On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, we have a guest instructor from Vancouver teaching a one hour Bachata Dominicana (Traditional Bachata) Swag workshop at our SBK and Taco Tuesday event.
Bachata originates from the Dominican Republic with Traditional Bachata being the original dance style. Traditional Bachata can be danced in close embrace, half-open, or fully open positions. The Traditional Bachata style aims to create harmony between the footwork done by the dancers and the musical instruments which is why it continues to be popular with dancers who study Bachata’s history. Over the years, Bachata has evolved into many different sub-styles which fuse elements from Salsa, Brazilian Zouk, Tango, Ballroom, and/or Hip Hop. However, despite the fusion, many current Bachata musical arrangements include what we often refer to as the “mambo section” of the song where the energy picks up and dancers can utilize Traditional Bachata footwork to add flair to their partner work while enhancing musicality.
Shaka (Alexander Carreño) has been X3 times world champion as a solo dancer and team. He choreographed and coached teams internationally and locally, and travelled throughout the world providing workshops and shows around the world, sharing his passion for the dance. He works in a wide variety of styles including Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Bachata, Kizomba, and Hip Hop.
The workshop will focus on musicality, freestyle, tempo, and solo movements. You do not need a partner for this workshop, but there may be some partner work involved at the end as you learn how to incorporate the material into your social dancing. The workshop will be friendly to all ages/levels with something for everyone. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing you can easily move in and flat soled shoes or sneakers for the workshop component.
Cost: $5 (Cash at Bar or Advance Online)
When: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Station on Jasper
10524 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
Kizomba Lesson + Guided Practica - Irina
• 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Bachata Dominicana Swag Workshop - Shaka
• 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Salsa/Bachata/Kizomba Social Dancing
• 9:30 pm to midnight