Bristol Bachata

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

Every Monday & Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm Partner Sensual Bachata – All Levels Weekly Classes & Parties until late @ Nova Bar, Bristol with Jan & Rachel, Marcus & Yulia, Ed & Becca.

⚠️⚠️Indoor BACHATA CLASSES at Nova Bar every week on Mon and Wed from the 20th of Sep⚠️⚠️

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 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):

  • £10 for classes 7.30-9.30pm & social practice/party 9.30-11.30pm. Also available on MoveGB (, drop-ins welcome!
  • Monthly Memberships (£35 for Mon or Wed or £65 for both Mon & Wed classes
  • £3 social dance practice/party only 9.30-11.30pm 
  • FREE class for new comers for absolute beginner level – send us DM to register!


  • Nova Bar, 41-43 Baldwin Street, Bristol BS1 1RB
  •  it’s an indoor venue, 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. 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 2 Dec ★ 5th Anniversary of Bristol Bachata Party @Piloxercise ★ Guest Teachers – John & Emma – More info TBA soon

✊✊ Bristol Bachata Party with special 5 YEARS ANNIVERSARY of Brisotl Bachata celebration! We are having main guest teachers confirmed – amazing John and Emma first time in Bristol, more info TBA soon 👈👈😍😍

Bristol Bachata Latin Party on Sat 2 Dec 2023 8pm-1am @ new central beautiful venue in City Centre – Piloxercise with bachata classes all levels 8-10pm and social party from 10pm until 1 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, Ed, Yulia and the rest of Bristol Bachata crew and our awesome community of dancers!

😷No masks and no Covid Passes required by law as it stands.

🍺Bring your won 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!

– Early Bird £15 for 2hrs of classes and party until Sat 2 Dec 1pm (£17 on the door)
– Early Bird £10 for party only (£12 on the door)
– tickets now available online, or cash/card on the door
– Discount for students – £2 off

✅ Tickets selling out fast, go to our store to buy online tickets until 4 Nov 1pm:

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

– Door opens 7.30pm, classes start 8pm
– 8-9pm Levels 1 & 2 (beg/imp) with resident teachers, Level 3 & 4 (int/adv) with guest teachers
-9-10pm Levels 1 & 2 (beg/imp) with resident teachers, Level 3 & 4 (int/adv) with guest teachers
– Social party 10pm-1.00am with DJ Jan!
– 90% bachata music and touch of salsa and kizomba

@Piloxercise ground floor studio, 7 Easton Road, BS50BY – the venue in city centre with a beautiful dance floor, powerful sound system, party party lights, mirrors for classes, fans, toilets and free parking.