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The first announced band of 2022 Dansstage

This duo from Belgium played for the last time in 2018 at the Dansstage and we’re welcoming them back in 2022. We talking about the loved Naraginia! This duo, consisting of Toon van Mierlo and Pascal Rubens has mastered many tunes and many instruments. Their broad repertoire of sounds will never bore any dancer or listener! To get a bit into the mood you can listen to a sample here:
 
Apart from this great band we have another announcement to make. Registering for the Dansstage open up on Sunday 16 January at 1 pm. From that moment you can register for the level that you want to follow. You can also register for a place in the log cabins, apply for the first aid team or the voluntary team and report your dietary requests. Unfortunately due to the corona situation all this is uncertain untill the last moment, but hope with us that we’ll be able to host a wonderful Dansstage.

Dansstage and COVID-19

Now that we have announced the date of Dansstage 2022, we have to discuss the elephant in the room, namely COVID-19. As an organization, we hope to organize an event as we are all familiar with; choice in workshops, full dance halls with live music, communal dinner, games and being able to dance with anyone. 

Unfortunately, the COVID-19-pandemic hasn’t passed yet, meaning we’ll have to take into account any measures from the government. As an organization, we take these measures seriously and we ask for your understanding and cooperation regarding this. We also ask you to respect the personal boundaries of other participants, regardless of your own stance on the matter. We strive to organize a full Dansstage taking both safety and pleasure into consideration for everyone who wants to participate. 

Together with the university, we are working on different scenarios of how to organize the Dansstage 2022 under different potential measures. As of now, it is impossible to predict which measures will be applied, and unfortunately we might only find out shortly in advance. As soon as we have more information, we will share this with you. 

We will try our best to hold a Dansstage event in 2022, in a responsible and inclusive manner, and we count on your understanding. 

Date Balfolk Dansstage 2022

Finally it’s that time. The next Balfolk Dansstage is planned on 18,19 and 20th of March at the Vrijhof in Enschede, if the Corona situation allows it. Mark this date on your calendar en be prepared for lots of fun, nice workshops and awesome bands. In the coming weeks we’ll be providing more information and we’ll update our website. As soon as we know the coronameasures that are in place we’ll inform you. Hope to see you all at Balfolk Dansstage 2022!