"How about if you and I, me and you, bailamos Bachata?" - Romeo Santos

BACHATA CLASSES COPENHAGEN

Bachata dancing is gaining popularity all over the world and in Copenhagen with its romantic music, contagious rythms and flowing dance movements. Join in and get in the groove, no matter your age or dancing experience; you don’t need a partner to sign up, just a desire to learn and be part of a vibrant dancing family!

ABOUT BACHATA: history and styles

Originally from Dominican Republic, Bachata developed in the 1960’s from the traditional dance Bolero. Bachata has become very popular in the USA and Europe in the last 10-20 years, and it is now being influenced by other styles such as Brazilian Zouk, Tango and Pop Music. Salsa and Bachata accompany each other perfectly in the social dance club as Salsa music often is faster and more upbeat and Bachata slower and more relaxed. There are quite a few different styles of bachata dancing, and they are often devided into these groups: Dominican Bachata (authentic), Bachata Fusion (or Modern), Bachata Sensual, and others. We teach the most common style on the social dance floor in Copenhagen which is Bachata Fusion.

 PARTNERWORK

LEVEL 1  |  beginner 

Never tried bachata before or would you like to review the basics? Then this class is for you!

CLASS INFO

PRICE: 775 kr. (9 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Wednesdays, 20.00-21.00. From October 23rd to December 18th, 2019.
WHERE: Svanemøllehallen (lokale 19), Østerbrogade 240, 2100 København Ø.
INSTRUCTORS: Konrad Stanek & Gabi Marekova.

We are dancing in a easy-to-follow tempo and we will guide you through each move step-by-step in our stress-free & friendly learning environment! No partner needed and no previous experience in bachata or other dance is required, only a desire to learn and having fun!

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ The bachata basic steps, turns and body movement.
✧ Fundamental partnering techniques and roles.
✧ Understanding of bachata timing and rhythm, as well as posture, turns and more.

WHERE TO NEXT?
Take the level 1 class more than once, and work on details with your basics. If you can lead/follow the moves taught in this class with ease and good technique, you are ready for the level 2 class! Many also take both levels 1 and 2, to get more repetition while learning something new. Try also social dancing: it is a great learning experience and lots of fun!

LEVEL 2  |  improver

Get into details with partnerwork leading and following techniques and learn new turns and combinations.

CLASS INFO

PRICE: 775 kr. (9 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Wednesdays, 19.00-20.00. From August 14th to October 9th, 2019.
WHERE: Svanemøllehallen (lokale 19), Østerbrogade 240, 2100 København Ø.
INSTRUCTORS: Konrad Stanek & Gabi Marekova.

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Already know basic Bachata turns, combinations and leading/following techniques (particularly for leaders).
✓ Understand Bachata timing and basics.
✓ Bachata dancing experience: min. 2/4 months. You have completed at least one beginner’s course, and/or dance at social parties.

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ Turn patterns and combination to be used in the social dance floor.
✧ Body movement, waves, footwork and styling.
✧ Musicality and leading/following techniques.

WHERE TO NEXT?
Continue taking the level 2 class (most students attend this class more than once) and work on perfecting techniques and details. Move to Bachata Lab if you can lead/follow the level 2 moves with ease and good technique.

Level 3+, niveau 3+
BACHATA LAB  |  intermediate

Bachata lab is your new experimental ground: experience a different aspect of the dance in every class, with a new topic each time!

CLASS INFO

PRICE: 775 kr. (9 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Wednesdays, 18.00-19.00. From August 14th to October 9th, 2019.
WHERE: Svanemøllehallen (lokale 19), Østerbrogade 240, 2100 København Ø.
INSTRUCTORS: Konrad Stanek & Gabi Marekova.

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Want to get more knowledge about techniques, history, evolution and styles of Bachata.
✓ Are already an experienced Bachatero looking to get challenged and to spice up your dance.
✓ Bachata dancing experience: from min. 6 months and up. You have completed at least one level 2 (improver/intermediate) course, and dance regularly at social parties.

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ Each class focuses on one topic only, to allow for more intensive training. Possible topics: musicality, footwork, Dominican style, Sensual style, partnerwork techniques, styling & body movement, dips & tricks, social dancing tips, and much more!
✧ Dig deep in Bachata and find your own style, based on what you like: knowledge is power, also in dancing!
✧ Raise your technical level, both in partnerwork and footwork, and get inspiration with creative turn patterns.

WHERE TO NEXT?
Most social dancers will be challenged in this class and can attend it for many seasons with lots of benefits while still improving.