• El Punto Cubano

    We offer authentic Cuban dance classes and parties for more than 20 years!

    Cuban Salsa class Punto Cubano Amsterdam

    Salsa Lesson

    Group lessons for all levels. Join soon and have fun!

    Cuban salsa party  Amsterdam

    Cuban Party

    Monthly SalsaD'Cuba Party with DJ AngelD'Cuba: classic!

    Cubaanse salsa Workshop Amsterdam

    Workshop

    You want originality? Come for a real Cuban workshop!

    Private lessons Amsterdam

    Private lesson

    Full attention for your dance skills? Book a private class!

  • Agenda 2019

    Visit our Cuban salsa party's and classes!

    Salsa D'Cuba Party Amsterdam every 2nd Saturday of the month at Volta

    New courses every September, November, February and May

    Thursday

    28-11-2019

    ESTILO HABANA

    Salsa Social Club

    STUDIO BORGERSTRAAT
    Borgerstraat 112

    Amsterdam

    22:00-00:00

    Thursday

    05-12-2019

    ESTILO HABANA

    Salsa Social Club

    STUDIO BORGERSTRAAT
    Borgerstraat 112

    Amsterdam

    22:00-00:00

    Thursday

    16-01-2020

    ESTILO HABANA

    Salsa Social Club

    STUDIO BORGERSTRAAT
    Borgerstraat 112

    Amsterdam

    22:00-00:00

  • Cuban Salsa class with Cuban teacher

    El Punto Cubano in Amsterdam Westerpark & Oud-West

    Cuban salsa dance classes at Punto Cubano in Amsterdam

    Do you fancy a Cuban salsa course?

    Everyone is welcome for the salsa courses of El Punto Cubano, to discover the real Cuban Salsa. All our lessons are always offered by a Cuban teacher.

    We start new courses every September, November, February and May

    Salsa Group Lessons & Free Dancing

    Be enchanted by the magic of dancing Cuban salsa together. The Open Open Days of (14, 18 and 19) November have just happened. But no worries: you can still join! Please contact us for more information!

     

    The lessons take place according to the schedule below:

     

    Monday @ Studio Borgerstraat

    19:00-20:00 - Beginner

    20:00-21:00 - Intermediate

    21:00-22:00 - Semi-advance

    Adres: Borgerstraat 112, A'dam Oud-West

     

    Tuesday @ Volta

    19:00-20:00 - Beginner

    20:00-21:00 - Intermediate

    21:00-22:00 - Advance

    Adres: Houtmankade 336, A'dam Westerpark

     

    Thursday @ Studio Borgerstraat

    19:00-20:00 - Beginner

    20:00-21:00 - Intermediate/Semi

    21:00-00:00 - ESTILO HABANA - Salsa Social Club

    Adres: Borgerstraat 112, A'dam Oud-West

     

    Schedule: from mid Nov 2019 until mid Feb 2020

    Christmas: mid Dec 2019 until mid Jan 2020

    Rueda de casino, cuban dance classes at Punto Cubano in Amsterdam

    Costs

    A course consist of 10 lessons of 60 minutes and costs €100,- (excl. student discount*). In consultation with us, separate class is possible for €12,- per class.

     

    * Student discount 10% upon presentation of valid proof of registration from an educational institution for the current academic year.

    Subscription

    If you are a beginner it is recommended to start at the beginning of a course. Registration and payment (cash) for a course takes place at the venue of the class, during Open Days (first lesson of the course) or the following week (second lesson).

    Structure classes & dance styles

    Each lesson starts with a relaxed and rhythmic warming up in which you get to know different (Afro) Cuban rhythms like Son, Rumba, Pilon, Chachacha, etc. Then you learn in pairs to apply the basic figures and rhythms in the dance. Thereby the pleasure in dancing is the most important. You do not have to bring a partner! At the beginners class, you will learn the basic steps and rhythms of the Cuban salsa. In the advanced class, you get to know more difficult rhythms, dance steps and elaborate figures on faster music. Improvisation, creativity and smoother exercise play a major role during these lessons. You also learn the 'Rueda de Casino' (dancing in a circle), where you change partners after each figure and that gives you a lot of dancing fun!

    Attendance

    Students who are unexpectedly unable to attend a lesson, for example due to illness, must cancel no later than 24 hours in advance. Only then do we offer the opportunity, in consultation with us and with sufficient availability of dance partners, to make up for missed lessons during the current lesson block.

  • Workshop

    Are you looking for an original and energetic activity for your wedding or company outing? Call us!

    Cuban salsa has never been so much fun!

    We provide tailor-made dance workshops. Very suitable for private parties and company outings.

     

    We would love to hear what your wishes are so that we can organize the ideal tailor-made workshop for your group.

     

    Get out of your comfort zone and book an unforgettable workshop at El Punto Cubano!

    Contact ons!

