We still owe you the solution to our (pretty hard!) puzzle. If you looked at our website, you might have already found your missing bands in our main stage program. It’s time to reveal that our mice, in fact, dance on the table when the cat’s away 💃.

And, the last piece of design for now: our poster 🐭. You will see it at Balfolk events soon! We hope to see you all at CaDansa this year, to dance without a care in the world 🧡.

Find the bands!

30 May 2022

Our brains are a bit fuzzy, and we completely forgot the names of the bands playing at CaDansa 2022 😱. Luckily, we still have the clues to find out the names (and we’ve filled in the special characters). Can you find all the bands before our ticket sale starts on Saturday?

Good news: we have a date!

15 December 2021

Despite the fact that the past year has been a bit quiet when it comes to live balfolk dancing and playing – we don’t need to explain the reason anymore – that does not mean that we have been sitting on our hands at CaDansa, on the contrary!  Preparations for the new edition are in full swing and the first meetings with the team have already been completed. And we have the first important announcement: we have a confirmed date for 2022!

Mark in your calendar
We will celebrate CaDansa 2022 with you on Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 October, at the well-known location in Steenwijk.

Accommodations
Now that we have a date, you can already look for a place to sleep for you and all your dancing friends. We are busy making some great deals for overnight stays in or near Steenwijk with CaDansa, but that’s not set in stone yet. You can always book now, but if you want to book a sleeping spot with a discount, we advise you to wait until the deals are made.

And now, to the planning
For the die-hard timetable-enthusiasts: the program is not yet known. We’re fast, but not that fast  😊 And, maybe more important: we like to keep that a surprise for you! Half the fun is the anticipation, isn’t it? We are already bouncing with enthusiasm, we hope you are too.

Until the next!
For now, we wish you very happy holidays and a beautiful 2022. We hope to see you all again in October for a dance, or two, or a hundred…!

CaDansa 2022 op komst
Photo by Orkfotografie

Oh no, not again! That’s what we’ve been thinking these past few months. Unfortunately, the decision we all feared has been made: same as in 2020, there will be no CaDansa this year. There is still too much uncertainty for us to be able to make CaDansa happen in October the way you know it: a wonderful balfolk festival full of fantastic bands, fun games, joyful encounters, hugs and dances.

The risks and uncertainties surrounding possible (ever changing) rules for social-distancing, mask-wearing and visitor-numbers, here in the Netherlands as well as abroad, are currently too big for CaDansa. Continuing on this road towards October, with perhaps a cancellation later on, could mean that CaDansa would no longer be possible at all in the future. That is the last thing we want and that is why we had to make this decision with great reluctance and sadness. We would’ve loved to join you on the dancefloor in De Meenthe. Yet we do not give up, we keep courage and we continue to organize. Of course we hope with all our hearts that we will be back at full strength in 2022 and then set up a smashing ninth edition, with the most beautiful music and finest dances, like you’ve come to expect from CaDansa. We hope to see you all at the next edition and we’ll be happy to dance a dance (or two, or five, or twenty or a hundred) with you. Until we dance again! Yet we do not give up, we keep courage and we continue to organize.

Program 2021

You already know Trio Baladins would have come to perform this year. Who the other artists & the workshop teachers would have been, we will keep a secret from you for a while. We might try and ask them for a next edition 😉.

Donate and support

Although CaDansa will not take place this year, we’ve been working around the clock to try to make it happen. Plenty of things have already been set in motion. This is of course not free of charge. For example, we still have the costs of our website, storage and insurance. That is why we now have the opportunity to donate again, if you want to support us and make the next CaDansa possible. When we have covered this year’s costs, we will close the donation again. After all, CaDansa remains a non-profit festival and it wouldn’t feel right for us to make a profit. Check our donation page for more information.

Until the next CaDansa!

Of course we assume that we will be back at full strength in 2022 and then set up a smashing ninth edition, with the most beautiful music and finest dances, like you’ve come to expect from CaDansa. We hope to see you all at the next edition and we’ll be happy to dance a dance (or two, or five, or twenty or a hundred) with you. Until we dance again!

CaDansa 2021 update

16 June 2021

We know: Covid-19 is so last year and we are all done with it. Fortunately, there are some positive developments in the Netherlands and we are hopeful that we can organise CaDansa 2021 for you after all. This is not yet 100 percent certain. We have to adhere to the rules of the Dutch government in this regard.

It is therefore still unclear for us how exactly CaDansa 2021 will be like. This still depends on the Covid-19 rules in October in the Netherlands and abroad – after all, people come to CaDansa from all over Europe. It now seems like the festival is possible without the mandatory 1,5 meters away from one another, as long as everyone tests negative for Covid-19 before (and possibly during) the festival.

Not all of the regulations are completely clear yet, such as whether people who have already been vaccinated do not need to be tested, which tests are allowed and how we can facilitate this as an organisation. If a negative corona-test is mandatory in October, we cannot make any exceptions.

And yet: with this we can dance like it’s 2019 again, give each other hugs and have a relatively low-risk festival together.

The CaDansa team has not stopped working on this years edition and is already busy with the preparations. For now, we will of course also keep an eye on the developments around Covid-19 for you and we will regularly update you about the current measures. An FAQ page has been set up for questions and updates about Covid-19. Do you still have questions? Don’t worry, you can always contact us!

Do you want to know more about CaDansa? You can read about it in our latest newsletter!

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