Dancing The Basic Partner Bachata

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Dancing The Basic Partner Bachata

 
 

El hombre dominicano es machista, quiere que sus órdenes sean cumplidas. Pero a sus mujeres no les gusta cumplirlas, y de alli vienen sus pleitos. Bachata es una defensa de los hombres.

   
The bachata is danced in the closed or open dance position in the same way that many ballroom and Latin dances are, and like other dances, there is more to the closed position than can be seen by a bystander. A proper closed danced position is essential to the partners' ability to lead and follow during the dance.


Closed Position for Men
  1. http://www.afrolatindans.com/en/dosyalar/detaybachata.jpgFace your dancing partner, but slightly to one side so you aren't standing toe to toe.
  2. Place your right hand in the center of the woman's back, keeping your fingers spread.
  3. Pull the woman just close enough to cause your right elbow to bend slightly. Your arm should have a round appearance, rather than a sharp angle.
  4. Take the woman's right hand in your left, palms together, wrap your closed fingers around the back of her hand rather than interlacing your fingers with her. Hold her hand head-high.
  5. Push slightly against the woman's hand so she has to push back. This will "lock your frame," giving both of you room to dance.

Closed Position for the Woman

  1. Rest your left arm lightly on top of the man's right arm and place your left hand on the outside of his shoulder.
  2. Place your right hand in the man's left hand, palm to palm, and allow him to close his hand over yours. Curl your fingers downward, but don't clasp his hand.
  3. Hold your hand high so the man doesn't have to pull on it to maintain its position.
  4. Push slightly against the man's hand so your hands remain halfway between you and the man.

Switching to Open Position

  1. Remove your hands from your partner's back or shoulder. The man will indicate his intention to switch to open position by releasing the woman and she will follow.
  2. Slide your hand down your partner's arm and catch his or her hand at waist level.
  3. Lower your other hands, which remain clasped, to waist level. Change the way your hands are clasped so you're both more comfortable.








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