Bachata QnA

Where can I touch my Dance Partner ?

Question by User messi_818 I dance salsa and bachata casually, I just got an interesting exchange from a follow. “Well you don’t ever want to touch the lady in any parts except for her hands”. But there are many intricate movements and I’ve learned that you should always be touching to connect unless you want …

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I feel Intimidated and Embarrassed when I go out Social Dancing.

Question by rolled_up_rug Im 23 years old, and I recently started taking dance lessons in all sorts of styles in latin dance but my main dances are salsa and bachata, particularly salsa. I have never danced before in any capacity, and I am so insecure, embarrassed and ashamed of how I look and dance that it …

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How do I become more playful & musical while social dancing?

Question by LetsKeepLooking I’m a lead who has been dancing bachata(mostly sensual) for more than a year now. I feel like I struggle with being musical & playful with the social dancing. I used to be very nervous while starting out & feel like I’ve improved a lot over the past year. I’ve gone out social dancing …

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Is it acceptable to go to dance clubs if you’re not single?

Question By User musiclovermina Been struggling to find ways to dance outside the classroom for years, and these opportunities are finally opening up to me after moving to a better area. Thing is, I just got into my first real relationship and he’s not a dancer. Is it okay to continue to partner dance in …

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What is Spotting and Why should you do it.

Question by User pavizla I want to communicate well to the follower. I’ve only done a few social dancing, but I’ve spotted followers starting with 1 hand/arm hold and her other arm is styling or flailing around. Other followers are moving side to side, or seem to want to break pattern. I’m not whining or …

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Joining a Performance Team

Question By User  snackingontears A couple questions about your personal experience: Why did you join a performance team? What did you get out of it? Did it help build your technique / form? I’ve been dancing since May, taking classes consistently, and going to socials 2-4 times a week. What I’d really like right now …

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How to find Dance partners? Do you only just get better with committed followers/leads?

Question by User californiastateuni It’s a little difficult to practice salsa without a consistent partner. I notice the great ones have synchronicity to a tee. They must have been doing it for months-years. If we want to get to that kind of level, do we need an ultra dedicated partner? If so, how did you …

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Is it acceptable to go to dance clubs if you’re not single?

Question by musiclovermina Been struggling to find ways to dance outside the classroom for years, and these opportunities are finally opening up to me after moving to a better area. Thing is, I just got into my first real relationship and he’s not a dancer. Is it okay to continue to partner dance in clubs and …

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