Salsa Events Amsterdam

Monthly salsa social

Oropuro hosts a monthly Salsa social called La Salsoteca. This event has quickly become a favourite in Amsterdam! The social takes place on the first Saturday of each month. You can expect great music, a welcoming atmosphere and free parking at the door.


Saturday 6 July (Dj Asmadi)

Saturday 3 August

Event Details:

20:00 – 21:00 | Free Pre-Party Class (Mambo On2 Footwork)

21:00 – 01:30 | Salsa Social

Check our Facebook page for event details.

try out week

A few times per year, we host a Try Out Week where you can attend our classes for a discounted price. The next Try Out week takes place 8 – 10 July 2024, follow us on social media to stay updated and see the schedule here on our website. 

Not sure which classes are right for you? Drop us an email, we’ll be glad to help. 

hand Technique & connection

Saturday 20 July | 13:00 – 16:00

Discover the game-changing secrets of hand technique, developed at Oropuro Dance Community.
When dancing Salsa, our hands are tools of communication and connection. During this three hour intensive, you will explore specific hand techniques that enhance your lead/follow experience.
Complimentary principles such as “grounding” and “framing” will be incorporated into this intensive. Leads and follows will collaborate to discover new sensations and possibilities in partnering!
Good hand technique will transform your dancing, so don’t miss this unique event.
Tickets Here
Single pass €39
Couple’s Pass €70

Past Events

The art of following

Saturday 11 May 2024 | 13:00 – 16:00

A unique learning experience, specifically for FOLLOWS!

What to expect?

  • Explore core principles of following technique
  • Enhance your social dancing experience
  • Gain confidence and knowledge through guided exercises
  • Enjoy a holistic approach to Salsa dancing
  • Ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask!

Who is this event for?

Dancers of any gender who assume the FOLLOW role in Salsa dancing and who are already social dancing. *A solid knowledge of fundamental turns and footwork is required.

The workshop will be taught On2 however the Art of Following principles can apply across many styles of Salsa, therefore On1 dancers are welcome to join!

Who will teach the workshop? Kai Pretorius is a dancer, teacher and somatic practitioner. She takes a holistic approach to dance, wherein the body’s natural intuition is key.

Salsa lab. samuel Funflow

Oropuro welcomes Samuel FunFlow to Amsterdam for a unique, 3 hour SALSA LAB.

Samuel (Spain) is a Salsanamá World Champion, known internationally for his creativity and musicality. His fresh approach to social dancing and unique style have made big waves in the Salsa scene! Don’t miss the chance to learn from this wonderful artist.
SALSA LAB. breakdown
– 90mins solo work (musicality & creativity)
– 90mins partnerwork (application of techniques)
* Salsa On2 (Recommended level: Intermediate)
Saturday 9 March | 12:00 – 15:00

Tickets €45 per person

Salsanama Champion Samuel FunFlow

cha cha cha intensive

Saturday 25 November, Oropuro brings you a 3 hour Cha Cha Cha intensive focussed on partnerwork for social dancing (sign up here.) Cha Cha Cha is a sophisticated dance that will elevate your skill and musicality! Don’t be left standing alone when the Dj plays an irresistible Cha Cha Cha track…
Minimum Level Requirement:
– Intermediate + (Salsa/Mambo On2)
– Basic Cha Cha Cha experience is a plus
– Fundamental footwork for turn patterns
– Partnerwork combination
– Supervised social dancing plus Q&A
Oropuro Dance Community
Theemsweg 38, Amsterdam
Cha Cha Cha is alive and thriving at Oropuro Dance Community!
Cha Cha Cha intensive

"Switch on2" intensive

Saturday 29th April 2023
Learn the WHAT, HOW & WHY of Mambo On2 from experts of the style!

Who is this intensive for?

  • On1 dancers with Intermediate+ experience
  • On2 dancers who want to revise On2 fundamentals
  • Dancers curious about our style & teaching methods
  • You will have an advantage if you attended part one of this intensive in March
Event details:
Saturday 29th April 2023
13:00 – 15:00
Theemsweg 38, Amsterdam (free parking)
€30.- per person
*No partner required
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Secrets of hand technique

Hands = Connection
Rodolfo Navarrete has developed an effective hand technique, combining principles of martial arts with Mambo dancing. He will share his secrets with you during this three week mini-course in July!
– Exercises to improve hand awareness, mobility and dexterity
– Detailed explanations of hand technique for LEADS and FOLOWS
– Individual attention and correction
– Creative combinations utilising smooth grip switch
This HAND TECHNIQUE will change the way you dance.
Who is this course for?
This hand technique applies to both Salsa On1 and Mambo On2, however the course will be taught On2.
We advise at least 6 months of consistent Salsa experience for this course.
LEADS and FOLLOWS are welcome. 
Wednesday 13 July (19:30 – 20:30)
Wednesday 20 July (19:30 – 20:30)
Wednesday 27 July (19:30 – 20:30)
€15 per class or €40 full course
Hands Technique Event

Cha cha cha partnerwork
in june

  • Wednesday 8 June (19:00 – 20:30)
  • Wednesday 15 June (19:00 – 20:30)
  • Wednesday 22 June (19:00 – 20:30)


€20 per class or €50 if you sign up for all three! (Discount will be added at checkout)

Intermediate+ experience dancing On2 is required and a solid Cha Cha Cha basic is an advantage.

Don’t sit out the Cha Cha Cha songs at parties; learn the fundamental turn patterns and elevate your social dancing!

Cha Cha Partnerwork

The On2 Experience -
Women's Edition

SUNDAY 13 MARCH 12:00 – 17:00

An event for women who dance Salsa / Mambo On2

  • 3 Professional Teachers
  • 3 Workshops
  • Group Q&A Session
  • Sushi
€35 per person including sushi and drinks

Intermediate level of salsa (on2) experience is advised

Women's On2 Event