Bachata and Other Ballroom Wedding Dances
Finally, you have picked a wedding date. Finally, you have selected a wedding venue. And finally, have you prepared a dance for your wedding first dance? Maybe you planned your wedding by yourself to save the extra cash of hiring a wedding planner. There is nothing wrong with that, but most of the time many things are overlooked or neglected when planning a wedding the DIY way.
When it’s around three months to go before the big day, consider yourself lucky to have enough time to practice your first wedding dance as newlyweds. A wedding is still a wedding without the wedding dance of the newlyweds, but it is considered a tradition for the newlyweds to grace the dance floor before the reception begins. Every guest anticipates watching the dance moves of the bride and the groom. So, when you still have time, visit a dance studio and enroll for a wedding dance class.
If you find it challenging to pick what kind of dance to present at the reception, ask your dance instructor. They know a lot of dance styles, and if you want something fun but with little or less movements required, but romantic, enroll for wedding Bachata dance classes in Houston, TX. Bachata is probably a new word for you, but it is dance widely recognized in the Caribbean.
Why Bachata and not salsa, tango, merengue, reggaeton and swing? Well there is a difference between these Latin dances. It might not be that easy to tell which is tango, salsa and Bachata, especially if you are not familiar with the particular movements that only apply to Bachata, tango, salsa and in Latin dances.
Salsa is confused with merengue, because the intro music for salsa is typically similar to the music used for merengue. However, a salsa and merengue pro dancer can recognize the difference based on the instruments used in the music. Salsa is also complicated to learn than merengue.
Bachata originated from the Dominican Republic and it got its name from the Bachata guitar music. The pattern for Bachata dancing is four-beat, whilst salsa is from Cuba, has 8 counts and a combination of slow and quick rhythm. Merengue is also from the Dominican Republic, but what sets it apart from Bachata is the use of percussion instrument for the music used in dancing. If you ask merengue dancers, they’ll tell you it is easier to learn because of it 4-beat pattern.
If you are still having a hard time deciding to enroll for wedding Bachata dance classes in Houston, TX, ask help from your dance instructor.
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