Join The Dance

The Tulip Time Festival is committed to celebrating our Dutch Heritage, our warm and inviting community and of course TULIPS! Together, we produce a world-class festival and elevate the experiences of a half million visitors each year. We invite the community to donate in support of one of our most popular events – Dutch Dance.

Dutch Dance strives to maintain cultural authenticity in the costumes worn by dancers. Each costume is modeled after period dress representing provinces of the Netherlands. Producing a Dutch Dance costume is no small feat! It can take an expert seamstress up to 15 hours to create a full costume—some with as many as eight finished pieces to complete the ensemble—at an average of $300 each costume.

We have created a fund to cover the cost for 200 Dutch Dance costumes to eliminate the cost of costuming as a barrier to participation. Your support will empower local students to Join the Dance!