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Bachata Syllabus

Beginner

1. Basic In Place and Basic
2. Tap Step
3. Side Tap
4. Quarter Turn

A) What is Home Position?
B) Basic on the Ball of the Feet
C) Finger Connection, Open Position, Handshake and Close Position
D) High 5 Turn Position
E) Understanding the Count

5. Spot Turn
6. Forward & Back Basic
7. Left and Right Turns

F) Proper 90 Degree Angle Frame on all connections and turns
G) Timing Recognition where the 1 beat is (Slow Music)
H) Proper Size of Steps on Basic
I) Turning Frame
J) Firm Resistance Awareness

8. Forward and Back Half Turns (2 Variations)
9. Men’s Face Away
10. Ladies Face Away

K) Basic Arm Movement (Side To Side)
L) Dance To Music (Proper Timing on1 Slow Music 100% of Time)
M) Dancing with firm resistance 100% of the time


MEN ONLY MUST KNOW BEGINNER COMBINATION # 1

  1. Basic Step  (step 1)
  2. Forward and Back Basic (step 2)
  3. Ladies Turn (Step 7, left and/or right, Step 8, 10)
  4. Basics (Choose one or two Steps 3-6)
  5. Men’s Turn (Choose one Step 7 left and /or right, Step

Intermediate

11. Forward Together Back Together
12. Side Pass (2 variations)
13. Basic in Place Close Position
14. Side to Side

A) Proper Knee Action
B) What is Hair Comb/ Loops
C) Flexible resistance awareness
D) Understanding how to use the torso on Turns

15. Outside Turns (Men and Lady)
16. Crossovers
17. Face Away Crossovers

E) Knee Hip Connection for Movement
F) Understanding Syncopation
G) Dancing with flexible resistance 100% of the time
H) Loop and Hair Comb Implementation on Dancing
I) Closed Inner Thighs Traveling Turns (Ladies)
J) Using Torso On Turns Always (Ladies)
K) Hammerlock & Cradle Technique

18. Side Basic Spins
19. Body Rolls
20. Double Turns

L) Torso Movement on Basic
M) 100% Proper Form on Frames, Turns and Basic Figures
N) Dancing Using Knee Hip, Arm Movement Connection
O) Follow Steps Eyes Closed (ladies)


MEN MUST KNOW COMBINATION # 1

  1. Basic Step  (step 1)
  2. Forward and Back Basic (step 2)
  3. Ladies Turn (Step 7, 8, 10, 14-15, 17)
  4. Basics (Steps 3-6, 11-13, 16)
  5. Men’s Turn (Step 7 left and /or right, 9, 15)
  6. Intermediate Shines (choose 2)

REPEAT ONCE WITH DIFFERENT STEPS

 

Advance

21. Crossover Basic (Forward & Back)
22. Walk Around Hammerlock
23. Double Turns (Hammerlock, Windmill)
24. Side Basic Double Turn 

A) Move From Standing Foot Technique
B) Lead/Follow From the Body (body distance)
C) Ladies Styling Technique on Turns: Hair Comb
D) Feet Together on Turns (ladies close)
E) Dance to fast tempo F) Spotting in all turns (Ladies)

25. Basic Step with Body Roll
26. Circular Torso
27. Circular Hip
28. Lambada

G) Body Movement on Basic (Torso Engagement)
H) Core Engagement
I) Ladies Styling Technique on Turns:  Reverse Hair Comb
J) Ribcage Movement: Side-To-Side, Circular, Scoop and Figure 8

29) Hip Around w/ Knee Connection (Counter & Clockwise)
30) Drop
31) Backbend
32) Reverse Body Roll

K) Leading Moves with Eyes Closed (men)
L) Ladies Toe Engagement
M) Ladies Styling Technique on Turns: Tracing
N) Follow Steps Eyes Closed (ladies)
O) Hip Movement: Side To Side, Circular, Scoop & Figure 8


MEN MUST KNOW COMBINATION # 3

  1. Basic Step  (step 1)
  2. Forward and Back Basic (step 2)
  3. Ladies Turn (Step 7, 8, 10, 14-15, 17, 22-24)
  4. Basics (Steps 3-6, 11-13, 16,  )
  5. Men’s Turn (Step 7 left and /or right, 9, 15)
  6. BACHATA SENSUAL (Steps 25-32 Must do 2)
  7. Intermediate Shines (choose 2)

REPEAT 2 TIMES W/ DIFFERENT STEPS (MUST USE 50% OF ADVANCE LEVEL STEPS)

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