Bachata featuring dance instructors Lisa Vargas and Anthony Blanco

The Bachata is sometimes referred to as the “blues music of the Dominican Republic.” Its music is usually romantic and grew out of the Bolero, but with time, became influenced by Merengue. The basic footwork pattern is three steps in one direction and then a hip motion. Then repeat other side. As with other Latin dances, the character of the dance is achieved through sensual hip and body movements.