Knowing how to dance is the mark of a true gentleman, like being good at archery and helping a sweet old lady with her homework. Take steps toward chivalry with this Groupon.
$49 for a Four-Week Salsa and Bachata Dance-Lesson Series for Two ($100 Value)
Participants learn basic dance moves and sweat out adrenaline at weekly Latin music celebration with sips of cocktails, samples of gourmet local fare, or culinary demonstrations. Tastings begin at 7 p.m., followed by a salsa lesson at 7:30 p.m. and a bachata lesson at 8:30 p.m.. Following a 10 p.m. performance from each week’s live performer, DJs spin dance beats until 2 a.m. Participants need no prior dancing experience. Dinner is available for an additional fee.
The seasoned event coordinators from Dance San Francisco and SalsaCrazy channel their experience into Taste Fridays, a weekly festival that combines bustling gourmet local fare and with infectious Latin rhythms. Each Friday night, guest mixologists or local fare vendors assemble on an outdoor patio to dole out samples of handheld fare, gourmet cocktails, or demonstrations of their craft, and performances of the pancake-flipping scene from Hamlet. While the festival’s vendor list rotates weekly, past guests include Alicia's Tamales, Rocket Fish, and The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen. After attendees eat, they filter into inside to the Café Cocomo's dance floor, where instructors lead them through the footwork of salsa and bachata, ensuring feet obey their masters without the need for obedience training. As live music from guest Latin musicians and bands fills the space, guests can mingle and dance until 2 a.m.