Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 MEASURES

Last updated: 21-06-2021 – 12:30 PM   

As soon as the Dutch government announces new measures or eases down the restrictions, this page will be updated with the latest developments.

The Dutch government has announced that from Saturday the 26th of June inside events are allowed to take place. Events can have a 100% capacity when visitors show a corona entry ticket at the entrance.

There are 3 ways to get a corona entry ticket:

1. Negative test result

A negative test result of less than 40 hours before the event.

2. Vaccination

Fully vaccinated, with a vaccine that has been approved by the European Medicines Agency

3. Proof of recovery

Proof that you have recovered from corona less than 6 months ago.

You can show these 3 corona entry tickets through the CoronaCheck app.

Don’t forget to check the measures in your own country concerning travelling to The Netherlands as well!

Tests

Q: Do I need to get tested to go to the battles, shows or workshops?

A: To go to the battles, shows or workshops you need to show a corona entry ticket at the entrance. There are three ways to get a corona entry ticket: by testing, full vaccination or a corona proof of recovery. You can get a test for free (maximum of 40 hours before the event) through testenvoortoegang.nl. You will need to show your corona entry ticket in the CoronaCheck-app. Check out the website of the Dutch government for more information. With these measures Summer Dance Forever follows the guidelines of the Duth government.

Q: Am I allowed to use a self-test to show a negative result?

A: At this moment there are three ways to get a corona entry ticket and a self-test is not one of those ways. Check out the website of the Dutch government for more information.

Q: Will you be offering (free) self-tests or rapid antigen tests?

A: No, we do not offer tests. You can make a free test appointment through testenvoortoegang.nl. International visitors can get tested for free as well through this website. Keep in mind that the test has to take place within a maximum of 40 hours before the event. Besides testing, being fully vaccinated or having proof of recovery is allowed too.

Q: For how long will my negative test result be valid?

A: Your negative test result can not be older than 40 hours to use it as a corona entry ticket for events.

Q: Do I need to get tested on multiple moments?

A: The test result is valid for 40 hours. If you’re attending multiple activities of our program within that time, you can use the same negative test result.

Q: How do I need to show my negative test result?

A: You can download your negative test result in the CoronaCheck app. The QR code in the app can be scanned at the entrance. 

Q: Do I still have to get tested if I am (fully) vaccinated?

A: Being fully vaccinated is one of the three ways to get a corona entry ticket. A condition is that you are vaccinated with a vaccine that has been approved by the European Medicines Agency. You can show your full vaccination in the CoronaCheck-app.

Q: Where can I get tested?

A: You can schedule a free test appointment at one of the test locations near you via the www.testenvoortoegang.nl website. Start here to schedule an appointment. Please note: a test via the GGD or a negative self-test is not a valid ticket. A test must be booked via www.testenvoortoegang.nl.

Q: How much does it cost to get a test?

A: The costs of testing for entry is currently covered by the Dutch government. This means there is no cost to you as a visitor.

Q: Where can I find my test result?

A: You will receive the results by e-mail within an hour of taking the corona test. You will find a unique code in the email. Download the CoronaCheck app and use this code to convert your negative test result into a digital coronatoegangsbewijs QR code.

Traveling to The Netherlands

Q: If I am coming from a foreign country, do I need to have a negative PCR test to travel to The Netherlands?

A: This depends on the country where you’re from. Check this website of the Dutch government for more information. If you’re coming from a high risk country from out of the EU, there’s an EU entry ban

Q: If I am coming from a foreign country, does that mean I have to go in quarantine?

A: This depends on the country where you’re from. Check this website of the Dutch government for the measures per country. If you’re coming from a high risk country from out of the EU, there’s an EU entry ban. For some countries there is also a quarantine rule.

Tickets

Q: What happens to my ticket if at the last minute it appears that I have corona, have to wait for the results of a coronatest or am in quarantine for another reason?

A: If you have corona, have to wait for the results of a coronatest or are in quarantine for another reason, you unfortunately can’t attend the event. You can’t swap your tickets or get your money back.

Q: What happens to my ticket if The Netherlands tighten their measures leading to me not being able to come?

A: When there’s an entry ban for your country, you unfortunately can’t come. You can’t return your ticket or get a refund.

Q: What happens to my ticket if the measures in my country get tightened which means that I have to go in quarantine by return?

A: When you can travel to The Netherlands, but there’s a quarantine obligation when you’re traveling back, you can take this into account. We encourage everyone to stick to the regulations in The Netherlands and in your own country. If you decide not to come, it’s not possible to return your ticket or get a refund.

Q: What happens to my ticket if the Dutch government tightens the measures which causes Summer Dance Forever to not follow through as planned?

A: There are three possibilities: the validity of your ticket will be moved to next year, you can get a voucher or you can get your money back.

Q: Can I sell my ticket to someone else if I can’t attend the event anymore?

A: We always advise against resale. We can’t guarantee that the resold ticket will give access to the event. In addition to that, we can’t give the person that buys your ticket any updates on the last regulations of the government.

Q: Can I buy a ticket at the door or only online?

A: Currently it seems that we can only sell online tickets, due to the regulations of the Dutch government. If this changes, you can read it on this page.

Q: Do I need to show my ID at the door?

A: It’s possible that you will need to show your identity card at the door.

Other 

Q: When must I stay at home?

A: Have you been experiencing any of the following symptoms in the last 24 hours:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Temparature above 38 degrees
  • Shortness of breath

Is a member of your household showing symptoms of high temperatures or shortness of breath?

Have you already had the corona virus and has this been confirmed in a test in the last 7 days?

Have you had contact in the last 14 days with a member of your family/household who has/had symptoms of corona infection?

Are you currently in quarantine due to being in contact with a corona-patient?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, do not attend any of the events.

