How To Dance Bachata Like A Pro – Part 2
How do you dance like a top-level Bachata dancer? Here are some tricks I’ve picked up after many years of dancing and practicing and refining my trade. If you practice and apply them daily, you will be unstoppable, and I look forward to dancing Bachata with you
When you look at the top dancers in Bachata, they are not just doing dance moves, they are using their bodies as extensions of the music. Their bodies are playing with the instruments and the singers. When the music changes, dancers’ movements change to match the tone and mood. They are synchronized to the music.
Musicality is a little bit harder to train. However, we do have a whole special course in our school called Bachata level 4A – Musicality. I break down Dominican style, Modern style, Sensual style, and Remix styles of Bachata and teach musicality. Click here for our current schedule
Study under a Pro!
It seems obvious, but sometimes we struggle without asking out for help. You don’t have to learn alone. I always believe that if you feel stuck, it’s because you don’t have anybody around you who’s better at what you want to get good at. So go to schools, go to our school, go to any school where great dancers are, and study them. The limit of your growth always depends on the kind of people you surround yourself with.
Watch YouTube videos of pros.
If you can’t find a pro, watch videos. Look up Daniel and Desiree and watch them dance, but don’t just watch them dance. You can slow down the videos on YouTube and pick a 15 to 20-second chunk of a combination or isolation that you like. And then count it off. I still do this. I try to break down the little nuances, and then I practice at home over and over again. I may not have access to Daniel and Desiree in person, but I have these wonderful dancers in my home, thanks to YouTube and access to the internet.
But all in all, just take the pressure off of you. Remember being a professional is nothing special. It just means that someone decided to dedicate themselves to this craft, and a pro is simply a human being who gets paid. I’m a professional dancer and there are amateur dancers who are better than me. So just focus on you being the best version of yourself. I’m sure you can be a pro at that.
I can’t wait to welcome you to our big family, have you coming in week to week, having fun, connecting with new friends and letting lose to amazing Latin songs. Click here to check our current schedule.
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