  • Private lessons

    Would you like more personal attention or to refresh your memory? Do you want to learn to dance salsa (together with your partner) for a special occasion next month?

    Take private lessons at Punto Cubano and move forward with joy and pleasure. Subscribe now!

    Details:

    - You must arrange a location yourself (if possible this can be done at your home)

    - Price is € 30 per person

    - The availability during the day is particularly high

  • SalsaD'Cuba Party

    Check the AGENDA to get the latest information on the next edition!

     

    DJ Edition

    is a party with DJ AngelD'Cuba. He will let you enjoy and dance on the best Cuban music: swinging Cuban Salsa, Son, Timba and more ...

     

    Live Band Edition
    is a Matinee with DJs and an Authentic Cuban live band. Prior to this party there is sometimes a dance workshop, mostly related to Son Cubano and other Cuban rhythms such as Danzon, Changui, Mambo and Cha-cha-cha.

  • DJ AngelDCuba

    OBBATALA AYAGUNA

    TALABI

    “Oreja no pasa cabeza”

    A DJ with concept and character

    In the music world Ángel was the founder of the traditional Cuban group CONTRATEMPO. He worked as artistic producer of the national agency of artistic tours Agencia Nacional de Giras Artisticas (ANGA). He was music producer of: Empresa de Grabaciones y Ediciones Musicales de Cuba (EGREM), LUSÁFRIKA (CapeVerdie), ChoiseMusic (Germany-Netherlands), ABDALA (Cuba), Cuban Roots (Netherlands).

     

    Ángel was one of the creators and musical-artistic director of the project of one of the most famous discotheques with live music in Cuba: "Havana Café" by Hotel Meliá Cohiba. In addition, he has performed productions around the world with the most famous Cuban orchestras: Buena Vista Social Club, Orquesta Aragon, Manolito Simonet and Trabuco, Polo Montanez, Vieja Trova Santiaguera, Proyección Sonera and Clave y Guaguancó.

     

    In more recent years Ángel developed into a professional DJ. His diverse background, extensive experience (musicologist, music producer and cultural ethnologist) and specific knowledge give him as a DJ a unique character with concept.

     

    DJ AngelD'Cuba organizes and runs regularly at his own parties in Amsterdam. In addition, he works as a professional DJ at international festivals that are organized in the Netherlands and in other countries (for example Belgium, Germany, Spain and Italy). He is known in the salsa world to combine his profession as a teacher, DJ and organizer of parties. He also plays other styles of music and knows what the dancer needs.

  • History El Punto Cubano

    Authentic Cuban dance and music school

    CUBA

    Ángel Luis Ford Mesa is from Cuba. For nine years, Ángel Luis Ford Mesa has been general director and producer of Companía Danza JAGUEY. This is one of the most acclaimed Cuban dance groups in Cuba and abroad. He also worked for 11 years as a university teacher in different Cuban universities, where he taught general art history, art and musicology. He has also been director of the Cultural Department of the University of Guantánamo. In this period Ángel did scientific research about and published about the origin of the Cuban culture, the folklore, ethnography, traditions and influences of the migrations in the wealth of Cuban music and dance. Between 1995 and 1999 he has been Senior Specialist Foreign Affairs of the Cuban Institute for Music and Tour Manager of Cuban Orchestras around the world.

     

    NETHERLANDS
    In 2000 the Cuban dance teacher Ángel Luis founded his own dance and music school in Amsterdam: Punto Cubano. He has been guest lecturer at CODARTS (www.codarts.nl) in Rotterdam, an International Conservatory, that offers high-quality art education in the field of music, dance and circus. Here he taught a cycle of theoretical and practical conferences on the history of Cuban music and dance.

    Currently he teaches Cuban dance and music styles, from changui (dance originally from Guantánamo, the birthplace of Ángel) to son, rumba and modern dance styles. Ángel is an experienced teacher, dancer and choreographer. His lessons and choreographies are based on the Cuban way of dancing: a physical expression of the vivid Cuban music. It is a harmonious and coherent blend of Cuban tradition, improvisation and creativity.

  • Pictures & Video's

    An impression of the parties and lessons

  • Contact us

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    Venue 1: Studio Borgerstraat
    Borgerstraat 112, Amsterdam
    Venue 2: Volta
    Houtmankade 336, Amsterdam
    Monday 19-00u @ Borgerstraat
    Tuesday 19-22u @ Volta
    Thursday 19-00u @ Borgerstraat
    06-41003448 / 06-33830994
  • Looking for the dance venues of El Punto Cubano?

    We give classes on two different locations in Amsterdam - in Oud-West and Westerpark

    Studio Borgerstraat/Oud-West

    Right behind the HEMA Kinkerstraat. The entrance is in the little street Kneppelhoutstraat, between Kinkerstraat and Borgerstraat.

    Volta/Westerpark

    Right in front of the entrance to Westerpark. The entrance is on the opposite side of the street, below the Volta sign.

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