CaDansa 2022

When is CaDansa 2022?

CaDansa 2022 will be happening 20 – 23 October in Steenwijk(NL). Before you book your sleeping spot: look at our accommodations page. We’ve listed a lot of places to sleep here, and even some special CaDansa deals!

What’s on the program this year?

We have invited all bands and workshop teachers that would have come to CaDansa for a next edition. You can find the complete list with all the bands and musicians on the program page of our website.

How many people will be at CaDansa 2022?

We have space for about 800 dancers and some extra for the musicians who would like to dance.


Where can I buy a ticket?

You can find all the information on tickets here on our ticket page. Ticket sale opens at the 4th of June at 14.00 hr CEST. Tickets for the whole festival – Thursday till Sunday – will be 107,50, for the weekend it’ll be 97,50 and you can buy daytickets as well.

Are there no Heartwarming Support-tickets this year? How can I support CaDansa financially this time?

Indeed, we don’t have HWS tickets this year. Thanks for your intent to support CaDansa! While ordering a ticket, you can choose to donate € 5,- or any other amount.

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. Remember 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+).

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?

Oh no, we’re gonna miss you :(. You can offer your ticket on Ticketswap, so you can make someone else happy with your ticket. It might also help to tell people on our Facebook event that you’re selling your ticket. In case all of that doesn’t work, you can contact us through questions@cadansa.nl and we’ll try to help you.

I've sold my ticket to someone else, now what?

Glad that you made it possible for someone else to come to CaDansa! You don’t have to let us know about the change. You can offer more security to the person receiving your ticket by offering to change the name on the ticket. You can do this yourself in Eventbrite. Here you can find an explanation about it.

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

For questions about your order you can contact Eventbrite through their website. For questions about the festival itself you can see whether we answered your question in the FAQ. If not, you can contact us through questions@cadansa.nl.


Where will the festival be held?

CaDansa will take place in Steenwijk, at the Rabo Theater 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 theater. You can find more information on how to get there and on transportation in the Netherlands at the page ‘How to get there‘.


Where can I sleep?

We’ve listed a lot of accommodations on our accommodations page. With some of those locations we even made a special CaDansa-deal!

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 our socials.

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


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.

Which workshops will be on the program?

We’ll have a lot of workshops to choose from. For some of them you have to register beforehand, for most of them you don’t have to register. You can find the program for workshops here.


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.

CaDansa & Covid-19

Why were CaDansa 2021 en 2020 cancelled?

There was still too much uncertainty for us to be able to make CaDansa happen in October 2020 and 2021 as you were used to: the wonderful balfolk festival full of fantastic bands, fun games, joyful encounters, hugs and dances. The risks and uncertainties surrounding possible (changing) rules for social-distancing, mask-wearing and visitor-numbers, here in the Netherlands as well as abroad, were too big for CaDansa. Continuing down this road towards October, with perhaps a cancellation later on, could have meant that CaDansa would no longer have been possible at all in the future. That is the last thing we wanted, and that is why we had to make this decision with great reluctance and sadness.

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.

Other questions

Can we help?

You’re always welcome to help! You can help us as a volunteer and/or you can support the balfolkscene in other ways than just buying a ticket. You can listen to balfolk on Spotify, watch and donate for a livestream or just give your favorite musicians and organizations a warm hug.

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!

I have valuable items such as musical instruments with me, can I store them somewhere safe?

We have a designated room available where some valuables such as musical instruments can be placed. At the festival, ask at the information stand at the entrance where your belongings can be stored.

How can I contact CaDansa?

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

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