Side to Side Steps.
We sometimes call them Electric Slide (at Filipino Potluck Parties).
Yes, it is the side-to-side steps that’s responsible for moderna, urbana and other forms of so-called bachata “evolution.”
You might be saying, “So, cool. What’s the big deal?” “What is this mess you’re talking about, Rodchata?”
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Well, let me answer that very important (daring) question, indeed...
The side-to-side steps were never part of the original structure of bachata. It wasn’t part of the classical bachata, and to even go further, it was never part of bolero, which is the main root of bachata. So what does this mean?
It means that these so-called “new styles” that evolved from the original bachata is erroneously stated or emphasized. It’s an invented lie.
There are many dance teachers in the world innovating their so-called bachata “styles” from a false base; side-to-side “traveling” steps. THERE NEVER WAS SIDE-TO-SIDE BASICS. Therefore they cannot label it as “bachata” alone.
Even if we justify there so-called evolved style to the term to “fusion”. You would still source back to the original, which means you are suppose to fuse it from the root.
We all know that in order for something to evolve, it must have an origin and a transition from something, a root, if you will. SIDE TO SIDE STEPS were not part of classical, original and even traditional bachata dancing. It might have been invented or misinterpreted by one of the tourist, who knows...
What is the original Structure?
Stationary. Box Steps, Front Steps, Back Steps, Side Steps, Forward Backward Steps. 180 Degree Turn.
Structure Analogy: It is like building a skyscraper; you’d have to lay the foundation first and then build the structure. An architect takes over when Structure is built. He can then design the building to his own liking based on the structure. Can the engineer change the structure of the building once it’s built? NO. He would have to demolish the building and start from scratch.
P.S. I am not against “moderna, Fusion, Sensual, Urbana or whatever tickle your fancy. I love all of them and beautiful to watch. But it is always good to set the record straight. It’s the right thing to do. Let’s lable them correctly so that we don't get accused of misrepresentation.
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