Rueda Exchange Festival

June 21-23 2024 - Rueda Exchange Festival

LAfrique is proud to host the International Rueda Exchange Festival starting on June 21 and ending on Sunday 23 2024!

Rueda Exchange Festival

This 3-day international festival is for Salsa Cubana dancers, Rueda enthusiasts and Rueda dance groups. The purpose of this event is to mingle with other Rueda dancers, learn new figures, exchange patterns, participate in workshops from known Rueda instructors and just have fun.

The festival starts on Friday afternoon with dinner, 2 rounds of 4 workshops and a 3 dance area pre Party with dj El Guapo, dj Virgil, dj Shamir, dj Ellen, dj Waeil and show by Osbanis and Anneta.

On Saturday we continue with 4 rounds of 4 workshops, socializing, dinner and end with a smashing party with DJ Rafi, animations and Rueda shows.

On Sunday we continue the fun with 3 rounds of 4 workshops and end with a matinee with demos, dj Rafi, live music by Septeto Trio Los Dos and a BBQ!

Demos and shows

Join with your Rueda group and give a demo or show! On Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon you can take the spotlight and dazzle the audience with your cool moves! Contact us for more details.

Practical information

!! No sharp heels allowed !!
Akoesticum is very proud of its pristine wooden floors. Please leave your sharp heels at home. Heels with a surface above 3x3cm are fine.


Nieuwe Kazernelaan 2 – D42
6711 JC Ede
5 minutes Walking from train station Ede - Wageningen
Free parking behind Akoesticum


During the festival there are 32 workshops to choose from! At every time slot there are workshops at four different levels: open level, beginner, intermediate and advanced. All workshops are given by enthusiastic Salsa Cubana / Rueda dancers

✨ Ernesto Betancourt πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί
✨ Jochem 't Hoen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Adrienne d'Aulnis πŸ‡³πŸ‡±
✨ Knut Leiss πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
✨ Maria Puertas Formigo πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Katie Catling πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
✨ Michel Vigo πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί Nadya Toncheva πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬
✨ Niels van Aacken πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Anna Jansen πŸ‡³πŸ‡±
✨ Osbanis Tejeda πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί Anneta Kepka πŸ‡΅πŸ‡±
✨ Paulo Duarte Pires πŸ‡³πŸ‡±
✨ Pentcho Bodegom πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Monique πŸ‡³πŸ‡±
✨ Robin πŸ‡³πŸ‡± MariΓ«lla πŸ‡³πŸ‡±
✨ Sam Soekhram πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡·
✨ Wim "El Guapo" πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ

Friday - Salsa/Bachata instructors
✨ AndrΓ© Arends - Watapana πŸ‡³πŸ‡±
✨ Shamir & Lieveke - Bachata Passion πŸ‡³πŸ‡±


No time for workshops? Come to the parties and/or matinee!

🎧 DJ Rafi (Salsa Cubana)
🎧 DJ El Guapo (Salsa Cubana)
🎧 DJ Virgil (Salsa & Bachata)
🎧 DJ Shamir (Salsa & Bachata)
🎧 DJ Ellen (Kizomba & Semba)
🎧 DJ Waeil (Kizomba & Semba)

🎺 Septeto Trio Los Dos 🎻

β˜‘οΈ Friday - SBK Pre Party
21:30 3 dance area Pre Party
Area 1 dj El Guapo (100% Salsa Cubana) with show by Osbanis and Anneta
Area 2 dj Virgil and dj Shamir (Salsa LA/on2 & Bachata)
Area 3 dj Ellen and dj Waeil (Kizomba)

β˜‘οΈ Saturday - Salsa Cubana Party - 1 dance area
20:00 Workshop by Osbanis and Anneta
21:00 Party with dj Rafi, rueda shows & animations!

β˜‘οΈ Sunday - Salsa Cubana Matinee - 1 dance area
15:00 Matinee with live music from Septeto Trio los Dos, dj Rafi and Rueda demos!


18:00 Dinner
19:30 Workshops - 2 x 4 workshops
21:30 Party area 1 - Salsa Cubana with dj El Guapo & show by Osbanis and Anneta
21:30 Party area 2 - Salsa and Bachata with dj Virgil and dj Shamir, show by Watapana
21:30 Party area 3 - Kizomba with dj Ellen and dj Waeil
02:00 Hasta maΓ±ana

12:00 Lunch
13:00 Workshops 2 x 4 workshops
15:00 Social break
16:00 Workshops 2 x 4 workshops
18:00 Dinner break
20:00 Workshop by Osbanis and Anneta
21:00 100% Salsa Cubana Party with dj Rafi, Rueda show and animations
02:00 Hasta maΓ±ana

11:00 Workshops 2 x 4 workshops
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Workshops 1 x 4 workshops
15:00 Salsa and Son Matinee with dj Rafi and Septeto Trio Los Dos
16:30 Rueda demos
18:30 BBQ
21:00 Te veo el prΓ³ximo aΓ±o / See you next year!


During the festival there are 6 showers available to freshen up. Bring a towel and a clean shirt and dance all day long!

Please note: There is no restaurant at Akoesticum and it is not allowed to eat your own food.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner vouchers can be bought till Monday June 17th.
Food vouchers can't be bought at the festival.
Please let us know about any diet wishes, restrictions or allergies.

Breakfast is included in the sleepover price.

Lunch buffet
On Saturday and Sunday there is a Lunch Buffet. Buy your vouchers in our web shop.

On Saturday we serve a varied dinner buffet, with vegetarian and vegan options.
On Sunday we end the festival with a BBQ.
Buy your dinner vouchers in our web shop.

There are several rooms available at Akoesticum for you to sleep over. You can choose between a private bedroom (with 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 beds) or a shared bedroom. All bedrooms come with a private toilet and en suite bathrooms. You will be provided with bed linen upon arrival to make your own bed. Towels and breakfast are included.


Buy your tickets at

From 21/6 till 23/6 door prices


  • Workshops and Party: 35 Euro online (discount code REF24_DESQUENTO)
  • Party only: 10 Euro online (discount code REF24_DESQUENTO)


  • Workshops and Party: SOLD OUT!
  • Party only: 15 Euro online (discount code REF24_DESQUENTO)


  • Workshops and Matinee: 65 Euro online (discount code REF24_DESQUENTO)
  • Matinee Dancer: 15 Euro online (discount code REF24_DESQUENTO)
  • Matinee Spectator tickets: 10 Euro (children <12 are free)