• El Punto Cubano

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

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    Salsa Classes

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

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    Cuban Parties

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

    Cubaanse salsa Workshop Amsterdam


    You want originality? Come for a real Cuban workshop!

    Private lessons

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

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    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 multiple times a year new 10-week courses. Mostly every Sep, Nov, Feb/Mar and May/Jun.


    Next course starts on Monday 21, Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 November 2022!

    Schedule courses

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


    Monday - 5 Sep t/m 7 Nov

    - 19:00 Cuban Salsa Level 1 (Beginner)

    - 19:00 Cuban Salsa Level 2 (Intermediate)


    - 20:00 Cuban Salsa Level 3 (Semi-advance)

    - 20:00 Cuban Salsa Level 4 (Advance)


    - 21:00 Cuban Salsa Level 5 (Advance+)


    Wednesday - 7 Sep t/m 9 Nov

    - 19:00 Cuban Salsa Level 1 (Beginner)

    - 19:00 Cuban Salsa Level 3/4 (Semi-)Advance


    - 20:00 NEW: Introduction Bachata (Beginner, 6 weken)


    Thursday - 8 Sept t/m 10 Nov

    - 19:00 Cuban Salsa Level 1 (Beginner)

    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.


    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. All classes can be booked through the booking system Bsport (more information can be found here).

    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!


    Students who are unable to attend a lesson, should cancel the class reservation in their Bsport account. When this is done 24 hours in advance, the credit of that class will remain. In consultation with us through email, and with sufficient availability of dance partners, we do our best to plan a catch-up class. If this is not possible in the same course periode, credit cannot be taken to a next period.

  • Book your tickets now!

    SCHEDULE COURSE (Sept-Nov 2022) 


    5 sept t/m 7 nov

    - 19:00 Level 1 (Beginner)

    - 19:00 Level 2 (Intermediate)


    - 20:00 Level 3 (Semi-advance)

    - 20:00 Level 4 (Advance)


    - 21:00 Level 5 (Advance+)


    6 sept t/m 9 nov

    - 19:00 Level 1 (Beginner)

    - 19:00 Level 2 (Intermediate)


    - 20:00 NEW! Introduction Bachata Course 6 weeks (Beginner)

    - 20:00 Level 3 (Semi-advance)


    - 21:00 Level 4 (Advance)



    7 sept t/m 10 nov

    - 19:00 Level 1 (Beginner 1)


    - 20:00 Level 2 (Intermediate)


    Choose one of the lesson packages below that you want to participate in:

    - Option 1: 10 classes on 1 fixed moment per week (110 euro)

    - Option 2: 20 classes on 2 fixed moments per week (160 euro, use discount code "220voor160sept")


    Step 1. Go to Bsport

    though the website, use LOGIN button, or download the Bsport app in the App Store or Google Play

    Step 2. Make a personal account

    NOTE: if your email is yet in our system, press "forgotten password" and add a new password

    Step 3. Purchase the right ticket(s)

    We have multi-week courses, but also separate class tickets. After you purchased the right ticket(s) add all classes you wish to attent

    Step 4. Book your classes

    With the right ticket you still need to add the class(es) that you want to join to your Bsport agenda!

  • Agenda

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  • Meet the team!

    We are a team of enthusiastic teachers, assistants & hosts

    Ángel Ford Mesa

    Founder & Head dance teacher

    Céline Nobel

    General producer & dance teacher

    Maxime Meegdes

    Dance teacher

    Renato Carter

    Dance teacher

    Karim Abbara

    Dance teacher

    Genelva Westhout


    Edith Hernandez Aguilera


    Kim Verhoeven


    Martha Djourdjin


    Giacomo Ugolini


  • 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


    - 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



    “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


    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.


    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.

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    Studio Borgerstraat
    Borgerstraat 112, Amsterdam
    Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Looking for the dancestudio or party venue?

    We give classes in Studio Borgerstraat (Amsterdam) and parties on external location(s)

    Studio Borgerstraat @ Amsterdam - Main venue dance classes

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

    Upper East @ Amstelveen - External party venue

    This spacious venue can be found on the Student Campus Uilenstede in Amstelveen, next to the border of Amsterdam

  • In memory of my mother Ana Mesa Fondín


    A la memoria de mi madre Ana Mesa Fondín

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