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Location Netherlands
Status Ongoing
First iteration 3 July 2022
Organizer(s) Stichting Otterdam (Jack Newhorse & Techwolf12)
Subject Furry dance event
Resources Photos, videos, reports: Otterdance resources

Otterdance is a furry club event in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It's unusual for the region in that takes place in a regular club space, like Frolic or Club Animalz, rather than a rented hall, like the Dutch events Dutch Furdance and Furrave.

Otterdance was created by Jack Newhorse as a subsidiary of Tom Geller Productions [1]. At the end of Otterdance 3, Jack Newhorse announced that future events would be run by Stichting Otterdam[2]. The first Otterdance run by Stichting Otterdam was Otterdance 4 later that year.

Otterdance I and Otterdance 2022[edit]

Drawing of "Rotter the Otter" for Otterdance I/2022 by Brian Reynolds

About 50 people attended the first edition ("Otterdance 2022") in the Central Station space at WORM in Rotterdam on 3 July 2022. As the Otterdance 2022 website shows, the event featured DJs Pup Jaffa, Duzzled, and Lynn Drumm.

It was originally scheduled (as "Otterdance I") for 29 March 2020 but was postponed due to restrictions enacted by the Dutch government[3] in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Otterdance 2[edit]

Updated drawing of Rotter the Otter for Otterdance 2 at Roodkapje (which is the Dutch version of Little Red Riding Hood)

Otterdance 2 sold out all 150 tickets for its second event on Saturday, 21 January 2023. It was at Roodkapje, which is about 300 metres from the Rotterdam Centraal train station. As the Otterdance 2 website shows, the DJs were Gothicat, Mayk, Vegaz, and Lynn Drumm.

Otterdance 3[edit]

Illustration of Rotter the Otter for Otterdance 3 by Tuvvin

Otterdance 3 happened on 3 June 2023 at Roodkapje, 1900-0300. The event had additional space available in the venue and sold out, with 200 participants. As the Otterdance 3 website shows, the DJs were Gothicat, Menos, Mallard, Saigai, Arkifel, Tigris, and Lynn Drumm.

Otterdance 4[edit]

Illustration of mascot Rotter the Otter frolicking with 'amsterdance special mascot Dancer the Hamster. Created for Otterdance 4 by Danji Isthmus

Otterdance 4 had a change of scenery, as the event moved to Amsterdam for the first time. The move introduced an alternate name for the event, shown on the website and t-shirts: 'amsterdance. It took place on 9 December 2023 at Akhnaton, from 1900-0100 and sold out its 180 tickets (in addition to about 25 "volundiertjes").

At the end of the evening, Stichting Otterdam President Jack Newhorse announced that the organisation was given a €7.000 grant by the City of Rotterdam to produce the "Otterdam Furry Arts Festival" in Rotterdam in autumn 2024.

The event also featured a dance battle for the first time, with participants facing off in several rounds. According to the Otterdance website, the DJs were Arkifel, AlphaRacc, and Lynn Drumm.


  1. Otterdance listing on the Dutch Chamber of Commerce website
  2. Announcement by Jack Newhorse from the stage of Otterdance 3,
  3. The Netherlands cancels big events, but won’t close schools in corona clampdown (

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