You can join the Beginner Course twice per year: in September and February. The course in September starts on Wednesday 9 September and Sunday 13 September.

The September course is full. Please leave your email address to be updated about the course in February.

Interesselijst Beginnerscursus februari 2021

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Trial Classes & Introduction Week

During the introduction weeks of the UvA and VU you can try out dancing in 20-minute workshops and 45-minute trial classes. Please register here to join one of the classes.

Please note that there are limited places available for the course because of corona. Waiting till the week before the course might mean the registrations are full already.

DateTimeLocationContent
Wed 26 August19:00 – 19:45USC UniversumBallroom
Wed 26 August20:00 – 21:30USC UniversumSalsa & Bachata
Wed 2 September19:00 – 19:45USC UniversumBallroom
Sun 6 September19:00 – 19:45USC UniversumBallroom

Practical Information

19 classes, every Wednesday and Sunday, 75 minutes
20th week finishes with a dance exam.
Time: Wednesdays 20:00 – 21:15 and Sundays 18:00 – 19:15
Location: USC Universum, Studio 2
You can enrol on your own or with a partner. Please also see the corona protocol.
Classes are taught in Dutch or English based on the participants.

Due to corona we will not switch partners during the classes. It is still possible to register individually. Please also see the corona protocol.

Prices
€70,- for student members
€80,- for students (also those studying in 2019-2020)
€160,- for non-students
– It is possible to pay in instalments.
Please see the general terms & conditions for all details.

About the Beginner Course

AmsterDance organizes weekly ballroom dance classes on Wednesday and Sunday evening in the University Sport Centre Universum (USC Universum). The course lasts 6 months and consists of 19 classes. The course is completed with a dancing exam for which you will receive a dancing diploma of level “Bronze”.

During this course you will learn 7 dances: Slow Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Cha-cha-cha, Rumba, Jive and Salsa. During the course, you are taught the basic figures of each dance and learn the techniques to dance the figures correctly. We will pay attention to the principles of leading and following, with which you and your partner learn how to dance together.

You can join with a partner or individually. Normally we switch partners during the classes, but because of corona we will ask people who registered without a partner to make fixed couples to dance the course together in the first class.