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Rodchata – Your Bachata Teacher

Posted in bachata, Dance, merengue, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2016 by rodchata

Rodney Rodchata Aquino, an international instructor, has 19 yrs of dance experience, including world competition judge and promoter. He has taught Bachata Dancing in 43 countries totalling 260 cities in the world including the Dominican Republic. He is ranked the 2nd most influential bachatero in the world by Dance Planet Daily (
You can read his intimate interview here @ pose
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Bachata Dance Classes in SF East Bay – Every Wednesday

Posted in bachata, Dance, merengue, salsa with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2010 by rodchata

Learn Bachata Dancing from a pioneer teacher, promoter and choreographer, Rodney Rodchata Aquino


7:30pm – Bachata Fundamentals and Structural Movements

8:30pm – Bachata Intermediate

Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave, Emeryville, CA

(For Private Lessons, contact him –

Who is Rodchata?

A top organizer of bachata festivals all over the world  (total of 9 Bachata Festivals) and with over 160,000 subscribers in his newsletter and over 30,000 friends combined in myspace, twitter, tribe and facebook, Rodney Rodchata Aquino is a popular Latin Dance instructor, promoter and lecturer in the world. He is sought by dance promoters all over the world for his unique dance teaching method. He was the first man in history to ever organize the very 1st international bachata festival in USA.

Solely responsible for revolutionizing bachata dance in USA, RODCHATA, as bachateros intimately calls him, has been in the Latin Dance scene for over 16 years and is considered the foremost authority in the bachata dance, both Dominican and Modern styles. He recently launched his much awaited dance DVD line up, Latin Dance Stimulus, a 5-volume of dance instructional DVDs of bachata, salsa and merengue.

A certified instructor, his dance background includes Latin International Ballroom, salsa (on1, on2 mambo, and Cuban son, Casino), cumbia, chachacha, merengue and bachata. His first encounter of the bachata dance was in the New York area in the 90’s. He embarked himself into dancing bachata and studying the culture and since revolutionized bachata dancing in USA and the world.

He is the founder of the (Salsagang), a dance website that revolutionized salsa dancing in the Bay Area. He also founded, and that produces successful events such as Annual Reno Intl Bachata Convention, Annual San Francisco Bachata International FestivalHawaii Bachata Vacation and all over the world. Since creating, he had the opportunity to teach the Latin Dance at big events all over Europe, Asia, Australia, USA and beyond. Aside from teaching all over the world, he also teaches regular bachata and salsa classes all over the San Francisco Bay Area.

Rodchata has MA in Counseling Psychology and is presently a PhD student. He is also certified Personal Fitness Trainer and holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in the Martial Arts. His experience in the Martial Arts for 20 years and his background in Fitness Training plays a vital role on his effectiveness as a dance teacher.

You can obtain more information regarding his dance classes, workshops and events or for Booking, email him –

Rodchata’s Bachata in Action

Posted in bachata, Dance, merengue, salsa with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2009 by rodchata

Salsa: Rodchata and Lili

Posted in Dance, salsa with tags , , , , on February 6, 2009 by rodchata

Clip of Rodchata Teaching Bachata Workshop

Posted in bachata, Dance with tags , , , on August 3, 2008 by rodchata

Check for Rodchata Workshops