Salsa Tipica

The name Salsa Tipica means ‘typical salsa’. Everyone has his own way of moving, whether it is walking, running or dancing.

At Salsa Tipica we have developed our own typical style of dancing. Keywords are: technique, styling, humor, passion, musicality and rhythm. We also have our own style of teaching.

Technique and styling are very important to us, but a good atmosphere during classes is even more important. You will learn great moves, flashy shines and an elegant styling. But adding your own typical style will make you really having fun on the dance floor. Your own Tipica!

Femke Hermens

Femke is a well known name in the salsa scene. She has participated in numerous national and international competitions. Her shows stand out for creativity, her own style en professionality. In her classes the detailed explanation makes your moves look professional and stylish.

She is two-time Dutch champions (2005 & 2008) and second place winners in 2006 and 2007. She also came in 4th at the European Salsa Championships in 2007. She has participated twice in the World Salsa Championships and her  highest ranking was 11th.

Congresses & shows

Femke was regularly invited at national and international salsa events and congresses to perform and give workshops. Her creativity and unique style are widely appreciated. She has performed in countries such as Puerto Rico, USA, Suriname, Curaçao, the UK and Ireland. Femke choreographed her own shows and group routines. She also trained other couples and teams for competing and performing shows.



In 2011 she won a Lifetime Salsa Achievement Award for her inspiration to dancers all around the country and making salsa more professional in the Netherlands.



Femke was born in Nijmegen. After an intensive career in sports Femke became an aerobic instructor. Street dance was her specialty. Very soon she started dancing professionally in nightclubs, became a choreographer and even went on tour with different music groups.

Femke came in touch with salsa through her parents who started dancing in 1992. Soon she started to assist in classes. She even started to travel to Utrecht to improve her dancing skills and styling. Her passion for salsa increased by the day and now she finds it’s a great way to express herself. Her main goal is to share her knowledge of salsa with as many people as possible at Salsa Tipica.