Beginning Bachata (Classes run in 4 week sessions)

     Thursday August 23rd 7pm -8pm

     Thursday September 20th 7pm -8pm


1532 Taraval Street San Francisco, CA 94116 / 415.752.5658


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 "The earliest bachata was originally developed in the Dominican Republic around the early part of the 20th century, the genre mixed the pan-Latin American style called bolero with more African elements, combined with other traditional Latin-Caribbean rhythms. During much of its history, Bachata music was denigrated by the Dominican elite and associated with rural underdevelopment and crime. As recently as the 1980s, bachata was considered too vulgar, crude and musically rustic to enter mainstream music. In the 1990s, however, bachata's instrumentation changed from acoustic guitar to electric steel string. The new electric bachata (New York style) would soon become an international phenomenon, and today bachata is as popular as other Latino music and dance like salsa and merengue in many Latin American dance halls. Bachata was played by campesinos, or peasants, who would play it whenever the village gathered for a party." 

At the Pick School we will will teach you all the basics of The Bachata such as the side basic, cross step, swing step, Ladies and mans inside turn, Cuddle wrap in and exit and more...


Dance to fabulous music such as:

"Hoya en Blanco" by Monchy y Alexandra

"Set Fire to the Rain" Adele remix by DjBerGi

"Te Extrano" by Xtreme