Sunday, January 5, 2014

Latest In Oman : Learning Bachata Routines & Guides

Here are some bachata moves that we hope to execute in the future. Really fun. Looks complicated and but actually easy when you do it with a partner.

And here's some bachata routines that we've learned so far.

Bachata Routine

1 Basic
1 Turning in place
1 Basic
1 Girl's turn
1 Man's turn
1 Basic
1 Lock turn - walk
1 Basic
1 Move down in place / move up
1 Basic
1 Dip (Dip Variations: 2 Dips, Turning Dip)
1 Turn - Walk Man - Shoulder - Turn - Hairbrush - Dip
1 Basic
1 Man Turn - Hands Chest
1 Basic
1 Lock (Girl Bows) - Man Release Girl - Girl Snake / Haircomb
1 Basic
1 Cross Hands (5,6,7) Girl Haircomb, Man Haircomb - Hands Turn Around (2X) - Dip
1 Basic
1 Girl Turn (Lift Right Foot to Butt) - Man Turn -  Girl Turn (Cross Hands) - Hairbrush - Body Roll - Basic
1 Lady's Double Turn - Hammerlock - Lady's Right Turn - Man's Left Turn
1 Basic
1 Lock Turn - Release - Man's Hammerlock - Lady's Turn - Lady's Turn - Dip
1 Basic
1 Lock Turn - Don't release the hands - Man's Turn - Basic in 4 counts - Dip

Additional Basic Steps:
Basic in place
Basic forward and back
Basic side to side
Basic corner to corner
Basic with kick shuffle
Bachata slide


Slide Combinations
Part 1: Left - Right - Cross Fwd LF - Right - Tap - Tap - Cross Back RF - Jump Left - 
Part 2 : Slide Left - Slide Right - Cross Fwd LF - Right - Grapevine (Jump on the 8th) - Basic

Double Turn - Hammerlock Combination
Basic (8 Counts)
Block the girl followed by a double turn ending up in hammerlock (4 Counts)
Man lifts R leg (at 4) and step front (5-6-7) man's hairbrush at 8
Basic (4 Counts) - Basic Side Steps (4 Counts)

Ladies Block - Man's Turn
Basic (8 Counts)
Block the girl twice (8 Counts)
Man turns (5-6-7)

Ladies Block - Remove the Head
Basic (8 Counts)
Block the girl twice (8 Counts) and release
Basic (8 Counts)
Remove the Head (Ladies flip the hair)
Basic (4 Counts) - Both turns

Additional Bachata Steps:
Bachata Urbana
Bachata Cha Cha Timing
Reggaeton in Bachata
Tango Bachata
Salsa Fuse


Important notes for men when leading:

1. Make sure that arms are nice and relaxed, palms are facing up and you're not gripping the ladies with your thumb.
2. Ladies hands are resting on your hands and when you're doing the basic you keep this lead throughout, until you're ready to move to a different move or go to a different side.
3. Put thumbs into place if there's something that you need to tell the ladies.
4. When you switch hand position (open to close) make sure that you have a little grip on the ladies so that you can use this grip to lead her, either forward or back. 
5. Make sure that when leading ladies, men should use upper body, your torso to push to the left, bring it in, push left, and tap. 
6. Your rib cage is going left and right when leading so this allows the ladies to move in the same direction.

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