Bachata is a dance style originally from the Dominican Republic. It is danced throughout the world but not the same way as other dance styles.
Unlike salsa, the basic bachata steps consist of a dance with three steps in a Cuban hip movement followed by a tap involving mostly circular movements of the hip in four beats and a tempo.
The bachata dancer has knees slightly bent which allows moving the hips more easily in the basic step. The hip movement has an important role to play in the bachata basic steps and other dance moves.
The majority of dancers' movements are usually from the lower body up to their hips. Bachata artists during the partnership, the leader based on their dance skills decides whether they are performing open or closed positions adding their own distinct flair.
Bachata can look different when dancers added dance elements from other styles of dance like salsa turn patterns different from bachata's country like the Dominic Republic.
In bachata is common for the lead to use the left arm as a leading arm so the follower doesn't move in the opposite direction, the lead right arm will connect with his partner's shoulder blade.
Bachata continued to be accepted around the world by teachers and students alike.