How The Dominican Republic’s Bachata Dance Is Made Funky

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The Dominican Bachata dance is gaining popularity in the United States. It is becoming a popular form of exercise as well. It is very similar to tap dancing, but with a Caribbean flavor and with a twist. Many people think it is tapped, but it is not. It is a unique style of Cuban dance that combines the beautiful rhythms of the Caribbean with traditional salsa dance steps.

The Dominican Republic is native to the southwestern part of Cuba. It shares its borders with several other countries such as Haiti, Venezuela and Costa Rica. The island has seen turmoil and constant fighting over the years. Much of this fighting took place between communist and conservative forces, and so many of the towns were left without electricity or running water for years, which contributed to the poor health conditions and limited mobility seen in the urban centers.

The Old School System

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As one of the few remaining cities that still uses the old school system of distributing rice and coffee among the family members, there was a dearth of modern education systems in the countryside. This left little time for dance and other forms of community interaction. That is why the Dominican bachata dance began to evolve slowly from the rhythm of the street into the hip hop and pop dance movements of today.

Bachata dance began to be developed by specially trained experts. They learned the basics of the dance style through an apprenticeship under an experienced dancer. No one was taught to copy the moves of other dancers, but instead, they were taught how to make their own individual style tailored to the needs of the people living in the rural communities. These original Dominican movements became the foundation of what is now known as modern Dominican social dancing.

Social Dance

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Social dance is an art form using both the upper and lower body in complex patterns of movement. It is a formal dance form that evolved over many years from simple rhythms developed through village dances to intricate turn patterns and salsa music. The dance form developed by the Dominicans as a means of expression found in music throughout the world. In particular, it developed through the use of percussion instruments like the megaphone and claves, which allowed the beats of the drums and other instruments to set off the rhythms of the salsa dance.

Bachata dance is best known as a celebration of life. A dancer must master three different dance styles, including the cha-cha, the samba, and the rumba. Through the careful coordination of all three dance styles, the rumba can be used as a break from the stanza. The bolero, or “belly dance”, is the most famous of the three styles and is performed by male dancers. A well-trained female dancer performs the bolero with flair for character and beauty.

Latin And Ballad Sounds

In terms of musicality, the music is a mixture of Latin and ballad sounds. This was done to make the salsa dance more appealing to the many groups that were looking for something new and interesting to dance to. The beat of the music and the way it was sung made the dancing much more appealing to many of the younger people in the audience. The music also was born out of the need to provide an instrumental break after the dancer had finished with their salsa dancing. Thus, the “Bachata” was born.


The music is unique and beautiful. It was also developed by the Dominican people through their culture. This history of the Dominican Republic’s music is very rich and deep. Many consider the Dominican republics’ music to be part of their folk culture, as opposed to pop music which has only recently invaded the Dominican Republic.

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