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.

The Join the Dance Initiative is designed to empower students to participate by creating an on-going fund to supply Dutch Costumes. With 700 dancers participating in the program each year, Tulip Time aims to fund 400 costumes for local students.

Support the Join the Dance Initiative with a gift by clicking here.