Online Classes

Question

Hello my girlfriend and my 5 year anniversary is this week and always mention that she wants to learn how to dance bachata. I am thinking of setting up my backyard for a place for us to practice since we’re still trying to social distance as much as possible. Are there any online classes y’all recommend? Thanks in advance!

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User missedcall  

Check out Edwin & Dakota I really love their style and they have a bunch of great videos n tips.

Userniftynat

My boyfriend and I signed up for Bachata Dance Academy’s online program. There are a couple of different choices I think and the instructors have lessons for both traditional bachata and the sensual bachata too. Online learning isn’t ideal, but it isn’t too bad. It is a paid subscription though. They have some videos posted on Youtube if you want to get a taste of how the instructors teach.

Usercld8   

Online classes are fine if you just want to do it as a fun activity for a bit, but if you have any intention of actually becoming good dancers then I would not recommend this because you will pick up bad habits.

User Physical_Inspector   

The big names are always going to be Ataca and Alemana, along with Daniel and Desiree. I also really enjoy De’Jon and Clo. Honestly theres some amazing dancers out there. If you dont mind PMing me your location I can probably tell you whos closest. All of these instructor have online courses though.

User bugsinmylipgloss

For ladies styling, I really like the free YouTube channel Dance Doctor. This would be more for your partner to practice on her own, although the moves translate to partnering.

User FloridaSalsa 

I don’t know where you live, but here in TampaBay there are a slew of small social group classes for cheap. Even though you want to dance primarily with your spouse for this one event, it’s good to learn dancing in a diverse setting switching partners, and going to socials. One problem with online is there is usually no feedback. Online might be a good start, but if you want to continue I recommend dancing in a group setting (Assuming you feel safe with that and it is available). Bachata doesn’t need a special set up. It can be danced in a very small space, but as a wedding dance, your would want to learn to “waltz” or travel around a larger space with a Bachata rhythm. Good luck and maybe post some videos of your results?

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