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