Bachata is a style of dance that accompanies the music of the same name. It orginates from the Dominican Republic.The dance is a four-step beat achieved with a walking Cuban hip motion, and a unique “pop”. The dance is performed both in open position and in closed position. Similar to Merengue, dips are not original to the dance and turns are done infrequently. The male leads the female with subtle communication using pushing and pulling on the hands to guide the direction in which to move or to hint on upcoming turns. The female may also provide communication using her left hand to indicate whether she is comfortable or not dancing in a closed position.
Originally, the Bachata was danced to express the feelings that someone has for another person. Supposedly, the more smoothly and frequency in hip movement related the amount of feelings someone had. Speaking of feelings, learning this, or any Latin dance, can be quite a romantic evening for a couple. You may be able to strengthen the bond that you have with your partner, spend more time with one another, improve your communication skills with each other (non-verbal as well), and increase the romance in your relationship.
If you want to dance for pure health benefits, well how about these great reasons: building endurance and stamina, helping with weight loss, relieving stress, releasing toxins via sweating, may help in lowering blood pressure and improving cholesterol levels, reduced heart rate over time, and strengthening bones.