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Social dance. What is bachata?

In recent years, in large and small cities were clubs for social dancing. What is social dancing? In fact — “people”. Dance not for dance but for fun. No competitions, judges, medals and prizes. One of the popular areas of social dance is bachata. Alexander Shadrin, Shutterstock.com the Formation of Bachata is a musical genre and form of dance originally from the Dominican Republic. It is believed that its origin occurred in the 30s of the last century. Active development was in the middle of the last century. For a long time bachata was considered the music of the poor: at parties that were held just on the street or in the courtyards of houses, danced to songs about unrequited love and the problems of the poor. Refined nobility did not recognize the “low genre”. There was an unspoken ban on radio sound, and until the 80s it was impossible to find bachata records. The first recognition of this musical direction was due to the singer Luis Diaz. Long engaged in the study of national folklore, he appreciated bachata as an important component of the culture of Dominican society. Released in 1985, the album “Saddened Luis Diaz”, as well as his works produced by singer Sonia Silvestra, were a great success with the public. However, the genre received serious recognition only in 1990 through the efforts of Juan Luis Guerra. Album “Pink bachata” finally approved bachata among the highest strata of society of the Republic. Thus, genre, which had popular origins, finally achieved public recognition. Now this direction is so popular in the Dominican Republic that no disco or holiday can do without it. By this time the music had changed. Became closer to international standards, went beyond the Republic and conquered the listeners of the West, and then Russia. Bachata dance is suitable for learning by people of all ages. To learn elementary movements, no dancing experience is required. There are no long, complex schemes. For bachata inherent borrowing elements from dances such as cha-cha-cha and salsa. Dance on four accounts. Used rule of all Latin American dances — body slightly tilted to the partner’s chest over the legs. Bachata’s choreography is relatively simple. This movement back and forth with an emphasis on the last step, in which the leg is stretched slightly forward and placed on the heel or toe, or four steps from side to side. This dance is quite intimate, partners are very close to each other. Because of such close contact of turns it is not enough that is compensated by lateral passes and “throwing” of the partner from side to side. Also of particular importance is the position of the hands of partners. Basically involved the bottom of the body, the movement of the hips. Hands are behind the partner, behind the head or crossed. In contrast to the strict ballroom dancing, in bachata welcome improvisation: turns, support and poses are very diverse. You will be required to desire to learn simple rules and freely and openly Express their feelings. And trust your partner. After all, like most social dances, bachata involves “leading”. Classes club Latin will allow you to find new friends. Social dances, which include bachata, involve active communication in the circle of students. It is customary to spend holidays together, parties and friendly atmosphere. In General, this is the perfect opportunity to relax, have fun and feel at the height!

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