Bachata is a popular Latin dance style. It is sometimes thought of as more of a street dance than the more traditional Latin dance styles, but that doesn’t stop it from being a skillful and interesting dance to perform. If you are at the beginning of your bachata journey and you want to learn how to get even better, read on for our handy guide.

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1) Practice, practice, practice

Making sure not to miss a dance class if you can help it will definitely improve your skills. But, beyond that, you should be practicing outside of class time as well, and as much as possible. Get used to doing bachata in your kitchen whenever you get a chance!

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2) Go to social dances

Social dances might seem a little intimidating at first but they really are the best way of upping your bachata skills, and they are a lot of fun too! Learning how to dance with different partners will have you thinking of your feet and learning new moves at the same time. You’ll also have a chance to show off your dance dresses and make lots of new friends. Recommended article: Best Dance Costumes for Women & Girls in 2021.

3) Find a partner

While dancing with different partners at a social can help to improve your skills, finding a regular partner to dance with can also help. You can bounce ideas off each other, teach each other new moves, and really get a feel for how to dance with each other well. Check out our today’s video of Barbara Gambatesa and Antonio Russo doing the most beautiful bachata dancing in Naples. They are truly dancing as one, which is the hallmark of a great bachata couple.

4) Get inspired

If that video inspired you, go searching for more. There are countless bachata videos and tutorials that you can watch and you could even get the chance to attend a workshop by a bachata master. Absorb as much as you can from the experts and study what they do so that you can aim that bit higher.

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