Hi! We are Robin & Ischa and we are your teamcaptains during the NTDS and ETDS!
ETDS/NTDS: what is it?
ETDS is the abbreviation for ‘European Tournament for Dancing Students’. This tournament is organized twice a year and student dancing organizations from all over Europe will participate. And if that isn’t enough, there is also a national tournament, held once a year, called the NTDS (Nederlands Toernooi voor Dansende Studenten). During this tournament, you will dance against and with students from all the other Dutch associations, our so-called ’zusjes’.
The NTDS and ETDS are tournaments, but the main reason to come along is because of the nice and welcoming atmosphere. You’ll get to meet lots of new, interesting people who love to dance too! People who already participated once during the NTDS or ETDS can confirm: it is just a lot of fun!
The actual tournament part takes place during the day. One day you will dance standard and the other day latin. A number of professional adjudicators will divide all the dancing couples in their corresponding categories during the first round of dancing. After this first round you will be on the dance floor with multiple couples who have approximately the same level of dancing qualities as you do. The adjudicators will then decide each round who will advance to the next round. After multiple rounds, only 6 couples will be left to dance in the finals at the end of the day to become winners within their own category.
After you danced your socks off during the tournament part, it is time to dance some more. The parties on Saturday & Sunday are the perfect opportunity to meet other dancing students, make new friends and even learn some new moves! Every tournament there is a different theme (think: ‘Saturday morning cartoons’, ‘Festival of the Future’ and even ‘Black light district’) and everyone dresses up accordingly. The party lasts almost the whole night and we can tell from experience it is amazing!
Don’t have a partner ?
Have no worry, on Friday evening there is a “Blind date evening” where you can find one ! This is a lot of fun as you get to dance with people from all over the Netherlands / Europe. You will go through several rounds of dancing with as many people as possible and can then sign up with your new-found partner for Standard, Latin or both 😉
Want to join us?
We would love for you to join our Leidance team! We will put messages on facebook, WhatsApp, and website when we receive more information about a next NTDS or ETDS, so watch those closely. And if you have any questions, just send us an e-mail:
We would love to see you at a next NTDS or ETDS!
|NTDS||2023, March 3 - 5||Groningen||Jumanji|
|ETDS||2023, May 26 - 29||Amsterdam||The black light district|