Learn to Dance Bachata Online

Bachata is a fun and easy dance from the Dominican Republic that's great to dance with your friends at a party.

In this comprehensive online course, you will learn the basics of Bachata and then quickly ramp up through a series of flashy variations to keep your dancing vibrant.

What You Will Learn

    1. Welcome to Bachata!

    1. How We Teach

    2. Lead and Follow

    3. Dance Positions

    1. Music

    2. Basic

    3. Turn Footwork

    4. Follow's Outside Turn

    5. Follow's Inside Turn

    6. Turn Combinations

    7. Latin Hips

    8. Matador

    9. Cradle Promenade

    10. Behind-the-Back Hand Change

    11. Sweetheart Promenade

    12. Crossed-Hand Double Face Loop

    13. Crossed-Hand Matador

    14. Touch and Go

    15. Advanced Basics

    16. Practice with Music

    17. Sweetheart Follow's Solo

    18. Sweetheart Follow's Solo Singles

    19. Dominican Box

    20. Follow's Solo

    21. Partnered Corner Step

    22. Swing Moves in Bachata

    23. Enchufla

    24. Body Rolls

    25. Dishrag Phoenix

    26. Single Crossed-Hand Hand Toss

    27. Double Crossed-Hand Hand Toss

    28. Dishrag Hand Toss

    29. Hand Toss Tabletop

    30. Break and Hold, Pivots

    31. Matador Pretzel

About this course

  • $99.00
  • 35 lessons


Here's a preview of some of the music this course will teach you to dance to:

Your Instructors

Nick & Melissa Enge

Nick & Melissa Enge are social dance instructors at the University of Texas, where they teach hundreds of students how to dance every semester. They are known for their relaxed, fun-loving approach to dancing, which puts even the most terrified students at ease. Given that their in-person classes are always full, with a waitlist, they created this site so that anyone, anywhere can learn from them at any time, and experience the joy of dancing!

Misty Enge

Misty, Nick and Melissa's Siberian Forest Cat, is named after the early 20th century dancer Mistinguette, inventor of the Apache dance. Whenever she graces a lesson with her presence, she is always sure to steal the show.


  • What will I learn in this course?

    In this course, you'll learn the basics and many popular variations of Bachata. Whether you choose to learn to lead or follow, after taking this course, you'll have a good understanding of how to dance Bachata.

  • Why should I learn Bachata online?

    In our online classes, everyone gets the best view, instead of having to crane their neck to see what the teacher is doing. In addition, when learning online, you can watch the lessons over and over again (now, and any time in the future), as well as rewinding or slowing down the video if you need more help with a particular step.

  • Why should I learn Bachata from you?

    Unlike many other sites that offer online classes, where you might only get a quick demonstration of the steps, in the hours of detailed instruction you will receive in this course, you'll actually get a step-by-step breakdown of each variation as well as many specific tips about the finer points of leading and following them. In addition, in developing this course, we thought carefully about how to arrange the variations so that each lesson builds on what you've learned in the previous lessons, so you'll always know exactly what's going on.

  • Do I need a partner?

    No! In addition to teaching the variations in a partnered context for students who are learning with a partner, in each lesson, we virtually dance the steps with you so that even if you're learning solo, you'll have us to dance with.