"We are passionate about Bachata dancing!"

We want to share our passion for Bachata with you. was founded under the idea that true Bachateros should have more influence on the Bachata dance scene rather than promoters jumping on the Bachata bandwagon. Our mission is to raise the standards of the Bachata dance scene. We promote Bachata nightclubs that are catered specifically for Bachata dancers. We also provide world-class Bachata instruction. We want you to love dancing Bachata as much as we do!

Earl De Vera

"The guy with the red headband"

Earl De Vera grew up as an athlete rather than a dancer. That all changed when a mentor advised him, "All men should learn to partner dance." He followed that advice and started learning Salsa from Espie Hernandez in 2007. Intrigued by Bachata, he decided to also learn the sensual dance from Espie. Earl then discovered Bernard Martinez and his dance school, DanceSport California and continued his dance training with them. In 2009, Earl was invited to join Bernard's semi-professional dance team, Mambo Caliente. Having developed a passion for Bachata, Earl was driven to create the community known as SoCal Bachata. After working behind the scenes to grow the local Bachata scene, he decided to make a more direct impact by teaching Bachata in 2011. He is still a current member of Mambo Caliente and continues his dance training under the direction of Bernard.