The authentic bachata dance is the original way of dancing bachata, originating from the Dominican Republic where the music was born. The original, slow style in the '60s was danced only closed, like the bolero, often in a close embrace. The bachata basic steps involving moving within a small square (side, side, forward and side, side, back) are inspired from the bolero steps but is an evolved version of those including a tap and also syncopation (steps in between the beats) depending on the dynamics of the music being played. The hand placement will vary with the dancers position which can be very close to semi close to open.
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