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Weekly bachata dance classes & parties – Mon & Wed 7.30-11.30pm
@ Coyote Ugly, Bristol

Every Monday & Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm Partner Sensual Bachata – All Levels Weekly Classes & Parties until late @ Coyote Ugly, Bristol with Jan & Kate, Paulina, Victoria, Marcus & Yulia, Ed & Becca.

⚠️⚠️BACHATA CLASSES are now running for over 5 years every single week without cancellations every Mon & Wed, for updates please check our instagram stories and fb page ⚠️⚠️

JOIN US on Mondays & Wednesdays for PARTNER SENSUAL BACHATA – Split Level Classes with an international teacher and founder of Bristol Bachata Jan Tabaka and our awesome resident teachers Rachel, Yuliya, Ed, Becca, Marcus and special guest teachers. Social practice party after classes! All levels welcome – from beginners to advanced.

👉No booking and no partner needed, just show up and pay as you go or get a monthly pass (Our new official Bristol Bachata online store:


  • Registration opens 7.15pm
  • 2hrs of Classes All Levels (split levels 2hrs for each of levels for absolute beginners and for improvers/intermediate & advanced) 7.30pm-9.30pm
  • Fun social dancing practice/party 9.30-11.30pm

💰PRICES (cash or online passes):

  • £8 for 1hr class, £12 for 2hrs classes 7.30-9.30pm & social practice/party 9.30-11.30pm.
  • Discounts available for students with NUS ID card and when sharing our events on social media fb/insta.
  • Also available on MoveGB (, drop-ins welcome!
  • Monthly Memberships (£40 for Mon or Wed or £70 for both Mon & Wed classes
  • £5 social dance practice/party only 9.30-11.30pm 
  • FREE class for new comers for absolute beginner level – send us DM to register!


  • Coyote Ugly, Bordeaux Quay, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS15EP
  •  it’s a big, beautiful indoor dance venue, upstairs above the most famous club int he world – Coyote Ugly, with wooden floor, bar on site, toilets and fans.

There is a paid Parking all around the venue, free parking available around 5-10min walk after 7pm around Queen Sq and in Southbank. Easy access by walking, scooter/bike/motorbike or public transport – there is great connection by public transport.

The workshops aim at teaching you all 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, connection 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:

  • all levels catered from absolute beginners to advanced – from basic steps, moves, technique, principles to advanced combinations and concepts of bachata sensual, modern and spice of dominican
  • 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.

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.

Main instructor: Jan Tabaka is a fitness trainer, acrobatics instructor and Thai yoga masseuse during the day and latin dancer at night 🙂 Jan, has founded Bristol Bachata school 5 years ago, having now 10years of bachata sensual dancing experience following masterclasses of Korke & Judith (creators of bachata sensual) and many other top teachers in the world. His passion for bachata music has lead him to create a very unique never done before Bristol Bachata project lately featured on BBC and now widely recognised as one of the major dancing spots in the UK. Bristol Bachata offers weekly Mon and Wed classes, private classes, events hire and big monthly parties. You will also find us guest teaching at many major cities and big festivals all over the UK and also internationally.

Please contact us for any more info you may require 🙂

whatsapp/signal 07951514058


Sat 20 Apr 2024 ★ Bristol Bachata Party @BS28UA ★ International Guest Teachers – Diego y Ola – More info TBA soon

Check out the event page:

✊✊⭐ Bristol Bachata Party 🎉 Spring Easter edition.Expect amazing top guest teachers – Diego y Ola. Our residential international teacher and owner of Bristol Bachata will be also teaching alongside our guests delivering classes for all levels from absolute beginners to advanced. We also expect lot of out-towners joining the night providing the highest level of dancing in South West!

Last three parties we had around 100 dancers per night! Don’t miss it this time!

Bristol Bachata Latin Party on Sat 20 Apr 2024 8pm-1.30am @ new central beautiful venue in City Centre – Docklands Community Youth Centre) with bachata classes all levels 8-10.15pm and social party from 10.15pm until 1.30 am! 

Come dance again with some of the best UK artists and taxi dancers coming specially to Bristol, not to mention our resident international teacher Jan & Rachel, Marcus & Yuliya, Ed & Becca and the rest of Bristol Bachata crew and our awesome community of dancers!

🍺Bring your own drinks inc alcohol, there is no bar on site

🚙 Free car park all around the venue and great access with public transport and minutes walk from city centre!

💃🏻🕺🏻ARTISTS & GUESTS (more TBC):
– 🇵🇱🇰🇿Jan – international teacher, owner of Bristol Bachata school and your host
– 🇬🇧Ashley teacher, owner of A2B Academy London, winner of bachata Jack n Jills at Munich Festival
– 🇪🇸Leni international teacher flying in from Spain 
– 🇬🇷Wendy Lady Styling teacher from Cardiff
– Bristol Bachata crew (Jan, Marcus, Yuliya, Ed, Becca, Kate, Paulina) and our students and amazing community of dancers

💰COSTS online/card/cash:

2hrs of classes and party:
– £15 Super Early bird online (first 30 passes only)
– Early Bird £17 online
– on the day and on the door £20 card/cash) – (we have large venue capacity)

Social party only (no classes):
– £10 Super Early bird online AVAILABLE
– £12 Early Bird online 
– £14 on the day or on the door cash/card- Discount for students – £2 off

DRESS CODE: none, anything you like casual or smart or dress to impress, everyone welcome

✅ Tickets selling out fast, go to our store to buy online tickets until 10Feb 1pm:

⏰ TIMETABLE: BACHATA CLASSES (all levels welcome: from absolute beginners to advanced):

– Door opens 7.30pm, classes start 8pm
– 8-9.15pm Levels 1 & 2 (beg/imp) with resident teachers, Level 3 & 4 (int/adv) with guest teachers
-9.15-10.15pm Levels 1 & 2 (beg/imp) with resident teachers, Level 3 & 4 (int/adv) with guest teachers
– Social party 10.15pm-1.30am with DJ Jan!
– 90% bachata music and touch of salsa and kizomba

@Docklands Community Youth Centre, BS28UA – the venue in city centre with a wooden dance floor, powerful sound system, party lights, mirrors for classes, fans, toilets and free parking all around, just outside the CAZ zone.



Code of Conduct/ Etiquette:

Arrive at the class in clean clothes and having washed and used deodorant, and with fresh breath.
Pay attention to teachers and don’t talk while they’re explaining moves.
Be mindful of your partners’ personal space, approaching with respect.
If your partner allows you to dance close, do not abuse that privilege. Keep your hands in a respectful place.
Focus on your dance partner and not the person you will be dancing with next.
Respect the level of your partner, and do not teach them or try tricky moves beyond their level.
When dancing socially, watch out for fellow dancers – especially with hand throws and dips. If your lead is going backwards and about to collide with someone, give them a warning squeeze on the shoulder.
Feel free to say no if you feel uncomfortable dancing with anyone.

*Each event participant thereby agrees and is obliged to respect the Code of Conduct or be denied entry,

If you notice something not right please communicate with myself or one of the members of our team, big hug Jan and The Team ✌️💚