BalDamn! 2024

Amsterdam is meant for balboa! With wonderful teachers and a stunning venue. We are happy to introduce the incredible fast and furious feet of Andreas Olsson & Olga MarinaBlake Thiessen Grace Babbes, Mickey Fortanasce & Natalia Rueda. Be ready for inspirational and fun classes in 3 levels, a unofficial pre-party on Thursday night, and 3 parties on Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday late afternoon. We are really excited to be back. You too? Stay updated via this page and the Facebook Event

When: 23 – 25 February  2024

Venue: Kompaszaal, KNSM-laan 311, Amsterdam


Beginner +/Intermediate: You can dance most basics (single time and double time basic, lollies, paddles, out & ins, throw out/come around). You would like to broaden your vocabulary and get more technical/musical about your dancing. This group will be ELEF, as we think that the best dancers are the ones that understand what their partner needs by experiencing it and in Balboa that is even more imprints due to the close connection.
Intermediate/advanced: You dance balboa regularly, you go to classes or participated in international workshops. You know your basics, can dance easily to different tempo’s, you have a palet of steps but you like to expand your vocabulary, be more musical and refine your technical skills.

Advanced/Advanced +: You are looking for a real challenge! You improvise easily and create your own things in the dance. You have a good knowledge of the music and like challenges from more complex rhythms and dynamics in the connection with your partner and the music. 

Please reach out privately to Teodora Kasabova (Whatsapp:  +31653577930)


    • Full pass Int/Adv or Adv/Adv+: Euro 195 (8 hours of classes plus 4 parties)
    • Full pass Beg/Int: EUR 165
    • Party pass: Euro 75 (4 parties)
    • Single party: Euro 35 Friday, EUR 35 Saturday or EUR 25 Sunday


Our venue offers delicious food which is always praised by festival visitors! All food options are vegan, gluten free requirement can be taken into account. MENU TBA.

    • Lunch pack : Euro 20 (2X lunch sat/sun)
    • Single dinner: Euro 16
    • Full food package: Euro 60 (2 lunches + 3 dinners)


Schedule and location

The schedule will be announced closer to the date of the event

All the lessons and parties will be in the historic building of the Kompaszaal. This beautiful ballroom dating from 1956, was once created as the first class arrival and departure terminal for ship passengers travelling from Amsterdam overseas with the Koninklijke Nederlandse Stoom Maatschappij. Read more about its history here.


Accommodation and transport

Since we are just a small team organizing this special weekend, we don’t offer hosting. But do feel free to ask and offer hosting on the Facebook event page. And dear Amsterdam dancers, if you have room for some cool & sophisticated dancers please say so too, you can add to all the magic and enjoy some good company and eternal gratitude!

Amsterdam is a very popular city, so reserving a hotel should be done well in advance. Prices are much cheaper outside the city center.

We recommend StayOkay OOST Hostel (20 min walk from our venue, 10 bike ride), and we managed to provide our participants a DISCOUNT on booking that hostel! You can use the KZHOUSING keyword and get 10% off the price! If you already booked the accommodation, you can still re-book and use the code! Also lots of places available through AirBnB.

And you can get here by:

Public transportation

All venues are reachable by public transportation, check and Google Maps for details.


Parking in Amsterdam City Center is all awfully expensive, prices differ per neighbourhood and time, check parkeren in Amsterdam. Parking in the neighbourhood of the venue costs EUR 4.50 an hour, but you can also buy a day ticket, so please check the options.


Rental bikes are everywhere in the city, see for example A-bike