Bachata – Sometimes referred to as “Traditional Bachata”. Characterized by the ‘box step’ basic figure. It is the style of dance done in the Dominican Republic.
Dominican Fusion – Frequently confused with
Traditional Bachata. Often characterized by syncopated footwork and quick kick steps. Dominican Fusion is a style utilized by many current latin dance instructors and students.
Bachata Moderna – More advanced and complex turn patterns are usually incorporated when dancing Moderna. Often danced side to side with an emphasis on hip movements. It is often referenced with “Sensual” Bachata when more intimate elements of dance partner work are integrated. Other styles often fused with Bachata Moderna are “Urban (Hip-hop) Bachata” and “BachaTango“.