Havana Estudio > Salsa Division > Bachata Dance Classes

Bachata Dance Classes

Learn how to dance Bachata from the founder of Bachata in Malaysia. Sam has been teaching Bachata since 2004. He will teach you all the basics, and as you progress to higher levels, we will focus less on steps and turns but more on good body movement. Your social dancing will never be the same! Essential for all social dancers...

Requires Salsa / social dance experience, or permission of Instructor (please see below).

Class fees are RM240 for 8 weeks. Credit or Paypal payments available.

For Bachata intakes with more than once a week classes, choose from either a week night or week end class. Every week, the two classes mirror each other, so if you can't make one, contact us, and we'll arrange for you to attend the other class so you won't miss your once a week classes!

Most people come in after-work clothes, workout outfits, or just as they are. As is with our Salsa classes, we always recommend proper dance shoes because you'll develop proper dance technique and most importantly: you'll look amazing!

Until you get your dance shoes, please: no slippers, crocs, sticky bottoms, or dancing with bare feet / socks. Please talk to your instructor.

Students or Alum of Havana Estudio are given the privilege of free use of our studio, with our lovely air-conditioning and our music player during our open hours. Just show up with a few of your class mates, other students, or Alum of our school. Enjoy the music, practice your moves, and have fun!

Join us at our month-end Salsa Social (studio parties) which will play 2 Bachata songs every 30 minutes. We try to get all students from Bachata and Salsa classes to come and practice their moves, get to know other students, and have a good time dancing. It's all very social-social... Check out a list of Salsa Clubs in the Klang Valley, and see you on the dance floor!

Bachata Level 1 - Classic Bachata

Requires Salsa experience or permission of Instructor.

Learn cool Bachata moves to dance at Salsa dance parties, by the beach, or with your dance partner! We teach the "Classic" style open-position Bachata style without closed connection to give newcomers a quick way to learn moves, and a progression over time to work on good Bachata body movement in preparation for Level 2 closed-contact / Fusion Bachata.

The first class will break away from traditional Salsa turn patterns and focus on body movement, and giving your partner "feeling" before stepping. Bachata is amazing when danced with feeling first, and patterns later (different than spin-characteristic of Salsa).

While we do require some basic Salsa experience to join this class, Classic-style Bachata is easily danced with anyone and is very social-social! As is with our Salsa classes, we will be changing partners so you can improve your lead and follow skills.

Bachata Level 2 - Fusion Bachata

Requires completion of Bachata Level 1 or permission of Instructor. We build on your basics with some beautiful turn patterns, some basic dips or tricks, and continue to work on good Bachata body especially important in closed-contact Sensual Bachata as well as more Classic Bachata for Salsa dancers.

Bachata Level 3 - Dominican Bachata

Requires completion of Bachata Level 2 or permission of Instructor. A minimum of at least 1 year of Bachata dancing strongly recommended. Dancers who can confidently dance Bachata will learn some basic Dominican style, which will include syncopated steps, musicality, and a very energetic style of dancing!

Bachata Intermediate

Requires completion of Level 2 or permission of Instructor. At least 1/2 year of Bachata dancing strongly recommended. Not for the weak-kneed or faint-hearted, we teach a variety of Bachata moves that will really complete your night of Salsa dancing. Social dance experience and good Bachata body movement is essential. You will learn how to dance from your centre to create movement, how to dance with your partner with feeling, and most importantly ... to the music!

Bachata Classes

Bachata Basic (Open)
(Will Be Launched Soon)
RM240* for 8 classes. Absolutely no dance experience required, partners optional, we will require changing partners in class.


Salsa at HESD
Bachata Beginner (By Intake)
Our next intake starts either:
13/Sep Sat 4-5pm (Sam)


RM240* for 8 classes. Requires Salsa experience.


Bachata Intermediate (Open)
on-going classes:
Wed 9:00-10:00pm

RM240* for 8 classes. Bachata experience and social dancing strongly recommended.


Contact Sam 012-280-6969. Any changes in schedule will be notified by instructor(s).

Open Hours: Tue-Thu 7pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 2-6pm. Address: 56A Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur.


* RM50 cash for 1 drop-in class, RM240 cash for 8 classeson class day, RM40 discount if fully paid before class day, other discounts, packages, and terms available.

Open = Anyone can join, with or without experience. Self assessment strongly advised. You can always talk to the instructor before joining.

By Intake = Anyone can join but must start on a specific start date of Class i.e. Class #1. After which, instructor has discretion to admit students after required class(es).

Private = By instructor permission only. Requires specific pre-requisites to be met. Always better to discuss one-on-one, please contact us.

Salsa Classes

Salsa Beginner 1 (By Intake)
our next intake starts either:
7/Sep Sun 3-4pm (Raj)
or 9/Sep Tue 9-10pm (Emily)

RM240* for 8 classes.

Salsa B2, Imp1, Imp2 (Closed)

Salsa Intermediate (Open)
on-going classes either:
Sun 4:00-5:30pm
or Tue 9:00-10:30pm

RM240* for 8 classes.

Salsa at HESDRueda Intermediate (Open)

on-going class:
Thu 8-9pm

RM240* for 8 classes.

For Students Only

Salsa B2 (Closed)
3/Sep Wed 8pm
or 6/Sep Sat 4pm

Salsa Imp1 (Closed)
1/Oct Wed 9pm

Salsa Imp2 (Closed)
17/Sep Wed 8pm,
5/Oct Sun 3pm,


New Chacha "Beginner" Class

To Be Announced

Salsa Int1 recommended

Contact Us (Salsa)

Sam 012-280-6969
Emily 012-305-8503
Raj 012-369-6790

Dom 013-361-9999

Studio Info (Salsa)

56A Jalan Datuk Sulaiman,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

Tue-Thu 7pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 2-6pm