Learn How 2 Dance - Bachata (beginner)
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Learn How 2 Dance - Bachata (beginner)

16 video lecture guide teaching you how to dance the hottest Latin dance in the world: BACHATA!
4.7 (34 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.
291 students enrolled
Created by Darren Stuart
Last updated 8/2015
English
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of this course, you will be able to go out to a Latin night and feel comfortable dancing socially.
In this course you will learn: The bachata footwork & body movement, how to lead/follow effectively, and how to creat your own bachata patterns.
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Requirements
  • Need a partner to practice your turn patterns.
Description

Learn How 2 Dance - Bachata (beginner) is a comprehensive course teaching you how to dance Bachata and be able to feel comfortable dancing socially. It is a 16 lecture course lasting a total of 3 hours. Each lesson will build on the previous lesson, so re-take lessons if you need more practice before moving onto the next lesson.

This course is a MUST TAKE if you don't want to be that guy/girl standing on the sidelines while all your friends and coworkers are up dancing having fun.

Time to get out there and own the dance floor!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone wanting to learn Bachata
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 02:23:06
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Bachata Footwork
4 Lectures 24:42

The Bachata Basic Step is the introduction to learning how to dance bachata. Learn the footwork but also pay close attention to the body movement.

Basic Bachata Step
11:34

This is the footwork for all turns in bachata.

Remember not to rush. This is the timing that you should spin:

1st Step - Direction Step

2nd Step - Half Way around

3rd Step - Full way Around

Then Tap on the 4th count

Right Turn & Left Turn
06:48

Side Basic
05:27

This quiz should be completed before moving on to section 2 to ensure that you understand the basic steps of Bachata.

Bachata Section 1 Quiz
4 questions
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Introduction To Partnerwork
4 Lectures 32:50

Bachata Rotations
09:41

The 6 Hand Holds
07:10

1-4 Concept
06:46

This quiz should be completed before moving on to section 3 to ensure that you understand how to correctly lead and/or follow your partner.

Bachata Section 2 Quiz
5 questions
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Turn Patterns
7 Lectures 01:09:17
Single Handed Turns
11:32

Cross Handed Turns
08:37

Double Handed Turns
12:25

Hammer Lock - Cross Handed
11:27

Hammer Lock - Double Handed
10:43

Basket - Cross Handed
08:02

Basket - Double Handed
06:31

This quiz should be completed before finishing the course to ensure that you understand how to effectively lead/follow your partner while social dancing and also be proficient in creating your own bachata patterns.

Bachata Final Quiz
3 questions
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Dips
2 Lectures 16:17
Back Bend Dip
07:58

The "U" Dip
08:19
About the Instructor
Darren Stuart
4.4 Average rating
86 Reviews
509 Students
7 Courses
Profession Latin Dance Instructor

I have been dancing and teaching all style of Latin dance including salsa, bachata, cha cha cha & merengue for over 15 year. I have taught numerous workshops all over The United States including the Miami Salsa Congress, Orlando Salsa Congress, and The Tampa International Salsa & Bachata Congress.

I am the owner of Learn How 2 Dance & Caliente Dance Studios.