Bristol Bachata

Weekly bachata dance classes:

Every Monday 7.30-9pm Essentials to Sensual Bachata – Open Level Weekly 90min Workshops @ The Cuban Bristol with Jan & Nadia.

Bristol Bachata with Jan & Nadia @ The Cuban


Sensual bachata was created in Cรกdiz, Andalusia, Spain, by Korke Escalona and Judith Cordero.

Korke learned the basics of bachata in 1998; then he started developing his own dance style by understanding how the leader (traditionally a man) could lead the body of the follower (traditionally a woman) to interpret the music. Sensual bachata is an independent dance form with strict lead and follow principles. The dance is an interpretation of the music with mostly circular movements and body waves. When the music has stronger beats, however, the dance also uses isolations and dips.

The course aims at teaching you the essentials of Sensual Bachata regardless whether you are a beginner, an improver or intermediate you will find it very informative and packed with great tips. Each week we teach different aspect of bachata sensual – musicality, blindfolded bachata, role reversal, tricks and cool moves, body isolations etc. It will help you learn the correct technique, preparation and execution of the dips, waves, turns, body isolations, musicality and much more. It will help you learn and understand the essential moves and how to play with musicality to learn and improve your bachata sensual like never before. All moves we teach are leadable – we teach you the principles of following and leading, nothing is choreographed – we want you to become a fantastic social dancer ๐Ÿ™‚

You will learn:
– basic steps, moves and technique of sensual bachata
– body isolation, dips, waves
– fun and easy to lead moves
– musicality – how to interact with the music
– men’s and ladies’ styling
– how to connect with your partner and really enjoy your social dancing.

No partner or previous dancing experience required – open level class. Just come along and have some fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Doors opens 7.15pm, workshop starts at 7.30pm until 9.00pm, and FREE social dancing 9-10pm – if you feel like practicing those moves for a bit longer, having fun and a drink or two ๐Ÿ˜€

@the Cuban, 2 Building 11, Bristol BS1 5SZ

– ยฃ7 per 90min workshop – including free social dancing. Also available on MoveGB, drop-ins welcome!
– Buy 4 workshops for ยฃ25
– The Cuban will also offer our students ยฃ3 Mojito, Happy Hour 2-4-1 and tapas deals.


Every Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm Bachata Sensual with Dominican Flavor (3 levels beg/imp/int) @ Pitcher & Piano with Fernando y Sandra, JanVictoria

We will teach a mix of bachata sensual and Dominican catering all levels: absolute beginners/beginners – improvers – intermediate/advanced, led by 6 amazing teachers: Jan Tabaka and Victoria Fletcher, Fernando Javier Ania Hernandez and Sandra Sanchez Ligero and Charlie Webb and his partner.

CLASSES (2hrs of classes at 3 separate levels: 2hrs for absolute beginners/beginners, 2hrs for improvers and 2 hrs of intermediate/advanced):

– 7.30-8.30pm Bachata Sensual (beginners with Charlie and his partner, improvers with Fernando y Sandra and intermediate with Jan & Victoria)

– 8.30-9.30pm Bachata Sensual with Dominican flavour (beginners with Charlie and his partner, improvers sensual with Jan & Victoria and intermediate sensual with Dominican flavour with Fernando y Sandra)

– Social party – FREE entry 9.30pm-11pm!

The classes aim to teach you the beauty of Sensual & Dominican Bachata (Latin Dances) to help you enjoy your social dancing.

You will learn:
– basic steps and technique of Sensual & Dominican Bachata
– fun and easy to lead moves and routines
– musicality – how to interact with the music
– men’s and ladies’ styling
– how to connect with your partner and really enjoy your dancing.

No partner or previous dancing experience required. Just come along and have some fun ๐Ÿ™‚

@ Pitcher & Piano, V Shed, Canon’s Rd, Bristol, BS1 5UH

– ยฃ6 for one class, ยฃ8 for two classes, available on MoveGB.
– Discount for students – ยฃ2 off
– Social party – FREE entry 9.30pm-11.15pm!


All together we will aim to provide unique weekly classes, guest teacher master classes, lady styling and isolation workshops and bachata only parties covering bachata sensual, Dominican and fusion styles to offer what Bristol hasn’t experienced yet! It will get hot, so come in and support the project: Bachata is taking over! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

Also find us at Bristol Bachata Congress, Bachataddiction Congress in Edinburgh, Bristol Salsa Congress, Tropical Summer Festival in Plymouth, Pop-up Latin Project, Student Union as well as many other events and workshops as guest teachers.