The guidelines regarding events in the Netherlands are valid until September 1st, why is CaDansa cancelled anyway?
It is still very uncertain what our dancing community will look like after September 1st. It is to be expected that the social-distancing-rule of 1,5 meter will still be in force. In the Netherlands, there is an exception for couple dancing/competition dancing, but this unfortunately excludes a lot of balfolk dancing. These measures make it difficult for us to organise CaDansa the way you are used to.
Moreover, we don’t know what the situation and rules will be in other countries, making it uncertain whether musicians, dancers and teachers from abroad could come to CaDansa. In addition, we need to consider the risk that musicians and teachers would have to cancel at the last minute if they have Corona related symptoms. Taking everything into account, organising CaDansa in these circumstances won’t be possible.
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.
I would like to support CaDansa, is that possible and how?
CaDansa is a festival that runs entirely on volunteers: the money we collect, directly goes to the musicians, teachers and the hall rental. We also invest in our website, we pay our illustrator Maartje de Goede and there are some other costs.
That money comes from ticket sales and merchandise like our CaDansa shirts (and sometimes grants). We’re looking into the option of selling some merchandise online, but it isn’t certain that will be possible. Now that CaDansa 2020 is canceled, any support is welcome (including moral support only!). If you want to support us financially, there is the possibility to donate: please check our donation page.
Supporting our musicians is also very appreciated: you can do this by listening to their music on Spotify, watching their live streams and other performances, and of course by buying their CDs.
When is CaDansa 2021?
We’re working with the venue to finalize a date for 2021 and we’ll let you know as soon as possible when the next edition will be held. Of course we’ll announce in due time what bands will be playing and when you can buy a ticket.
Can I support you by already buying a ticket for 2021?
Although we would appreciate the gesture, this is not yet possible. We have not yet finalised our agreements with the location, musicians and teachers for example. As a result, there is still too much uncertainty about the ticket prices for the next edition. Therefore we can’t sell tickets yet. There is always the possibility to donate, if you want to support us.
How about a different format: for example an online CaDansa?
An online event can’t be compared to the real festival: the live music, the atmosphere, and last but not least the dancers, we simply cannot recreate this online. We have therefore decided not to organise an online CaDansa. That doesn’t mean you should miss balfolk: there are plenty of other (online) balls and activities which you can attend.
What are we missing now that there is 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!
I’ve already booked a place to sleep voor CaDansa 2020: what about that?
If you’ve booked through a CaDansadeal, you can find more information on this page If you booked somewhere else, we advise you to contact the accommodation about cancelling. And of course, you are free to still go on holiday in Steenwijk! 😉 Will you send us a picture if you do?
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.
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