Bachata QnA

How long did it take you to learn to do multiple spins?

Answers User to_es93 About 4 years User projektako    About one year of consistent training and practicing proper technique… struggled for years before that. User paulietea    I’ve been dancing for a year and they’re definitely getting easier but after an hour at class I’m definitely not feeling fantastic User enetheru  I need more context, …

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I feel like I am limiting myself as a bachata dancer due to the style I prefer

Question by User Friendlymustachee Beginner bachata dancer here. Before the quarantine, I took several months of bachata and really enjoyed; it gave me a creative outlet and I could finally dance whenever I traveled to my home country. I’ve been watching a lot of videos at home to try and practice and found that I …

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What “market” does the salsa or social dance community fall into? Is it under nightclubbing, or is it art circuit?

Question by User pavizla Is it commercial and entertainment? But what about congresses (salsa, tango etc.) and dance studios? Does the latter fall into education? Dance venues? I’m trying to write a piece for my local newspaper and I’m having a hard time categorizing social dance… Answers User mattsl  Socials are definitely pretty much the …

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Should one warm up before dancing?

Answers User Jagg857 Of course!! And don’t overlook your feet & ankles! Warming up is VERY important. In social, you can warm up with a slow song and/or a Bachata. User Arshia42 As someone paying the price right now for not stretching/warming up and not using appropriate footwear- absolutely yes. warm-ups loosen the joints and …

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Can followers ever say no to dance proposals?

Question by User monday_girl99 I’m kind of new to the academic dance world, I mainly learned salsa and bachata while growing up in the Latino community(in Canada). When I was a teenager my mother once told me that I can’t ever say no when a guy asks me to dance with him because it is …

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First time I felt like a failure

Question by User Absolut1on I have been learning Bachata since early Jan this year and did 4 weeks of learning the basics moves. Then, I moved into the Improvers category. For some reason, the non-beginners group size went from 40 to 10 that same week so they combined us all together (Improvers, intermediate, and advanced). …

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Transition from Salsa to Bachata

Question by User jonsmif9797 I find it really difficult to transition from Salsa to Bachata, despite what the popular opinion is. I have learned Salsa for about 9 months, and currently on the intermediate level. Very very comfortable with the Salsa basics. (Comboing still requires mental power but I am learning). When I dance the …

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