If you spend any time on the streets or in the nightclubs of the Dominican Republic, you’ll catch a first-hand glimpse of just how important dancing is to the culture here. There’s something about the tropical air and saucy beats of the native music that get your hips swaying—regardless of whether you’re a Dominican Republican by blood or by choice.
In this video from Watch Mojo, you can take a quick lesson in the Bachata, a native Dominican Republic dance that is similar to the Salsa but much easier for beginners. The number one rule of any DR dance is to not be shy, so the more you practice, the more fun you’ll have once you finally hit the warm, sunny streets!
If you’re planning a vacation to the Dominican Republic, or if you’re considering making a permanent move, now is a good time to brush up on your dancing skills or even to take formal ballroom lessons for an elegant evening out. Although Watch Mojo isn’t located in the DR, there are several instructors in the city centers to help you find your groove.