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Bachata Dance: Theoretical Framework

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Install, interact, and learn

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021

This article is part of a collection of Python articles.

I’ll be covering the installation process for MacOS and Linux, which uses a package manager called Homebrew. If you’re not using MacOS or Linux, and/or you don’t intend to use Homebrew, I can’t help you to install Python (I give reasons further below).

Fire up your terminal

I like to use iTerm2 on MacOS. If you’re on Linux, I would suggest you use the very competent default terminal for your Linux flavor.

(TODO: link to article describing a full Emacs-keybinding MacOS that works perfectly with iTerm2.)

Install Homebrew

If you haven’t…


The most basic move in Bachata Dance

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Last updated: 15 Jun 2021

This is part of the Bachata Dance: Theoretical Framework series.

Just a quick notation introduced here:

  • Leader: the Leader is the person writing the dance moves
    (Typically the boy.)
  • Follower: the Follower is the person executing the dance moves led by the Leader
    (Typically the girl.)

The real basic Basic

The Basic is just footwork (Follower’s perspective):

  • Step right on 1
  • Close up with left foot on 2
  • Step right on 3
  • Close up and tap with left foot on 4.
  • Vice versa for counts 5 to 8.

The most basic version of the Basic travels in the Bachata…


Boy writes dance for girl, boy leads dance for girl

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Last updated: 15 Jun 2021

This is part of the Bachata Dance: Theoretical Framework series. This article builds on Bachata Dance: The Basic.

There are a few main concepts required for communication in Street Latin Dances (Salsa, Bachata, etc):

  • The Frame
  • The Lead
  • The Prep (specific to Street Dances only)
  • The Follow

The main difference between Street Latin Dances and choreographed dances is in the communication, and it’s a big difference. (This is why En Motion’s FAQ recommends starting from scratch even if you have Latin or Ballroom backround.)

Although all dances see the Leader leading (writing) the dance moves…


Speak your moves, express your dances, don’t just memorize them!

Yeah, I know that’s Salsa; it’s still the style I’ll get back to after Bachata (video: En Motion)

Last updated: 15 Jun 2021

This is the main article for my Bachata Dance blog; it serves as a Table of Contents to all my articles related to Bachata Dance. This blog is actually my dance notes and homework (analysis, synthesis).

I list out the Table of Contents upfront (background details further below):

For now, my articles will be very concise. I’m rushing to catch up (my blog) with a friend who roped me into advanced…


Straightforward radicals. They are what they seem.

“Fire” and “water” radicals. Cool art, but the radicals don’t actually mix! (www.joyyoga.com.au)

Last updated: 02 May 2021

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The very “un-knife” radical among “knife” radicals

Is that a knife? Or something else? (www.asmc.com)

Last updated: 28 Apr 2021

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The straightforward “knife” radicals

Different types of “knife” radicals (www.gearpatrol.com)

Last updated: 28 Apr 2021

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More radicals that refer to specific categories of creatures

All creatures big and small (Bejeh Rebogop)

Last updated: 18 Apr 2021

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Jon Wong

Jon writes technology tutorials, fantasy (a dream), linguistics (phonology, etymologies, Chinese), gaming (in-depth playthrough-based game reviews).

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