• El Punto Cubano

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

    Cuban Salsa class Punto Cubano Amsterdam

    Salsa Classes

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

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    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

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

  • Cuban Salsa classes

    El Punto Cubano in Amsterdam

    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. We are a team of enthusiastic teachers and assistants, under the guidance of the very experienced Cuban teacher Angel Ford Mesa.

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

     

    Our new courses can be found in this link

     

    New courses are open now!

    Be enchanted by the magic of dancing Cuban salsa together. The dates and timetable of the new 10-week course:

     

    Monday [8 Nov to 24 Jan*]

    - 19:00 Beginner 1 | 19:00 Intermediate

    - 20:00 Beginner 2 | 20:00 Semi-advance

    - 21:00 Advance

     

    Wednesday [10 Nov to 26 Jan*]

    - 19:00 Beginner 1

    - 20:00 Beginner 2

     

    Thursday [11 Nov to 27 Jan*]

    - 19:00 Beginner 1

    - 20:00 Intermediate

     

    *Christmas holiday: 27 december 2021 until 6 January 2022

    COVID-19 Dance Protocol

    Due to the current situation around Corona, we must observe a number of rules, both for the Open Classes and the dance lessons:

    • As per 6 November, you need a Corona pass/QR code to enter the studio. We will check upon entrance your code + identification card.
    • You must register in advance for a trial lesson. Couples must also BOTH register
    • We cannot admit people who have not registered (online) for the (trial) lesson (s) to the dance school.
    • At the time of participation in the class you declare that you are in good health and that you do not suffer from Corona-related complaints such as headache, sore throat, fever, cold, nose cold, etc.
    • We use a maximum number of couples depending on the size of the rooms in which the dance takes place. You must disinfect your hands upon arrival. If you do not join with a dance partner yourself, you can still register for the classes! You will dance with someone who also did not join with a dance partner. It is possible to switch dance partners during the lessons, but this is not mandatory. The use of a mouth mask in the studio is no longer mandatory, but when the person you dance with asks to put on a mask, we ask for mutual respect.
    • We will at all times follow the regulations from the Dutch Government. It is your own responsibility to know and/or ask us about the current regulations, before you do any booking.
    Rueda de casino, cuban dance classes at Punto Cubano in Amsterdam

    Costs salsa classes

    Full courses:

    Courses consist of a series of lessons of 60 minutes for which the payment is settled prior to the start of the course. The cost of the lesson packages are:

     

    1 course: €110* per person for 10 classes on 1 fixed moment in the week (€11 per person per class)

    2 courses: €160* per person for 20 classes on 2 fixed moments in the week (€8 per person per class)

    Please contact us by email before you do your booking, to receive a double-course discount code.

     

    Separate class:

    In consultation with us, a single lesson is also possible for €13 per person per class.

    Please contact us by email if you want to do a separate class as we can open spots for you, if the leader-follower-ratio during a class allows this.
    * These prices exclude any possible student discount of 10% for full courses, upon presentation of valid proof of registration from a Dutch educational institution for the current academic year.
    Please contact us by email before you do the booking, to arrange a student discount code.

    Subscription

    If you are a beginner it is recommended to start at the beginning of a course. In order to guarantee your spot, it is advised to register prior to the start of the course as we have limited spots. You can sent an email or app to receive a payment request. Or you can register after first lesson of the course, during the Open Days, where (cash) payments take place at the venue.

    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.

  • Book your class!

    Join our Cuban salsa classes and book your classes online

    Download the Bsport app in the App Store or Google Play and create/log in with your Bsport account:

    - Book a course? - select the package you want to follow and book your 10 lessons now!

    - Join a trial class? - buy a trial lesson and select which lesson you would like to join.

     

    Cuban Salsa Courses | Monday & Wednesday & Thursday

  • Meet the team!

    We are a team of enthusiastic teachers and assistants

    Ángel Ford Mesa

    Founder & Head dance teacher

    Céline Nobel

    Dance teacher

    Renato Carter

    Dance teacher

    Karim Abbara

    Dance teacher

    Maxime Meegdes

    Assistant

    Genelva Westhout

    Assistant

    Martha Djourdjin

    Host

  • 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 us!

  • 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?

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

    Option 1: private lesson in the studio
    - On the evenings that we teach in the studio, it is possible to book private lessons
    - You book an available time slot via the reservation system

     

    Option 2: private lessons at your own location
    - Outside the evenings that we teach in the studio, it is also possible to take private lessons
    - You must arrange a location yourself (if possible, this can be done at your home)
    - Especially the availability during the day is great

     

    Prices:
    - 1 person: 60 minutes for 60 euro, 90 minutes for 90 euro
    - 2 persons: 60 minutes for 75 euro, 90 minutes for 100 euro

     

    Of course you can contact us first to discuss details and possibilities!

  • SalsaD'Cuba Party & Guantanamera Party

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

     

    DJ Edition

    During the parties of DJ AngelD'Cuba you will enjoy and dance on the best Cuban music: swinging Salsa, Son, Timba and more ...

     

    Live Band Edition
    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

    Fill in your name and e-mail to directly ask you question!

    Studio Borgerstraat
    Borgerstraat 112, Amsterdam
    Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
    19:00-22:00u
    06-33830994
  • In memory of my mother Ana Mesa Fondín

     

    A la memoria de mi madre Ana Mesa Fondín

  • Looking for the dancestudio of El Punto Cubano?

    We give classes and parties in Studio Borgerstraat in Amsterdam.

    The entrance can be found between Kinkerstraat and Borgerstraat, in the little street Kneppelhoutstraat.

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