Welcome to Bachata for Adults with Rene!

We  have 2 levels of classes.

Beginners – Every Friday from 5:30-6:30 pm

Intermediate – Every Friday from 6:30-7:30 pm

Beginners is suitable for complete beginners, where as Inermediate is more suitable for those who have completed 1-2 Beginner Blocks before.

By attending out classes you agree to our Terms and Conditions. Please read them carefully.

Bachata is one of the core Latin dance styles and is popular all over the world. With music typified by steel drum melodies, and a slower rhythm than Salsa, it can move from playful to sensual. This beautiful sensual dance originated from the Dominican Republic and is easy to pick up. It started with bolero rhythms and is influenced by other styles such as Cuban son and merengue. Bachata arose in the marginalized areas of Santo Domingo during the sixties and early seventies after the death of Truijillo and it was dismissed as music of the poor classes. The themes of the songs are often bitter and the words talk about a lack of love and betrayal. Bachata has evolved and is been taking over an urban sensual tweak.

You can only join this course in Week 1 and 2 if you have no previous experience.

You can come alone or with your partner as we rotate couples in our classes.

At the end of the block we run social nights where you can come along and practice everything you have learnt in your Salsa, Bachata and Rueda 🙂

What to wear:

  • Comfortable casual clothes
  • If you do not already have dance shoes, then we recomeent flat shoes with smooth ( non-grip) sole.
  • We recommend to bring a bottle of whater.
  • It is a partner dance, so don’t forget a deodorant and a small towel on a hot day!


Take a quick sneak peek at one of our Classes

How to make a payment:

  • You can bring cash and pay $10 at the door for each individual class.
  • Save money and  prepay a full course (7 Classes) for $60 by signing up online to one of our courses below.   Please note that there are no refunds on missed classes, it is your responsibility to make sure that you can attend the whole course.   Please always check the timetable for any changes.  To give us enough time to process your purchase, please buy your course by midday of the first class date.
  • If you have questions, please contact me on 021 2745277 or by email dance@dancewhanganui.com

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Bachata Beginners Class

Bachata Intermediate Class