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Time Signature:  4/4 timing. 
Tempo:  115-150 BPM
Music Style:   Latin music that has a very distinct Bachata s Latin music that has a very distinct Bachata sound to it.  The typical bachata group consists of five instruments: lead guitar (electric), rhythm guitar, electric bass guitar, bongos and güira.ound to it.
Character:  This dance moves side to side, forward and back, and around with its characteristic hip bump at the end of the 3 weight changes.  When in closed position it is danced in very close contact with the partner and sometimes even resting heads on the partner’s shoulder. Other times it is danced in an open, 2-handed position using lots of intricate footwork and rhythm changes.  

Where you can use it:  You’ll hear Bachata music mixed in with Salsa music played at the Salsa clubs.    

​(Want to know where you can go to dance around us (within 60 miles)? Check out our guide: "Places to Dance".)



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