Q: Is the 1,5 meter distance and wearing a mouth mask mandatory?

A: Wearing a mouth mask is no longer mandatory from the 26th of June. Within Dutch society 1,5 metre distance is the guideline. In places where it’s not possible to keep this distance, like in public transport, it’s mandatory to wear a mouth mask. Since everybody at the battles, shows and workshops has shown a corona entry ticket, it’s not needed to keep 1,5 metre distance. Besides that, you do not need to wear a mouth mask. 

Q: Will the event be seated?

A: From the 26th of June it’s no longer necessary to have everyone at the event seated. Only the theatre shows of Summer Dance Forever will stay seated.

Q: What are the corona measures for the battles in Paradiso?

A: You can check the current corona measures in Paradiso on their website. 

Q: What are the corona measures for the theatre shows in the ITA? 

A: You can check the current corona measures in ITA on their website

Q: What are the corona measures for the theatre show and seminar in the OBA? 

A: You can check the current corona measures in OBA on their website

TICKETS

Q: When and where can I buy separate tickets for events?

A: Separate tickets for events are on sale from 16th of June at 14:00 (GMT+1) via https://www.summerdanceforever.com/tickets 

Q: Is it possible to buy a complete festival package and go to all the battles and theatre shows?

For Summer Dance Forever 2021: We won’t be selling festival packages this year due to corona measures. You can buy separate tickets for each event.

For Summer Dance Forever 2022 and further: A: The 9 days pass gives you entrance to all the events: preselections, battles, theatre shows and parties. For some events, mainly some of the theatre shows and the seminar, there is limited capacity and entrance is on a first come, first serve basis. There has always been plenty of capacity at the preselections, battles and some of the theatre shows in larger venues.

Q: Can I buy tickets for my friends as well?

A: Yes, you can buy up to 8 tickets per event.

Q: Something didn’t go right with buying my ticket.

A: Try to find the answer to your question on the customer service page of Paylogic or Seetickets. If you can’t figure out what went wrong, please take a screenshot and send it to info@summerdanceforever.com

BATTLES AND PRESELECTIONS

Q: I want to participate in one of the battles not as an audience but as a contestant. Where can I get the information?

For Summer Dance Forever 2021: The preselections are online this year, so if you want to have a shot at participating in the battles in Paradiso, register here.

For Summer Dance Forever 2022 and further: Anyone can participate in the preselections, you just need to buy a ticket and show up on time for registration. During the preselections the dancers are selected for the battle. 

More information about the preselections can be found later on our website: https://www.summerdanceforever.com//program

Q: How can I battle?

For Summer Dance Forever 2021: The only way to battle in Paradiso is if you make it through the online preselections. Registration can be done right here.

For Summer Dance Forever 2022 and further: 

  1. Buy ticket for preselection
  2. Register at the venue on day of preselection
  3. Show what you’ve got at preselection
  4. Get selected at preselection, only selected dancers can battle
  5. Bring it to the battle!

THEATRE FOREVER

Q: What is Theatre Forever?

A: As part of the festival, Summer Dance Forever presents the most thrilling and breath-taking hiphop theatre performances from around the globe. This is what we call Theatre Forever.

At Summer Dance Forever internationally acclaimed choreographers and companies present their latest pieces at the best cultural locations in Amsterdam, including the national theatre.

Q: What are the Theatre competitions?

Our Theatre Competition is an international contest that showcases global Solo and Duo performances. Various styles as means of expression, ranging from house, hiphop, waacking, jazz and more.

WORKSHOPS

Q: I would like to know some more about the dance workshops. 

  • Can anyone register? 
  • Is there an age limit? 
  • Is there any required experience? 

A: Anyone can participate in the workshops, you only need to buy a ticket. The workshops are for serious dancers who want to work on their skills and techniques, this means that we advise to have some previous dance experience but you don’t have to have a certain level of experience. There is no set age limit, but probably 12 years or older is a good mainstay.

Q: Is it possible for someone with little prior experience in dancing to take part in the workshops of Summer Dance Forever?
A: The workshops are for serious dancers who want to work on their skills and techniques, this means that we advise to have some previous dance experience but you don’t have to have a certain level of experience. The teachers try to accommodate for different levels in the class.

Q: I noticed some teachers have more than one class during the week. Will they be teaching different things each class, or will it be the same information?
A: Each class will be a little different, as the teachers also adapt the class to the dancers who are taking it. Often we see dancers taking more than one class by the same teacher, to keep learning from the same teacher and developing their skills.

LOCATIONS / VENUES

Q: Where do all the events take place?

A: The venues where Summer Dance Forever mostly takes place are Paradiso, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam and Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam. Locations are mentioned with each event in the program overview. For more information check https://www.summerdanceforever.com//program

Q: Am I allowed to make video’s and photo’s during the battles?
A: We ask everyone kindly to keep your phone in your pocket during the preselections and battles. We’re filming everything for you and work as fast as possible to have it ready for you asap.

NEWSLETTER

Q: Can you please get me on the mailing list?

A: You can subscribe to our newsletter right here! Due to European law you have to subscribe yourself, we can not add you to our mailling list.

INVITATION FOR VISA

Q: I need an invitation for a visa application, can you send me an invitation?
A: We’re sorry to tell you we won’t give out invitation letters this year (2021). A lot is still very uncertain about the Dutch and EU regulations regarding COVID-19 and people traveling from outside the EU. We had to make this decision because we do not want to keep you waiting any longer and do not want to get your hopes up.
In 2022 we can send you an invitation to the festival again. Please send your full name, date of birth, passport and nationality to info@summerdanceforever.com in order to receiver an invitation. Please note that all expenses concerning your trip: travel costs, expenses for accommodation, food and tickets for the festival are at your own cost. Also, please send us a couple of links to your dance clips.