Lessons

Castle of Dance is a dance school in Amsterdam where we teach Kizomba, Kizomba Fusion, Urban Kiz, Semba, Tarraxinha, Ladystyling, Lady Technique, High Heel Technique, Menstyling, and Afrohouse. Chamalo, Kizomba World Champion 2016, started Castle of Dance in 2016. Kizomba, traditionally an Angolan dance, made its way to Europe and all corners of the world many years ago. At Castle of Dance, we specialize in all Kizomba styles, in order to give you the best learning experience. Our goal is simple: we want to help you grow - not only as a dancer, but also as a person. That is why we have the best teachers at Castle of Dance! At Castle of Dance we don't only focus on a choreo but also on the technique. We do different exercises to work on this technique, which we put to use in a choreo at the end of every lesson. Your teachers will work with you on your style, technique, flow, energy, basics, musicality, creativity, and more! Expect lessons where you will be challenged in your dancing, combined with a lot of fun and passion!

We focus on technique rather than only moves, because with the right technique, you can create your own moves and style.

To ensure an optimal learning environment, our lessons last two hours and are always accompanied by free dancing in every lesson.

We are one of the few dance schools in the Netherlands who also focus on the origins, history, and culture of the dance.

Castle of Dance offers some of the best teachers who are trained by Chamalo (Kizomba world champion 2016).

Levels

Levels: Beginners, Improvers, Intermediate, Inter-Advanced, Advanced, and Evolutive, depending on the season. We offer the following styles: Kizomba, Kizomba Fusion, Urban Kiz, Semba, Tarraxinha, Ladystyling, Lady Technique, High Heel Technique, Menstyling, and Afrohouse, depending on the season. See our schedule for the most recent overview. At Castle of Dance, integrity is truly important. That is why only those who master the right techniques may proceed to a certain level. Unless your level has been approved by one of our teachers at Castle of Dance, your spot in a certain level cannot be guaranteed. By doing so, we keep the standards of our dance school as high as possible.

Required for new students (Improvers to Advanced): before purchasing a ticket, you have to do a level check. When you purchase a ticket without level check, the ticket will be cancelled. See our schedule to find out when you can do a level check.

What we offer

  • We offer half an hour of free dancing in between two groups for extra practicing!
  • Member of our WhatsApp groups to share info and videos with your group.
  • Waiting list for those who were not able to get a ticket.
  • Every season has practice sessions with DJ for students only!
  • You receive a €5 discount for every new female student who signs up through you.
  • You receive a €10 discount for every new male student who signs up through you.
  • Drinks and sweets during every lesson.
  • Discounts on many Kizomba parties and festivals.

Prices

At Castle of Dance we have 6 seasons per year, each season lasts 7 weeks. During every season, there will be 3 practice sessions (with DJ) for students only on Thursdays. See our (year) schedule here. All Kizomba courses are 2 hours. All other courses are 1 to 1.5 hours.

One lesson per week

Single

Beginners

€125

Improvers

€135

Intermediate

€135

Inter-Advanced

€135

Advanced

€135

Evolutive

€135

Semba

€90

Ladystyling

€75

Lady Technique

€80

Afrohouse

€75

Deluxe course

€85

One lesson per week

Couple

Beginners

€240

Improvers

€260

Intermediate

€260

Inter-Advanced

€260

Advanced

€260

Evolutive

€260

Semba

€175

Deluxe course

€160

Two lessons per week

Single Combi

Intermediate + Inter-Advanced

€200

Inter-Advanced + Advanced

€200

Two lessons per week

Couple Combi

Intermediate + Inter-Advanced

€390

Inter-Advanced + Advanced

€390

Single = one person (lady or man)
Couple = one couple (lady and man)