The swinging South

Marloes Tervoort, Thursday, July 16, 2015 , 261 Views

I am not a die-hard dance enthusiast. Even so I have visited my share of dance shows over the years, ranging from classical to modern. I like to try new things. I remember attending a dance show all about death - by a group whose name I shall not mention - which left my friend and I severely depressed. We felt we should do better than that, so lighter modern dance is more suitable for me.

De Nederlandse Dansdagen or Dutch Dance Festival, which is always held in the first weekend of October, offers a highly varied programme with dance performances from groups throughout Holland, such as Introdans, Scapino Ballet and Het Nationale Ballet. Dance styles vary from classical to urban dance. The festival draws the in crowd: real dance lovers and professionals. And because a critical audience has high expectations, this festival offers a high quality dance experience that regular dance enthusiasts can enjoy as well.

Should you reach your ‘personal dance quota’ during the course of the festival, you can always turn to the excellent shopping districts in Maastricht. For a selection of lovely and original shops, explore the city centre, for example Stokstraat, Minckelerstraat and Hoogbrugstraat. You could also go for a bite to eat in one of Maastricht’s many excellent restaurants, such as Toine Hermsen or Beluga. Don’t forget to return to the festival for some great parties and after-parties, where DJs put on a great show. You can even take to the dance floor…if you dare, that is!

Restaurant Toine Hermsen: Sint Bernardusstraat 2-4, Maastricht
Restaurant Beluga: Plein 1992 12, Maastricht

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