The AmsterDance Beginner Course is the perfect start for new members. Besides learning 9 dance styles, you also get to know other first year members!

You can join the Beginner Course twice per year: in September and February.

Next Course

The next course starts in the week of 12 February 2024.
Please note that the Sunday group starts at the end of this week, on 18 February.

Practical Information

20 weeks, one class per week of 75 minutes
20th week finishes with the medal test.

Class Days and Times
You register for one of the groups and therefore follow one class a week. If you cannot attend a class, you can join another group that week.

– Mondays 20:30 – 21:45 – Sportcentrum VU
– Wednesdays 20:00 – 21:15 – USC Universum
– Sundays 18:00 – 19:15 – USC Universum

Dance Partner
You do not need a dance partner to join the course. Registration is per person. During the classes we will switch partners.

If you want to bring a partner, they need to register separately. Please make sure your partner registers in time before the course is full, because we do not keep spots reserved.

Classes are taught in Dutch or English based on the participants.

€80,- for members of AmsterDance (students)
€90,- for students who are not a member
€180,- for non-students
– It is possible to pay in two instalments.
Please see the general terms & conditions for all details.

About the Beginner Course

The AmsterDance Beginner Course is the perfect place for new members. In the course you will learn the basics of 9 dances. This way you immediately have a good foundation in the association and also get to know other new members. Together with you class, you follow one class per week for half a year (20 weeks). In this time you learn 7 different partner dances. In 2 of the weeks there is a dedicated guest class in a solo dance style. The course is completed with a dancing exam, where you can invite friends and family to show off what you learnt.

After the Beginner Course you have tasted various styles and enough experience to join in the other courses of AmsterDance. For ballroom dancing, you can continue with Silver. For other styles there are new courses starting every quarter (10 weeks) at a level that you can follow after the Beginner Course.

You sign up for the course individually, so you do not need a partner. The course is also open to non-members, so that every (ex-)student can try out dancing.

Partner dances: Salsa, Slow waltz, Tango (international), Quickstep, Cha cha cha, Rumba, Jive.
Solo styles differ per semester. examples are Afrodance, Urban, and Ballet.