Bachata B (Intermediate)


Once you’ve mastered the fundamental basic steps, it’s time to level up and explore our intermediate bachata steps and the various patterns that complement them. The idea here is to build off the fundamental techniques you already have and master them as you expand your arsenal of moves.

If your dance experience is:

  • Less than 6 months, please consider taking A-level classes ➤ Click here.
  • All B & C level classes require evaluation. Please call 312-427-2572 to schedule. Group evaluations on Wednesdays at 5 pm & Saturdays at 11 am during the last week of each session. Fee: $5 for current students, and $20 for new students.


3 types of Bachata

  • Core: This is the most basic form of bachata – a modern adaptation of the original dance. It adopts many of the turn patterns common in Salsa and is built around a “side-together-side” basic step, rather than the traditional square pattern.
  • Sensual: This is the youngest of the three sub-styles. Sensual Bachata uses the same basic step pattern as Core but less complex turn patterns. It is characterized by fluid, whole-body stylistic movements such as body waves as well as shoulder, rib cage, and hip isolations.
  • Dominican Style: Of the three sub-styles, this is the closest to its authentic, original form. Unlike other adaptations, Dominican Bachata is built around a square “box-step”. It is usually danced in close partnership; the steps themselves are kept simple. This style features a smooth sway of the hips accentuated equally on every count

Additional information

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Bachata B: Core Musicality, Bachata B: Footwork & Styling, ★ Bachata B: Core/Sensual Practica & Feedback, Bachata B: Core Hand Tosses & Styling, Bachata B: Sensual Hips & Lower Body, Bachata B: Sensual Venezuelan Style Combos, ★ Bachata B: Sensual Body Roll Combos, Bachata B (Core/Sensual): Down Beats Walk Combos, Bachata B: Sensual European Style, ★ Bachata B: Melodic Intros & Dip, Bachata B: Core/Sensual Shadow Combos, Bachata B: Sensual NY Style Combos, Bachata B: Core Reverse & Pivots

Class Day/Time

Fri 6:50-7:35pm, Mon 8:30-9:15pm, Mon 9:20-10:05pm, Tue 6:00-6:45pm, Tue 6:50-7:35pm, Tue 7:40-8:25pm, Tue 8:30-9:15pm, Tue 9:20-10:05pm, Wed 6:50-7:35pm, Wed 7:40-8:25pm, Wed 8:30-9:15pm, Thur 7:40-8:25pm, Sat 3:20-4:05pm

Dates May 22, 2023 to June 18, 2023