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Not only are the basic steps easy to learn, but the sensual nature of Bachata dancing make it appealing to many. This explains why Bachata has exploded in popularity and can be heard in almost any latin music club today. Even Salsa dance festivals have included Bachata dance classes in their workshop schedules due to the high demand for it. No matter where you go, two main styles of Bachata can be seen. The Dominican style and the Modern style. Here at DCO we teach the Modern style which includes dips, turns, and smooth moves that are danced in close contact with your dance partner.

Dancing is one of those inescapable facts of life. It comes up over and over again in social situations so you may as well learn to do it. You don't have to look like someone out of a music video. You just need to be good enough that you can get on the dance floor, blend in with everyone else and not look like an idiot. Many people are uncomfortable with dancing. That's why a they have to get a few drinks and wait for others to start doing it before they will. So even just knowing the basics will put you way ahead of all the non-dancers out there and it's not as hard to learn as you may think. So grab a mirror and let's go!

It's no wonder Salsa dancing has such vast appeal worldwide. It is fun, passionate and sexy all-in-one. The "flavorful" look and feel of Salsa come from the natural movements of the body that stem from Afro-Cuban dancing. And the intricate turn patterns and footwork will leave onlookers in awe. You may see Salsa danced differently depending on where you are in the world. Many countries have their own way of dancing it. At DCO, we teach Salsa On2. It is prominent in New York and quickly becoming one of the leading styles danced throughout the United States, Europe and other parts of the world.

Happy, flirtatious and exuberant best describe Samba dancing. The Samba comes from Brazil and is considered the dance of celebration and joy at Carnival celebrations in Rio. Its quick rhythms and steps are danced to Brazilian musical instruments called the tamborim, chocalho, reco-reco and cabaca. The "Samba Bounce Action," gives the dance its unique look and feel. It is a gentle, rhythmic action felt through the knees and ankles that should appear effortless and carefree, without being too exaggerated. This bounce action can be difficult to master, but really adds to the overall character of the dance.

Leave your judgment behind. Women need to feel free to confidently express ourselves sexually and sensually, without ANY shame! When we dance, when we touch ourselves in ways society has deemed "inappropriate," when we let go... we feel alive. We feel on fire! So dance. Dance for your lover, for your body, for your spirit, for your mental well being, for yourself. Dance to feel youthful, fit, confident, sexy, powerful, desired, envied, feminine, pretty. Dance because it just looks and feels so damn good. So muster up your courage and strap on your heels. We'll see you on the inside.

West Coast Swing is the smoother, sexier version of the swing dance family that is danced to moderate tempo blues, contemporary music and R&B. This partner dance is fun, flirty and can adopt many nuances from other forms of dance making it a highly versatile dance form. Its basic patterns are both 6 and 8 beats, but those patterns can be varied by +/- 2 beat increments. It is characterized by a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor which allow for both partners to easily improvise steps.



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