Traditional Bachata = Instant Joy: Dance Class with Laurel


Turn on some traditional bachata music and then tell me you don’t feel good.

This music (ah, just listen to that Spanish guitar) and style of dancing brings a huge smile to my face and gives me energy. Ask any of my students, when this music plays, I start skipping and jumping around like a kid in a candy store — instant JOY!!

Cardio, Resistance Training & FUN: Dance Workout + Traditional Bachata Routine

Because of this awesome music, this dance routine is fast, high energy and tiring — aka a great dance workout! The steps are small, you’re pushing through the floor, and you have to have quick muscle activation to keep on time with music.

It’s a cardio exercise, resistance training and fun all in one! Start with the workout and tutorial video below as we learn the moves and put them together piece by piece. Then, head over to the full combo, and perform it with me to one of my most favorite traditional bachata songs, “El Verde de Tus Ojos” by Kiko Rodriguez!

Ready To Learn The Moves? Try This Cardio Dance Workout + Tutorial

If you’re not ready to put a routine together just yet, and would like a follow-along video breaking down, drilling and practicing the basic bachata moves used in this combo, check out this video first. Then, meet me back here to learn the routine to “El Verde de Tus Ojos.”

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Let’s Dance! The Full Routine To “El Verde de Tus Ojos” By Kiko Rodriguez

Here it is, the traditional bachata combo to “El Verde De Tus Ojos” by Kiko Rodriguez — a four-minute song! Use all the choreography and footwork you learned in the other video, and dance it out. Let’s do it!!!!

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I really hope you enjoy this song and dance routine. I hope it brings as much joy to your day as it does for me. It’s great for a quick energy pick-me-up and mood booster. I know we can all use a little bit of that in our lives. Keep dancing, and I’ll see you in the next video!

P.S. These pants are awesome transition pants from the studio to real world. Dance, workout and sweat in these super-comfortable and breathable pants by Athleta, and then look like a “normal” person after as you run errands, pick up the kids, walk the dog, and maybe even hit a happy hour or casual dinner.



This dance workout class is a cardio exercise, resistance training & bachata all in 1! W/ these 2 videos, get your heart pumping & learn a fun, high-energy routine. Let's go!
This dance workout class is a cardio exercise, resistance training & bachata all in 1! W/ these 2 videos, get your heart pumping & learn a fun, high-energy routine. Let's go!
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Laurel Card, based in Philadelphia, is a celebrated Latin dance instructor and the Owner and Director of Laurel Card Latin Dance. With 20+ years of experience, she specializes in Salsa, Bachata, and her - unique!! - Latin House classes, certified by DVIDA and recognized by the National Dance Council of America. Laurel brings her expertise and passion to The Mom Edit, offering dance and fitness tutorials tailored for women over 40, from bachata basics to dance workouts and weightlifting series. She fosters a welcoming atmosphere for all skill levels, emphasizing the joy and confidence movement can instill. Laurel lives outside Philadelphia with her daughter, Gia, three dogs, and a cat. Read more about Laurel (and see her class schedule) here:

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