Bachata, a slinky partner dance from the Dominican Republic, has exploded in popularity in recent years, giving salsa a run for its money and earning dedicated dance nights around town. The Granada was one of the first, and remains arguably the hottest. This isn't your grandparents' bachata: young adherents at the club infuse the dance with fancy footwork and even elements of hip hop for a modern/urban twist. Guys sport jeans and sneaks, while the ladies can get away with tight dresses and stilettos since the turns involved aren't too treacherous. Even beginners will find bachata accessible—and addictive.
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