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The definition of “bachata” meaning something like “a raunchy party.” The name “Bachata” itself implies so-called “low class” people with “loose” morals. This is why a number of ladies will only dance bachata with their known dance partner(s), and not with a total stranger who may have approached them for a dance, for the first time. Now that we have your attention, here’s the good news! Bachata doesn’t have to be danced in a “raunchy” or “morally loose” way at all. After viewing the video; you can of course be the judge of how (and with whom) you may dance the bachata!
On the technical explanation side… Bachata is actually a partial Merengue, with a “toe tap” added. To keep things on the ‘higher class side’ (so to speak), the couple would dance a ‘comfortably safe’ distance apart from one another (similar to dancing a Merengue). But whenever the subject couple may consensually make things a little ‘steamy’… they dance very close (probably actually touching; body-to-body) and instead of a mere “toe tap” being used…they would accentuate the toe tap with a “hip-pop”. And to even take it one step further… while the ‘follower’ would be doing a ‘hip-pop’, the leader could actually be doing a “hip-thrust”. Now; you can see why the word “consensual” was used; herein.
Bachata Dancing began to catch on (in latin club venues) in the late 1980’s / early 1990’s. Since then; it’s increasing popularity has been amazing! Nowadays; almost anytime you see a “Salsa Dance” being promoted; you can bet that there will be quite a bit of bachata music being played as well. Bachata truly is an awesome dance!Rhythm (aka: Latin) Dances:
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