Learn Dominican Bachata - Course on Footwork
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Learn Dominican Bachata - Course on Footwork

Learn Bachata footwork you can use to impress your friends on the dance floor.
4.3 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
16 students enrolled
Created by Thomas Jono
Last updated 8/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • Gain knowledge of the basic steps and moves
  • Apply the footwork and techniques on the dance floor
  • Create your own patterns and combinations
  • Get attention on the dance floor
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Requirements
  • Just a little bit of dance space to practise along with the videos.
Description

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:

  • Basic Steps
  • Common and stylistic footwork from the Dominican Republic
  • Tips and Subtleties to improve on techniques and comfort
  • and more!

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.

I still have your attention? Awesome! One last thing...

Click the green "Take This Course" button at the top of this page to get started. Don't let this opportunity pass you by! Every day without this information is a day lost! You could be dancing already!

Who is the target audience?
  • People who want to learn basic footwork to more fun combinations
  • This course is NOT for people who want to learn partner work
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
01:43:46
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Welcome
2 Lectures 02:51

How to Study & What to Expect
01:09
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The Fundamentals - Basic Steps
5 Lectures 25:33

In this lecture, we'll cover how to dance in place using the basic steps. This is the easiest basic step.

Preview 03:50

In this lecture, we'll cover how to rotate in place using the basic step. This is more dynamic than the previous lecture.

In Place Rotation
05:50

In this lecture, we'll cover the default basic step in Bachata. This is the normal basic step.

Preview 05:19

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.

Forward & Back
04:20

In this lecture, we'll cover the authentic basic step in the Dominican Republic.

Dominican Basic
06:14
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Stylish Footwork - Intermediate Steps
6 Lectures 35:09

In this lecture, we'll cover how to do the basic step in one continuous motion going into multiple directions.

The Box
04:52

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.

The Push Step
06:20

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.

The Cha Cha Step
06:50

In this lecture, we'll cover how to do the famous Cha Cha Cha step from salsa.

The Cha Cha Cha Step
06:15

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.

The Bass Line/Step
05:53

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.

Triple Step
04:59
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Dynamic Footwork - Advanced Steps
6 Lectures 29:52

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.

Syncopation Step
04:32

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.

The Box Triple
05:21

In this lecture, we'll cover footwork that involves the toe and heel in Dominican Bachata.

Toe Heel Tap
04:18

In this lecture, we'll cover a dynamic step with the triple step incorporated into it.

Front Tap Triple
05:37

In this lecture, we'll cover a simpler variation of the Front Tap Triple step.

Front Tap Triple Variation
02:36

In this lecture, we'll cover how to do crosses when doing the basic step. This step involves weight changes.

Cross on 3
07:28
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Footwork Combinations
4 Lectures 05:07

In this lecture, I introduce combinations of footwork steps you can use and create for yourself.

Combination Intro
01:15

Combination #1 Demo
01:16

Combination #2 Demo
00:53

Combination #3 Demo
01:43
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Bonus - Connection
2 Lectures 05:14
Connection Intro
00:33

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.

Connection - How to connect with your body
04:41
About the Instructor
Thomas Jono
4.3 Average rating
2 Reviews
16 Students
1 Course
Bachata and Salsa Instructor

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!