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 Cádiz, 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. 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 🙂

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 🙂

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

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

– £8 per 90min workshop – including free social dancing. Also available on MoveGB, drop-ins welcome!
– Buy 4 workshops for £30
– The Cuban will also offer our students £3 Mojito, Happy Hour 2-4-1 and tapas deals.


Every Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm Bachata Sensual with Dominican Flavor (beg/imp/int) @ Taboo with Fernando y Sandra, JanVictoria

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.

@ Taboo, 10-12 Triangle S, Bristol, BS8 1EY

– £6 for one class, £8 for two classes, available on MoveGB.
– Discount for students – £2 off
– Social party – FREE entry 9.30pm-midnight!


Bristol Bachata with Jan & Victoria, Fernando y Sandra @ Antix, Bristol.

Also find us at Bristol Salsa Congress, Pop-up Latin Project, Student Union as well as many other events and workshops as guest teachers.