New Session Starts on Monday, August 2nd at 7:00 p.m.!

If you want to learn how to dance Bachata, we’ve got the program for you. Learn to dance the right way from the beginning.

Our BACHATA ESSENTIALS programs takes students from total newbies to seasoned social dancers with a proven system that covers all of the bases an aspiring Bachata dancer needs to know!

The best way to learn how to dance Bachata is to follow a surefire method of success.

Bachata Footwork at Mayambo

Footwork

Students learn to develop their timing and technique and begin the process of developing their personal style. Special attention is paid to the building blocks of Bachata so that beginning dancers develop a strong foundation.

Bachata Body Movement at Mayambo

Body Movement

Learn to develop and understand of your body’s mechanics so that you can execute movements with natural rhythm and expression. Body movement is a crucial foundation students require in order to not only complete a step, but to truly dance while doing a step.

Bachata Partnerwork

Partnerwork

Bachata partner dancing is unique is it’s expression. Competent dancers learn to connect to the rhythm of the music and the connection of their partner. Learn how to express as well as connect to the music and your dance partner.

Our Bachata ESSENTIALS program will help you connect to the music and your partner

2 Teachers

Our one-of-a-kind essentials classes offer our students the opportunity to work with 2 amazing teachers who can help them work through their dance challenges and improve their skills!

Equal Attention To Leads And Follows

We spend ample time making sure both leads and follows understand their specific techniques to ensure they have success at the studio and on the social dance floor.

Bachata 360

Students will experience all of the important elements of dancing Bachata. Expect to understand more about essentials which every great Bachata dancer has mastered.

Bachata Essentials Benefits

Meet Your Instructors

Samantha Guerrero - Mayambo
Samantha Guerrero

In 2001 Sam joined the Local Motions Performing Arts organization as a ballet dancer and soon branched into many different genres, finding a love for Latin dance.

She started her journey learning Salsa On1 and Bachata in 2011 and recently competed at the 2020 World Salsa Summit with Phyzeke’s Lady Allstars taking second place. She has a passion for teaching and she is dedicated to growing the Chicago dance scene.

Robinson Santos - Mayambo
Robinson Santos

Robinson started his dance journey early in his childhood as he trained in Mexican Folkloric dance. As an adult, Robinson has been actively involved in the Chicago Latin dance community for for the past eight years in a variety on roles.

He has been on stage and performed with such teams as Chicago Touch, Salsa Touch, Nueva Ola semi pro, Shines Touch, Bachata Allstars, Cumbia Allstars, La Fuerza Advanced and La Fuerza Chicago Kingsmen. Robinson is a former director of Sensual Touch Chicago sharing his gift and knowledge of dance with others.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bachata FAQs
What Safety Measure Are In Place During Class?

We’re constantly following the CDC guidelines for the appropriate measures to take during class. As of July 2021, mask wearing for vaccinated students in optional. We still ask that unvaccinated people wear masks during class. We also provide ample amounts of hand sanitizer for our clients.

Do I Need A Partner?

No! You’re welcome to come to class and enjoy meeting new friends and dance partners at our studio. We do our best to make sure numbers are even and that you spend most of your time dancing and having fun!

What Kind Of Shoes Do I Wear

As long as you are comfortable and are wearing shoes that do not have a sticky bottom, you should be fine. We always recommend dance shoes, but street shoes with some give and appropriate as well.

What If I Miss A Class?

As a boutique studio, we offer a smaller amount of specialized classes. As such, we don’t have options to do a make up at the beginner level. We ask our students to plan ahead to make sure they can attend each class in the 4 week session. We do offer a credit for ONE CLASS if you happen to miss and we apply that to your next session by way of a custom coupon on your purchase.

At this time, we only allow 8 leads and 8 follows in every session. We do this ensure class balance and so that each student receives ample attention. Our main priority is helping students progress in their Bachata dancing development.

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