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Welcome to the website of folkdancegroup Drieske Nijpers!

Our group was founded in june 1967 by a few enthusiasts in a little Flemish town called Sint-Gillis-Waas (Belgium). Now, more than 50 years later, we still practice on a weekly basis. Our mission is to preserve the Flemish heritage of dances, flagwaving and folkmusic. On top of that we pass traditions, skills and knowledge to the next generation of dancers and flagwavers.

Every year we perform on several occasions in our own country, as well as in other countries. In the past we already had the pleasure to travel and perform in Slovakia, Poland, Portugal, Finland, South-Africa, Germany, Hungary, Romenia and many others.

Every 5 years, we organize our own international festival, called Drieskes Kerremes. We have had guests from all over the world and make sure they get to know the Belgian hospitality by staying in guestfamilies. The last festival was organized in 2017, which means there would be a festival in the summer of 2022. Unfortunatly, due to the global pandemic, the festival is postponed. The new dates are already known, maybe we'll see you from 26th of July until 30th of July 2023??

Want to get in touch? Contact drieskenijpers@contact.be.