FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: I am confused about which pass to buy. Can you help me?
Bachatero/Bachatera Pass: All Bachata workshops on Friday and Saturday and all 4 parties (with preparty workshops)
Full Pass: everything that Bachatero Pass includes + Dancers Bootcamp
Dancers Bootcamp: only the Dancers Bootcamp on Sunday, no parties, no Bachata workshops
Gatica Bootcamp: Women Movement Bootcamp with Gatica on Saturday. Does not include any other workshops or parties.
Party Pass: All 4 parties, including preparty workshops.
Q: Is Gatica Bootcamp already included in my Full Pass?
A: No, Gatica Bootcamp is not included in any of the passes. It can be purchased separately.
Q: Where is the event happening? I see many locations.
A: The event is taking place all around Berlin, all of them central. We use 3 main locations.
1. Tanzschule Bebop (main venue): Bachata Workshops and Parties on Friday and Saturday
2. SODA Club: Parties on Thursday and Sunday
3. YogaSky: Dancers Bootcamp on Sunday
Q: Where can I book accomodations? Any tips or deals for hotels?
A: We recommend Holiday Inn East Side Gallery or Hampton Hilton and other hotels at Mercedes Benz Platz. These are all within walking distance to main venue. IndustriePalast is more suitable for budget travelers.
In general, anything inside the ring line (Berlin Public Transport BVG AB Zone) would work. Districts Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg are ideal for reaching Bebop and YogaSKY whereas Prenzlauer Berg or Mitte is better for Thursday and Sunday parties. All our locations are reachable within 20 minutes, unless you are staying at West Berlin.
Unfortunately, we do not offer any discounts for hotels.
Q: Are preparty workshops included in the Party Pass?
Q: I can make it only on Saturday. Do you offer day passes?
A: Yes, day passes will be released one month before the event.
Q: Are you going to sell passes at the door?
A: No, we will probably be sold out until then although you can buy party tickets for each party at the door.
Q: Can I purchase tickets for the parties only? How much do they cost?
A: Yes, individual party tickets can be purchased at the door. All party tickets include preparty workshops.
THURSDAY: 7 €/ 6 € with Soda Club Card (both include 3 € drink coupon for entry after 20:15)
FRIDAY: 15 €
SATURDAY: 20 €
SUNDAY: 7 €/ 6 € with Soda Club Card (both include 3 € drink coupon for entry after 20:15)
Q: I want to see who is teaching when. Do you have a detailed workshop plan?
A: Workshop plan will be announced within 4-6 weeks before the event. First workshop on Friday starts at 15:00. Registration opens at 14:00.
Q: When and where can I check in and collect my wristband? How does the check in process look like?
A: When you purchase your pass online, you will receive an e-mail from Eventbrite with your pass in it. You need to show this at the registration desk to get your wristband.
Registration desk will be open from 14:00 on Friday at Bebop and will stay open during workshops and parties.
Registration desk for Dancers Bootcamp will be open at YogaSKY on Sunday from 10:00.
For entrance into parties at Soda Club, all valid passholders will receive an e-ticket that they will have to show at entrance into the club. There will not be any registrations possible at SODA Club.
Q: Can I volunteer?
A: Yes, you can but the applications are closed unfortunately. Hope that you can jump in next year!
Q: I cannot attend the event anymore. Can I get a refund?
A: No, refunds are not possible. This is clearly stated during the purchase. However, you can sell your ticket to someone else and make a name change free of cost. Contact us if that is the case.
Q: Can I change the owner of my pass?
A: Yes, this can be done free of cost. Please get in touch if that is the case.
Q: Am I allowed to bring food and drinks to the event venue?
A: You are not allowed to bring any drinks to Bebop or SODA Club, INCLUDING WATER. This strictly applies to parties as well as workshops. This is part of our agreement with the event venue and we need your support to be able to host this event at these amazing venues. There will be a bar available at each venue with a wide variety of drinks for reasonable prices.
We will do a bag check at the entrance and ask you to leave your drink in a box, from which you can pick it up later before you leave. If you are caught consuming your own drink, we will have to ask you to leave the venue. ADICTO: The Bachata Experience reserves the rights to deny entry to any participant without further notice.
You may bring food or snacks to the workshops, unless it does not disturb other participants. If you are hungry, there are many affordable food options within walking distance to all the venues.
Q: Is there a cloakroom at the venues?
A: Bebop and SODA has cloakrooms that you can use free of cost. SODA Club charges 1 € per large item like bags, purses, etc. YogaSKY has changing rooms and small hangers where you can hang your jackets.
Q: Is there a dresscode for the parties?
FRIDAY: DOMINICAN FLAG
Q: Can I take a private class with the artists?
A: Yes, some of our artists offer private classes depending on their availability. Please contact us and we will arrange the details for you.
Q: Where can I get the latest updates and short term changes about the event?
A: Follow us on FB or Instagram @adictobachata. We will also post updates on the event page on FB.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS THAT ARE NOT LISTED HERE? CONTACT US ON FB OR INSTAGRAM @ADICTOBACHATA!