Original or Dominican Bachata
Bachata is known as a genre of popular music that was born in the Dominican Republic and then spread to numerous countries. Bachata combines merengue, son, bolero and other styles.
It focuses on hip and foot movements, with simple and short steps from side to side, generally without turns, very slow and inspired by its Cuban bolero origins.
The basic step to dance bachata is fun and simple. This movement consists of three steps and a touch with the sole of the foot. These four movements are executed in 4/4 rhythm. The three steps are danced on the first three beats and the foot tap on the fourth beat.
We can distinguish these different types or styles of bachata:
Dominican Bachata It is the original style, as the name indicates its origin in the Dominican Republic. They also call it original bachata. ...
Urban Bachata – Street Bachata.
Bachatango – Bachata tango.
Bachata is a dance genre that has its origins in the Dominican Republic. In its beginnings it was called “guitar bolero”, as it is considered a genre derived from the rhythmic bolero with a mixture of Cuban son and merengue. ... It admits figures of other Latin dances, adapted to the rhythm of bachata.