5 years ago, on 9th December 2016, we started Croatian Bachata-boom! In autumn of 2016, we slowly started separating Bachata de Fuego from it’s mother Salsa de Fuego – with this we formed first independent Bachata school in Croatia.
Then we decided it was time to do impossible – to make first (real), independent Bachata party. And on this day in 2016 we did it! And it was amazing!
And then Bachata became popular. Other Bachata schools were opened, Bachata Sensual prevailed, and suddenly Bachata became stronger than Salsa!
We are proud that we started all this, all with our hard work, enthusiasm and love.
Altough Bachata de Fuego is a bit older (as a separate entity), we take today’s day as our Birthday, so on this day we celebrate 3 amazing things: first Bachata party in Croatia, birthday of first Bachata (and still it’s biggest) school in Croatia and start of Bachata Sensual in Zagreb!
You can check some photos from that party here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CXPu7cgqo2N/
Although five years have passed, you’ll recognise some of the faces – those from our students from our classes and workshops that now have their own Bachata schools and parties… We are glad that we first enticed them to even start dancing Bachata, later to transfer the knowledge to them, and finally to inspire them to start something on their own.