Rueda Exchange Festival

Rueda Exchange Festival

LAfrique is proud to host the 2023 Rueda Exchange Festival on June 24 and 25 2023!

This 2-day 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.

After a full day of workshops and socializing we end with a party with DJ Rafi, demo's and animations.

On Sunday we continue the fun with 3 rounds of 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 28 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 like:

Ernesto Betancourt
Jochem 't Hoen & Adrienne d'Aulnis
Knut Leiss
Maria Puertas Formigo & Katie Catling
Michel Vigo
Niels van Aacken & Anna Jansen
Nikola Medic
Paulo Duarte Pires
Pentcho Bodegom & Monique Zwinkels
Robin Schuttel & Mariëlla

... and more to be announced!


Detailed program will be available soon.


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

On Saturday we party with dj Rafi, the best Salsa Cubana dj in the Netherlands and beyond.

On Sunday we have a matinee with Septeto Trio los Dos and dj Rafi!


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 19th.
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.


First 25  Leader & Follower tickets: 55 / 90 Euro (day/weekend)
Next 25 Leader & Follower tickets: 60/100 Euro (day/weekend)
Last 25  Leader & Follower tickets: 65/110 Euro (day/weekend)

Buy your tickets now!