WTF Is Bachata? Find out on Tuesdays!

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What is bachata? Great question, my friends! We’ll talk about what I learned later. But first I must tell you that you can see for yourself Tuesdays at Bissap Baobab Village, where $8 will get you a class and the dance party after. If you decide to skip the class (recommended for the severely broke but culturally curious), just the dance social costs a mere five bucks, but avoid looking like a fool by learning the basics ahead of time:

How to Bachata Dance : How to Do Basic Partner Bachata Dance Steps

Bachata is a dance originating from the rubes of the Dominican Republic, called sexier than salsa (pearl clutch!) due to its focus on hip movements. It’s also considered easier to do than other Latin dances. Traditionally, bachata music—guitar-based, combining afro, Latin, and Caribbean elements—accompanies the dance.

What I’m trying to say here is that bachata sounds like big-sexy-educational-funtime for cheap. Go broaden your horizons, or just find someone to take home.

Noche Caribe at Bissap Baobab Village
3388 19th St. at Mission [The Mission]
Tuesdays, class at 8pm, dance social at 9pm
$8 for class and social, $5 for social only 

Photo credit: Perpetuous Dreamers

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Sarah M. Smart - Red-Light Special

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 Horoscope.com , 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.