Sundays Bachata Matinée in Hyde Park

  • The Latin Passion is back with amazing Sunday Bachata classes in Hyde Park, London to get ready for a busy summer that will be full of dancing and sun. We all have been waiting for the moment in which restrictions will be lifted and these classes will get us ready for that moment.

    We are still very careful. From Sunday 9th May we will be running a progressive classes  of Sensual Bachata fusion with Dominican and Modern styles for dance couples (changing partners won’t be allowed) and keeping social distance (at least 2 meters between couple and couple at all times).

     

    We will be running 2 different levels:

    Level 1:  Fundamentals: Lessons for those ones who are in their first 0 to 4 months of experience. There we will have plenty fun while learning essential concepts of Bachata dance and music.

    Prerequisites:

    • Bring your dance partner and be ready to have fun and learn!

     

    Level 2: Advanced Techniques + Cool Routines: These lessons will provide you with more advanced techniques that will allow you to lead/follow complex and faster movements while executing eye catching routines and, at the same time, we will practice styling to  make it work for you. This class will be good for intermediate to advanced level of students and the routines provided will be progressive so everyone will go us far as they can.

    Prerequisites:

    • You must be  able to lead/follow simple movements and routines while dancing either slow or fast songs
    • You must execute those movements in a safe way without putting yourself or others in risk of an injure.
    • You must know how to body-roll in a clean way
    • You must be able to execute body isolations and lead/follow them
    • You must dance on time (follow an initial time and keep it) and understand the music changes
    • You must have a balanced body position while dancing
    • You must know the main different styles of Bachata music and dance

     

    In both levels we will work on:

    • Footwork and body posture
    • Body isolation techniques
    • Leading and Following techniques
    • Sensual Bachata, plus Modern & Dominican Bachata styles
    • Timing
    • Understanding, following and playing with music and your dance partner
  • 12:45 Arrival

    13:00 – 14:00 Fundamentals Class

    14:00 – 14:05 Break

    14:05 – 15:05 Advance Techniques + Cool Routines Class

  • Tickets will be paid only in advance and through this website.

    1 Hour class for 2 people: £20.

     

  • BOOK NOW YOUR BACHATA CLASS FOR 2 PEOPLE (£20)



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    This ticket is non transferable and non refundable.
    You will be able to move your ticket to the next week class only in the event that it’s raining at the time of the class and the class has to be cancelled.

  • Dress Code: Like you would dress on a nice Sunday surrounded by good friends.

    Ladies: Long tight skirts will make it difficult for you to do several movements. Wear something that allows you to separate and move your legs without problems. We didn’t mention guys because they don’t usually wear long skirts ;p

    Shoes: We recommend flat sport shoes as we will be dancing on short grass (but still grass). We will make routines challenging for entertainment and improvement but without excessive use of turns and no spins.

  • Hyde Park. Closest underground stop: Hyde Park Corner.

  • *** Peynao, As a dance teacher and performer, has been dancing Bachata, Salsa and Latin rhythms since 2004. Peynao learned Bachata and Salsa with some of the top teachers and performers in Spain and at international congresses and was in regular lessons with great instructors as (Korke & Judith and Rodrigo Torres and Carolina González). Since he came to UK, he has been the first one representing UK in 2011 in BachataStars Europe where he got to the 4th position with his then dance partner. He also won the Latin Dance Video competition for the Premier of Street Dance 3D and is the pioneer of Sensual Bachata in the UK and a well-respected instructor, both nationally and internationally. He is currently teaching Bachata in fusion or separated in styles like Sensual, Modern, Traditional, Bachatango…
    Peynao has performed, taught and DJ in many national famous Latin dance clubs like Bachata Spice, El Grande, Bar Salsa, Motion City Festival, Sexy Latin Festival, BachataStars Europe Finals in London, Clave Latina Festival, Mambocity Congress, UKDC, and cities like Edimburgh, Nottingham, Oxford, Brighton, Cambridge, Bachata Spice International…. and has been one of the very first UK based Bachata artists traveling abroad: Dominican Republic (Bachata Paradise), Madrid Bachatea Festival in Spain, Huelva Kizombachata Festival also in Spain, Ballagan Festival in Israel, Italy, Hungary, Ireland… He also has shared stage with singers as Ephrem J and Dani J and last May 2018 was proudly judge of Greece’s Qualifying of the World Latin Championship: Euroson Latino.
    Peynao was co-organiser and introducer of BachataStars UK, organiser of BachataStars Europe Finals 2013 and co-directing the very famous bi-monthly party “Bachata Spice” and Bachata Spice UK Amateur, UK Open and International Championships, well-known to everyone in the Latin scene. Peynao has been promoting and organising events in his own right and in partnership for many major events around the country and runs different media channels like Bachata Spice or The Latin Passion.

    *** TINA

    With a background of Ballroom and Latin, Tina joined Bachata & Salsa social dance classes in 2014 getting to know Peynao 3 years ago and becoming one of his top students. Since then she has become a smooth and stylish Bachata and Salsa Dancer and has trained in lessons with most of the top Latin Dance instructors in the UK in some regular classes and Festivals. In 2018 Tina took her training to the next level when she started to master Professional level techniques and getting tips from some World instructors in Festivals in which she is already taking part as an instructor. From those instructors Tina has received great feedback remarking her Elegance and great Following Skills.