bachata classes chicago

Our Bachata lessons will help you build your foundation so you can enjoy Bachata dancing to the max!

Your Bachata dancing journey starts here!

If you’ve been looking for Bachata classes in Chicago, your search ends here! At Mayambo, we’ve got two of the finest Bachata dancers in the city who regularly can be seen tearing up the dance floor and making new fans every time they dance.

They’ve designed a fun and thorough way for you to get started with Bachata or level up your current Bachata dancing skills.

Bachata Dance Classes


BACHATA ESSENTAILS is our the start for our Bachata students who are looking to establish their foundation.

Our Bachata essentials classes are split into THREE SESSIONS. Each session should taken at least once before you can move on something more challenging. We’ve broken down each of the essentials concepts you need to know so you can have a strong understanding of how to dance Bachata.

You can join at ANY time! Classes will alternate month to month so it doesn’t matter when you start. Each class will review foundational step before we move into the focus of the particular session. 

Bachata Essentials – 1 A

Understand how to lead and follow turns properly to build a foundation and help you explore more creative and challenging variations in the future.

Learn essential foundational Bachata footwork which is key in helping you connect to and understand the music in a deeper and more organic way.

Bachata Essentials – 1 B

Learn essential foundational Bachata footwork which will help you connect to the music to express yourself and accent different rhythms in the music.

Learn how to connect with your partner using different points of connection and hand holds. We’ll also be adding in hand tosses, drapes and more!

Bachata Essentials – 1 C

Learn essential foundational Bachata footwork which will help you connect to the music and understand the music.

Use footwork, styling and body movement in harmony to express yourself in a more artistic way. You’ll discover more ways to use your body to connect to the music and your partner.


Once your basic steps are in order, you can start to learn how to stand out.


Once you’ve made your way through Bachata essentials for all three sessions, it’s time to learn how to tap into the magic you see when two people are in the SENSUAL ESSENTIAL zone!

Learn the secrets behind the magic you see when two people are flowing in and out of seemingly complex movements with ease and interacting in a way which is passionate, intense and unforgettable. 


Bachata Teachers at Mayambo

Samantha Guerrero and Robinson Santos are two of the most admired Bachata dancers in the Chicago Latin dance scene.

Individually, they are many people’s favorite social dance partners at any given dance night in Chicago. The real treat is when you see the two of them dance together to create the sort of magic you can’t take your eyes off of.

You’d swear it was all choreographed until you realize they are just THAT CONNECTED and THAT GOOD.

The great thing is they’re both amazingly kind people and dancers who are eager to share their knowledge and passion for dance. Join them!

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