Beat It: Learn Michael Jackson Choreography for FREE!


It’s been my lifelong dream to be in a Michael Jackson video. Ergo, my life was pretty much over in late June 2009. However, here’s a chance for me — and you, if you’re similarly awesome — to renew my purpose on this earth: Bay Area Flash Mob is putting on an MJ-themed performance June 25 (the two-year anniversary of the Gloved One’s death), and the choreography classes are under way!

Tonight’s FREE lesson is “Smooth Criminal” (yeah, that Alien Ant Farm song was a COVER, y’all). Next Tuesday’s covers “Beat It.” The following Sundays (June 12 and 19) are reviews of those bits. Since you missed the “Thriller” lessons (you bet this piece of epic spanned two weeks), watch the tutorials and catch up here. The final rehearsal is June 21. It would appear that BAFM is obsessed with the King and Princess of Pop (that latter one is Janet — Miss Jackson if you’re nasty), but this shouldn’t pose a problem for any normal human being, AM I RIGHT?

Learn Michael Jackson choreography at Bollyhood Cafe
3372 19th St. at Mission [The Mission]
Tuesdays, June 7-21, 7-9pm; Sundays, June 12-19, 12-2pm

Photo courtesy of Bay Area Flash Mob

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Sarah M. Smart was summoned into being on a distant ice cream planet through an unholy union of Two-Buck Chuck and unicorns. They sent her to Indianapolis and then the University of Missouri's School of Journalism to spread peace and big hair. Perpetually in mourning for the comma, she has worked for a variety of print media, including Indianapolis Monthly, Global Journalist, and Vox. Since moving to San Francisco for the booming dumpster-diving scene, she has been an online operative for such fine folks as , Neo-Factory, and Academy of Art University. After a day of cat-feeding, hat-making, dog-walking, vegan baking, and daydreaming about marrying rich, all she wants is a margarita as big as her face.