San Diego is brimming with classes teaching Bachata dance. Bachata originated in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean during the early 20th century, and includes Indigenous, African and European musical elements. It became popular in the rural neighborhoods of the island, but was censored almost to extinction during the Trujillo dictatorship (1930-1961) for being a “backward, lower art form for country-people”. After the end of Trujillo’s reign, Bachata flourished again and quickly spread to other parts of Latin America and Mediterranean Europe.
So, if you want to learn this dance style, choose any from the list below.
West Coast Dance Complex
West Coast Dance Complex is a top notch dance studio with an excellent pre-professional ballet dance program. It has all forms of dance training available. It is truly the real deal. First of all the studios are stunning. Four new big, bright dance studios are filled with tons of dance options for the tiniest dancer through teens. They even have adult ballet.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio San Diego
Voted San Diego’s Favorite Ballroom Dance Studio! At Fred Astaire Dance Studio they provide dance lessons, salsa dance lessons, wedding dance lessons, and more to the San Diego, CA area. They were voted San Diego’s Favorite Ballroom Dance Studio! Fred Astaire is a franchised dance studio and has been teaching students to dance using their award-winning curriculum since 1947.
Bachata San Diego
Best part of Bachata San Diego are the group socials which allow you to practice all the skills you’ve learned and meet other dancers in the community. Classes are always fun and convenient with times so that you can make it after work without rushing.
This place has good music, great DJ – nicely mixed the music b/n Salsa & Bachata. It is a great place to learn and enjoy Bachata in this class.
Tango Del Rey
Affordable cover and if you’re there from San Diego, you get a salsa class on the Fridays that they open or bachata on Saturdays that they open. You will find dancers at different levels, including some great dancers who will inspire you to up your game.
Majesty in Motion Salsa Lessons
Majesty in Motion is San Diego’s premier Latin dance company providing fun and informative classes 5 days a week. In business since 2003, they offer group classes in Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and Cha-cha-cha, as well as the opportunity to join their performance teams. They are also available for private lessons, wedding & birthday choreography, and private parties by appointment. It was established in 2002. Majesty in Motion Dance was first founded by Director David Stein, later to meet up with his now wife Jennifer Stein. Together they took there dancing to the next level teaching and performing all over the world! With a strong passion for Latin music and dance they have taught many of San Diego’s top dancers and performers. After 16years of teaching they recently opened there very own dance studio. There teaching is fun and informative. Majesty in Motion Dance is a very well respected Dance Company in the San a Diego dance community.
These are some of the best Bachata dance classes in San Diego.