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 2 workshops, dinner and a pre Party.

On Saturday we continue with 4 rounds of workshops, socializing, dinner and end with a smashing 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 30 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
Jochem 't Hoen & Adrienne d'Aulnis
Maria Puertas Formigo & Katie Catling
Michel Vigo
Niels van Aacken & Anna Jansen
Pentcho Bodegom & Monique Zwinkels

More to be announced!


To be announced


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

Friday - Pre Party
22:00 Party
02:00 Hasta mañana

Saturday - Party with dj Rafi, the best Salsa Cubana dj in the Netherlands and beyond.
20:00 Mini Workshop
20:30 Party with rueda shows and animations
22:00 Rueda shows
01:00 Hasta Manana!

On Sunday we have a matinee with Rueda demo's, Septeto Trio los Dos and dj Rafi!
15:00 Matinee with dj Rafi and Septeto Trio Los Dos
16:30 Rueda demos
18:30 Hora de Comer / See you next time!


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.


Online from January 2024 till 19/6/2024