Bachata Lessons, Part 2: A Cardio Dance Workout For Advanced Beginners (30 Minutes)


Here it is, the next level: part two of our bachata dance workout series! You’ve mastered bachata basics — you’re feeling good, you’re feeling confident. Now it’s time we take it up notch! For the next 30 minutes, we will build from your basics, creating some new challenging footwork and cool solo moves.

Make sure you do the warm up focusing on each part of your body and how they move. Keep a strong and engaged core, chest lifted and knees slightly flexed. Work your way through the video doing the best you can; remember that learning something new (especially dance) can feel awkward and silly. You are not alone — we ALL feel that way. It’s part of the process. It will get better and feel better, I promise.

Feelin’ Myself: A Bachata Dance Workout For Advanced Beginners

I challenge you to do this 30-minute dance workout at least twice a week for the month of September (three times would be even better!). Each time, get more and more into the dance. Allowing yourself to get sensual with it, move your hips and arms. Got a mirror close by? Give yourself a smile and a wink. You’ve got this!

New to bachata? Check out the bachata basics video first.

Outfit Details

Joggers: Athleta Triumph Joggers are super-comfy. They’re what I grab when I don’t feel like being squeezed by leggings (lol) but still want something formfitting enough to be able to see my leg technique when dancing or working out.

Top: I like tops that make me feel sexy, like this Athleta Elation V-Neck Crop. With Bachata dancing, low to moderate support is perfect.

Shoes: You already know, I love Fuego dance shoes. In case you missed it, I did a little review of them over on The Mom Edit’s IG.

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As always, please let me know if you have any questions or need extra help with any of these steps or body movement. If you’re doing the Bachata Dance Challenge, please tag The Mom Edit! I would love to see you dance or a post-dance selfie — definitely with that smile and wink. (;


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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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