About This Dance

The Bachata dance was said to have originated from the Dominican Republic. It is danced by couples usually in a romantic and sensual story-telling style. The Bachata dance was also, at some point, considered to be a passionate and sensual kind of expression of love through dance. It was said that the early Bachata music was created using items commonly found on one’s backyard such as garbage cans, pots, pans, and fences, among others. This is one of the reasons why the Bachata is called such because in some parts of the Dominican Republic, bachatarefers to trash. Nowadays, electric instruments, particularly electric guitars, are used to create Bachata music accompanied vocals.

Example Songs for Bachata

No Es Una Novela - Monchy & Alexandra
Stand By Me - Prince Royale
Ven A Mi - Allendi
Cuando Me Enamoro - Guerra/Iglesias
Cristina - Fito Gress
Perdidos - Monchy & Alexandra
Chiquilla - Carlos Carrasco
I Need A Girl - Nueva Era
Que Vuelva - Alex Bueno
Bachata Rosa - Juan Luis Guerra
Llora Corazon - Charlie Zaa
Princesa - Frank Reyes
Badida - Kiko Rodriguez 
De Rodillas Te Pido - Luis Miguel
Ven Tu - Domenic M
El Triste - Zacarias Ferreira

Bachata

Note: These videos are meant to be reminders for people who have taken our classes. We do not present them as instructional. Many excellent instructional videos may be found on Dance Vision International’s website.