CaDansa & corona

What about the coronavirus in the Netherlands?

Each country has their own way of dealing with the virus. Our decisions are based on information, rules and guidelines from the government of the Netherlands. You can find the latest information and more at Rijksoverheid. Do you want to know more about CaDansa and corona? Check our special F.A.Q..

Will CaDansa 2021 happen?

Of course, we want CaDansa 2021 to go ahead. At this moment, we can’t give a definitive answer if we can make it happen. For this, we’re dependent on a lot of different things, with the most important one the guidelines of the Dutch government. Do you want to know more about CaDansa and corona? Check our special F.A.Q.

Could CaDansa be possible within those 1,5 meter boundaries?

Technically, CaDansa could be possible with the social distancing rules. But if the 1,5 meter distance were to be maintained, we could welcome far fewer dancers to our festival. In addition, many balfolk dances wouldn’t be possible, except perhaps with one fixed dance-partner. This would drastically change the atmosphere, which is very important to us, and it wouldn’t really be CaDansa that way. Do you want to know more about CaDansa and corona? Check our special F.A.Q.

CaDansa 2021

When is CaDansa 2021?

CaDansa 2021 will take place from 21 October till 24 October 2021, once again in Steenwijk. Due to the current circumstances, we’re experiencing some delays in communicating with accommodations. We’re working with them to make great deals for you to sleep in the Steenwijk area. Of course, you’re free to already rent an accommodation, but keep an eye out for better deals. As soon as we’ve got it all worked out, we’ll post them on our website and announce it on our Facebook page. We’ll announce in due time what bands will be playing.

What did we miss when there was no CaDansa 2020? Which bands would have played?

We have invited all bands and workshop teachers that would come to CaDansa this year for a next edition. So we would like to keep that a surprise!


Where will the festival be held?

CaDansa will take place in Steenwijk, at the Rabo Theatre de Meenthe.

Steenwijk? How do I get there?

Steenwijk has a train station that is connected to most big cities in The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Utrecht, Groningen). There is parking space around the theatre. You can find more information on how to get there and on transportation in the Netherlands at the page ‘How to get there‘.

How many people will be at CaDansa?

We have space for about 700 dancers and some extra for the musicians who would like to dance.


Where can I sleep?

We are still trying to make deals with accommodations in the area. As soon as this is all set in stone, you can find them all listed on our accommodations page.

Is there a special festival location to sleep, like there used to be in Duiven?

We don’t have a place like that for this moment. We are trying hard to get this organised, but we cannot guarantee we will succeed. As soon as we have more information on this topic, we will share it on this website and Facebook.

I found some place else to sleep that you didn't recommend, should I do something?

Glad to hear that you found a place to sleep! If you want to tell about it, just send en email to questions@cadansa.nl

Tickets & ticket sale

When can I buy my ticket?

The ticket sale for CaDansa 2021 will start on 22-08-2021 at 14:00 CEST. Naturally we’re doing everything we can to still make CaDansa 2021 happen, while following the guidelines of the Dutch government. The ticket sale will go on until the festival, or until we’re all sold out 😊.

For whom is the discount/reduced rate?

When you have little money to spend and the full price would be a reason to not go to the festival (for example, when you are a poor student, unemployed, just got robbed, etc), you qualify for the discount rate. You can decide this for yourself. Please keep in mind that the organisation does not make profit, all the money benefits the festival. When you are able to pay the full price, it is more than welcome! 🙂

Can I bring my kids?

Kids are very welcome! Kids younger than 14 years old can enter for free. They do have to be under supervision of an adult (18+). Children who are over 14 years of age will have to pay the full price for a ticket.

Help! I lost my ticket, what should I do?

Don’t panic, you can request your tickets easily through the website of Eventbrite.

I cannot come to CaDansa anymore. Can I get my money back?

This year, we’re working with a 30 day refund and waiting list. This way, you can ask for a refund up to 30 days before the start of the event.

I have another question about tickets, where can I find more information?

For questions about your order you can contact Eventbrite through their website. If this isn’t sufficient, you can contact us through questions@cadansa.nl.


Is it possible to join a workshop without visiting the festival?

No, it’s not possible to buy only a ticket for workshops. A day ticket gives entrance to the workshops of that day, a full festival or weekend ticket gives entrance to all workshops.


Can I buy food at the festival?

Yes, there will be food stands again, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten / lactose free options. More information on the catering will be announced at a later date.

Other questions

I’m a musician and I’d like to perform (with our band) at CaDansa, is that possible?

You can always contact us. Leave us your name and information and who knows: maybe you’ll be playing for us next CaDansa!

Can we help?

At this moment, you can’t help CaDansa (yet), but Balfolk can use a lot of help. You can do this in several ways: listen to balfolk music on Spotify, watch a livestream and/or donate to your favorite artists and organisations if you can. And let them know you’re not forgetting about them, because we need them to make CaDansa possible, also in the future 😊. We hope to see you all at CaDansa in good health!

How can I contact CaDansa?

You can reach us through e-mail or send us a message on Facebook.

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