In navolging van de dansdag zwaard  op 24 april 2016 wordt er in het voorjaar van 2017 een drietal dansdagen zwaard georganiseerd.

Sword dances are a tradition of north -east England. A group of 6 or 8 people each holding a wooden sword move around to complete various figures which involve stepping over or turning under the other swords in the group. You can see an example of this on Youtube: of

Details of the sword dance days:


Openbare basisschool 'De Weesboom',
Raadhoven 3, 3813 LS Amersfoort
This primary school is about 10 minute’s  walking distance from Amersfoort Schothorst station.


Sundays: 21 January, 18 February and 22 April


10.30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Doors are open, and coffee is available from 10 o’clock


NVS members € 13,-  non-members € 16,50 per session

Tea and coffee are included


René Duijve

Musical accompaniment:

Kees Mook

Missing one of the lessons will be no problem, but you should try to attend at least two of the days.

You can register for this course by mailing René Duijve (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  The closing date is always two weeks before the day in question.

You can pay by bank transfer to account  NL04 INGB 0000 4373 21 of Volksdansvereniging NVS quoting reference  'ZWA2017'.

If you are not sure if you have the physical condition to cope with the movements needed, we suggest you discuss this with René.

You will need: dance shoes which have never been worn outdoors, and a packed lunch.