ABOUT US

ABOUT US

OUR GOAL

Everyone has their own journey in dance. But everyone also needs a home – we want Bachata House to be yours!

ABOUT US

ABOUT BACHATA

Bachata is a fun and smooth latin dance from the Dominican Republic. It has spread rapidly across the globe.

ABOUT US

OUR TEAM

Bachata House is made up of a team of passionate bachateros.
Meet us here!

OUR GOAL

Everyone has their own journey in dance. But everyone also needs a home – we want Bachata House to be yours!

ABOUT BACHATA

Bachata is a fun and smooth latin dance from the Dominican Republic. It has spread rapidly across the globe.

MEET THE TEAM

Bachata House is made up of a team of passionate bachateros.
Meet us here!

OUR GOAL

Our goal at Bachata House is to continue spreading the love for bachata in Copenhagen through teaching everyone from new to advanced dancers in a fun and engaging way.

At Bachata House, we are proud to be true ‘bachata nerds’, training and teaching all styles of bachata, reaching from the fun & playful Traditional bachata to the smooth & artistic Sensual bachata.

With us, high quality classes are guaranteed, and you can get all the advice and inspiration that you need for your dancing, no matter what style of bachata you like or what level you are dancing at.

Everyone has their own journey in dance. But everyone also needs a home – we want Bachata House to be yours!

ABOUT BACHATA

Bachata is growing worldwide, and Denmark is no exception! Especially during the last five years, bachata has become one of the most popular Latin dances in Copenhagen, even rivalling the popular salsa.

Bachata is a Latin dance that focuses on fluidity of movement and connection between dancers and music. It is characterized by its sensual and smooth style and a close connection between the dancers, while at the same time offering a stylistic freedom of accentuated movements, styling and more.

Bachata originated in the rural neighbourhoods of the Dominican Republic where it grew out of a tumultuous shift from dictatorship, censorship, and cultural degradation. From its humble origins, it has grown to become one of the most popular Latin dances in recent years and has rapidly spread across the globe.

There are many sub-genres of bachata: Traditional, Fusion, Modern, Sensual etc. and they are all complementary to each other. At Bachata House, our starting point is the Sensual Bachata (the most popular sub-genre in Europe), but we mix with elements from all styles to get the most creative and musical dancing.

MEET THE TEAM

Bachata House is made up of a team of passionate bachateros. We love dancing and sharing our passion for the amazing bachata through teaching. We see teaching as a separate discipline; for us, it is not enough to be a good dancer to teach.

At Bachata House, we offer only the highest quality dancing & teaching.

KATINKA

Katinka has been teaching salsa and bachata since 2014, and has been an essential part in shaping the Copenhagen bachata community. She has been teaching and performing bachata all over Europe in the biggest bachata events and festivals, and in 2020 she co-founded Bachata House with Erik.

Katinka’s dancing style is characterized by smooth and sensual body movements combined with modern and creative lady styling. As an instructor, she creates a fun environment while constantly pushing her students to become the best dancers they can be.

ERIK

Erik started teaching salsa in 2014, and within a few years became one of the pioneers of bachata in Copenhagen. In addition to teaching in Copenhagen, Erik has been teaching and performing bachata all over Europe in the biggest bachata events and festivals, and in 2020 he co-founded Bachata House with Katinka.

Erik is known for his unique musicality and creativity in his dancing combined with a clear and comfortable lead. In his teaching, he focuses on giving his students both technique and creative inspiration in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

SOPHIE

Sophie has been dancing from an early age and has become a versatile dancer through her experience with many different styles from jazz and hiphop to dancehall and musical theater. In 2019, she discovered her passion for bachata and in 2023 she lived in Barcelona, learning from the best dancers and instructors in the world.

Sophie’s dance style is influenced by all the various styles from her background and she enjoys combining urban styles with elegant lines in her styling.

As an instructor, Sophie’s goal is to inspire and build confidence in her students and give them the tools to find their own style while creating a fun and safe learning space.

DANIEL

Daniel started dancing salsa in 2014 and discovered his big passion for bachata a few years after. Daniel has been teaching bachata at various workshops and schools since 2020 before joining Bachata House in 2022.

Daniel’s dance style is centered around sensual bachata with a clear and smooth lead, while he enjoys spicing his dances up with elements from traditional dominican bachata. As an instructor Daniel is focused on creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere and to quickly give the students a broad variety of simple elements to use socially rather than big complicated figures.

ALEXANDRA

With roots in Latin America, Alexandra has been dancing from a young age. In 2012, she took her first official salsa classes and four years later, she started with bachata which quickly became a passion for her. She has been training with Erik & Katinka since 2019 and has been traveling to many international bachata events, learning from the best dancers and teachers in the world. 

Alexandra has a unique dance style, adding elements of ballet and hip-hop into her bachata. Her ability to dance both as a follower and a leader furthermore gives her a rich tool box to teach students from. As a teacher, Alexandra’s goal is to share the joy she feels when dancing, while creating a safe and happy space to learn and develop

ASH

Ash started dancing kizomba in 2019 and started with bachata shortly after. He has been trained by Erik & Katinka while traveling to bachata festivals and congresses all over the world, giving him the tools to develop his own style of dancing and teaching. He has also participated in 2 competitions, achieving 1st place in Bachata King Festival 2022 in Kos, Greece and 2nd place in the Rising Stars Competition 2023 in Amsterdam with Andrea. 

Ash’s dancing is characterized by the urban spark he adds to his sensual bachata background. The result is a modern and edgy style mixed with the traditional elegance of sensual bachata. As an instructor, Ash gives his students the tools to find their own style, through a combination of technique, creativity and a safe learning space. 

ANDREA

Andrea grew up to Latin music in her home country Spain, but took her first bachata class with Erik when she moved to Denmark in 2018. In 2021, she joined Bachata House’s advanced class and has performed with Erik & Katinka’s performance team across Europe. Shortly after, she started teaching at Bachata House. Andrea has attended numerous festivals all over Europe, always looking to improve and find new inspiration, both in dancing and teaching. She has also participated in 2 competitions, achieving 1st place in Bachata King Festival 2022 in Kos, Greece and 2nd place in the Rising Stars Competition 2023 in Amsterdam with Ash. 

Andrea’s dancing is characterized by a sensual smoothness and a strong sense of musicality combined with smooth and creative lady style. As a teacher, she creates a cosy and supportive atmosphere for her students to learn and get inspired.

ADRIAN

Originally from Barcelona, Adrian was first introduced to bachata in 2014 and it has since then been a big passion for him. He is a key part of the  Danish bachata community and has many years of experience teaching and performing bachata both in Denmark and internationally (Spain, South Korea, UK, Greece).

Adrian has developed a unique fusion bachata style which includes elements from popping, reggaeton and hiphop. Expect a high degree of details and creative fusion moves during classes with Adrian –  all taught within the humoristic and energetic environment that he creates.

CHRISTINA

Christina has more than 15 years experience in learning, dancing, teaching and performing all over Europe, and has through the years developed a unique and modern style in her bachata. Before joining Bachata House, Christina taught in London where she lived for several years.

Christina is a passionate dancer and teacher and you can for sure expect a lot of happiness and fun when you learn from her!