this step. This step is primarily based on feeling rather than how it looks on the dance floor.
In this lecture, we'll cover how to do the Cha Cha step. This step is a simple variation of the Cha Cha Cha step.
In this lecture, we'll cover how to do the famous Cha Cha Cha step from salsa.
In this lecture, we'll cover a step with intention. In this step, you will learn that it is danced with the bass in the music.
In this lecture, we'll cover the most common step in Dominican Bachata. You will learn that this step is done on the 4 and 8 counts, and it can be combined with any step in Bachata.
In this lecture, we'll cover a very fast-paced step that's fun to do on top of the previous steps you've learned so far.
In this lecture, we'll cover how to do the Box Step with the Triple Step incorporated into it. It is one of my favourite steps to do.
In this lecture, we'll cover footwork that involves the toe and heel in Dominican Bachata.
In this lecture, we'll cover a dynamic step with the triple step incorporated into it.
In this lecture, we'll cover a simpler variation of the Front Tap Triple step.
In this lecture, we'll cover how to do crosses when doing the basic step. This step involves weight changes.
In this lecture, I introduce combinations of footwork steps you can use and create for yourself.
In this lecture, we'll cover the concept and things that make it possible for you to achieve connection. This concept will help improve your dancing and make you a better one.
Thomas Jono is a social Latin dancer based in Canada. As a team member of Bachata Canada, he has travelled to learn Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba from some of the best instructors across the country. He started dancing salsa in 2009 and attended international salsa festivals for 5 years learning from some of the best instructors and choreographers from around the world. Thomas has been Latin dancing socially for 7 years and still counting.
Thomas' favourite dance to this date is Bachata due to it's intimate nature and the connection that's involved when dancing with someone. He currently resides in Victoria, BC, Canada where he helps to host Latin socials twice a month with Bachata Canada.
Thomas is known for his passion and charisma when teaching others to learn the Latin dances and strives to help students improve on the techniques to become better dancers and feel great!