When is CaDansa 2023?
CaDansa 2023 will be happening 26 – 29 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?
The complete list with all the bands and musicians is on the program page of our website. You can even find some old favourites there!
What time is CaDansa 2023 opened?
CaDansa 2023 will be opened Thursday 26 October, 18.00 to 01.00 hr, Friday 27 October, 11.oo to 01.00 hr, Saturday 28 October, 11.00 to 02.00 hr and Sunday 29 October, 10.30 to 19.30 hr
How many people will be at CaDansa 2023?
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 opened at May 20th at 12.00 hr CEST. Tickets for the whole festival – Thursday till Sunday – will be 125 euro, for the weekend it’ll be 115 euro and you can buy daytickets as well. We also have a Fairtrade-ticket and a Discount-ticket.
Are there no Heartwarming Support-tickets this year? How can I support CaDansa financially this time?
There are indeed no HWS tickets this year. Nice that you still want to contribute extra financially to CaDansa :), we appreciate that! It’s still possible to support CaDansa. When you order a ticket, you can choose to buy a Fairtrade-ticket. With the revenue of those more expensive tickets, we can work towards a situation in which we can pay our musicians, teachers, designers and technicians more fairly. For example, we are currently unable to reimburse all travel expenses for artists, teachers or the organizing team. CaDansa also works with professionals who give CaDansa a discount on the normal rate that they can charge for commercial assignments. If the Fairtrade ticket is not possible for you, but you still want to support CaDansa, you can choose to donate a different amount of your own choice.
What does Fair Share mean?
With our Fair Share prices, you pay a fair-trade-price for your ticket. With the revenue of those more expensive tickets, we can work towards a situation in which we can pay our musicians, teachers, designers and technicians more fairly. For example, we are currently unable to reimburse all travel expenses for artists, teachers or the organizing team. CaDansa also works with professionals who give CaDansa a discount on the normal rate that they can charge for commercial assignments. If the Fairtrade ticket is not possible for you, but you still want to support CaDansa, you can choose to donate a different amount of your own choice in the Fair Share Donation.
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! 🙂
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?
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?
Can I join CaDansa as a volunteer?
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 have some locations you can book here, with CaDansa, at the same time as your ticket. We have some group accommodations and single and double rooms for 1 or 2 persons. More information is to be found at our accommodationspage.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Children and CaDansa
I have a baby, is there a place where I can feed my child?
Yes, we’ll have a place available for you to feed your child. Extra bonus: the room is close to the music workshops, so you might be accompanied by the lovely sounds of hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, accordeon or other instruments playing. CaDansa doesn’t have a fridge available for keeping milk cold, but you are allowed to bring your own coolbox for this purpose.
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+).
Is there furniture especially for kids, like chairs or beds?
No, there is no furniture especially for kids, like chairs or beds. We recommend you bring your own, or try to make other arrangements.
Can we help?
You’re always welcome to help! You can help us as a volunteer. More information about volunteering you can find on our volunteerspage. If you want, 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.
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