Culture associations

The University of Twente has a wide range of cultural associations. Most culture-related activities take place in the Vrijhof, the University of Twente’s cultural center. Do any of the associations below appeal to you? Look up the linked association and visit its website for more information on the association and its activities.

  • http://www.4happyfeet.nl

    Looking for the elegance of a ballroom dance, the swing and romance of latin or the sensuality of salsa? 4 happy feet has it all!
    On Monday evenings we offer Salsa dancing where you will learn the Merengue, Salsa, Bachata and Rueda the Casino. On Tuesday evenings we offer Ballroom dancing, covering both the ballroom and latin dances. Just think of the Slow Waltz and the Quickstep or the Chacha and the Rumba.

    Check out our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5pKRYBgV3U

  •    Arabesque

    http://www.arabesque.utwente.nl/

    Arabesque is a modern dance production group. Throughout the year we work on our technique and create our own dances (around a certain theme), which we show in a performance at the end of the academic year. You're always welcome to join us for a few lessons. After the summer holidays, we will host a few open lessons. Keep an eye on the website for this. Hopefully, we'll see you then!

  •    Bellettrie

    The Bellettrie is a fiction library run by students located in the Drakenkelder in the Bastille. We have a collection of about 10.000 books and comics in many different genres, both Dutch and English. We also offer support for creative writers, organise activities related to Japanese culture, and hold baking contests.
    If you have a Union Card, membership is free! So feel free to stop by and take a look around, or visit our website www.bellettrie.utwente.nl for more information.

    For more information, you can also watch our video: https://youtu.be/9TTleauNhkA

  •    Break-Even

    http://www.breakeven.utwente.nl/

    Break-Even is the hip hop and breakdance association for all levels! Join us for hip hop on Wednesday nights or learn awesome breakdance moves on Monday nights. There is room for free dance training sessions on Fridays and we have some awesome guest workshops. Next to our shows and training we also love to have a good time and organize activities like our yearly Christmas dinner, drinks, parties, picnics, and more. Sounds good? You send an email to board@breakeven.utwente.nl if you have any questions, or join one of our open lessons! :) For more information check out our video: https://youtu.be/nPpf4WmiHrE

  •    Chassé

    http://www.sdvchasse.utwente.nl

    S.D.V. Chassé is a student association of about 60 members who dance every Wednesday night in the sports centre of the campus. Classes are given at different levels by a professional dance teacher. The classes consist of technique exercises, cardio and rehearsing choreographies for our performances. We also organise other activities such as monthly chassénights, drinks and workshops. Are you excited to join? Do not hesitate to contact us for a try-out class! For more information take a look at our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U9o6bRoAgc

  •    Fanaat

    http://www.fanaat.utwente.nl

    The Fanaat is the student gaming club. Visit us during the Kick-In for a relaxing boardgame or videogame. We are situated in the Bastille next to the UnionShop.

  •    Foton

    http://www.fotonutwente.nl

    Check out our introduction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6Dbw_YY3vQ

  • http://www.mso.utwente.nl

    Musica Silvestra Orkest is thé student symphony orchestra of the University of Twente. The orchestra plays classical music, including symphonies, ouvertures and suites. Every year two repertoires are rehearsed, which are performed on and off campus.

    Many members are active on the board or in one of its committees. They provide, for example, new repertoires, rehearsal weekends, or activities. Once every two years, the orchestra travels abroad for a concert trip. The next concert trip will be in the summer of 2021!

    Do you play a classical instrument and are you interested in joining thé student symphony orchestra of the University of Twente? Come to our open rehearsals! For more about us you can visit our website or Facebook page!

    Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4MTCqBPXW0

  •    Nest

    http://www.nest.utwente.nl

    Acting, singing or dancing? With NEST you can do it all! We are the theater association of the UT and we produce musicals and music-theater shows. Besides that, we also give lessons in all the techniques you might need on stage. Not a stage animal (yet)? NEST can also offer you a lot! Are you interested in scenery building, stage makeup, costumes or in technique, you are also very welcome at our association!

    Check out our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37cYrvsQKOM

  • https://www.utwente.nl/en/primoballerino/

    Since February 2019 we are the association for classical ballet at the University of Twente! Next to organising lessons, we also organise fun activities for our members. Do you want to know more? Keep an eye on this website or our Facebook page for updates and news about the process! For more information, watch our video: https://youtu.be/3P8z2mxqN78

  •    Pro Deo

    http://www.prodeo.utwente.nl/

    Pro Deo is a group of students that does improvisation theatre. This is usually done in the form of theatre sport, in which two teams battle against each other by each improvising scenes which are graded by judges or the audience. They often ask for input from the audience as well or even embed visitors in their scenes.

    If you are interested in practising improvisation theatre, you can join the rehearsals on Thursday evenings. There are lessons for beginners, as well as advanced players. Besides these lessons, there are also shows, workshops, demos, tournaments and lots of fun activities for the members, like a camp, barbecue, game night and drinks after the lessons.

  •    Stubiba

    http://www.utmostbigband.nl/

    Stubiba is the big band association of the University of Twente and stands for “Student Big Band”. The oldest band is the Far East Jazz Orchestra and exists over 20 years. The youngest band is the UTmost Big Band and they exist from 1999. Bart Bijleveld is the leader of both bands. For rehearsal times see the website.

  • http://www.shot.utwente.nl

    The Student Harmonie Orkest Twente is the harmony orchestra of the University of Twente. The orchestra, known as SHOT, is a student orchestra with musicality, but also with a good atmosphere! Besides giving concerts at festivals and at the UT, SHOT goes twice a year on a rehearsal weekend. The orchestra also goes every other year on a concert tour. Countries where SHOT has been in the past are Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Finland and China.

    Check out our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifHsgqIZDZw

  •    Stukafest

    http://www.stukafest.nl/enschede/

    Stukafest is an annual cultural festival organized by and for students. It takes place in several student residences scattered throughout the centre of Enschede. All cultural disciplines are represented: music, stand-up comedy, theater, dance and literature. At the beginning of the festival you can listen to a musical act while enjoying a meal. Afterwards, 3 different student residences can be visited. The festival will end with a spectacular party at Atak.

  • http://www.musilon.utwente.nl

    Do you like singing? Maybe Musilon is something for you! We sing light music (jazz, pop, rock), both a cappella and with accompaniment. Would you like to join? Visit our website and come to our open rehearsals at the beginning of a semester in the Kleine Zaal of the Vrijhof on Monday evening at 19:30.

    For more information watch our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHw8_W2GEMQ&feature=youtu.be