The folklore club the “Stedeker Daansers” from Diepenheim, also called the “Boer’n Daansers”. The name is partly a reference to the nick name for Diepenheim, namely “Stedeke”. Since the 13th century, Diepenheim stayed as one of the smallest city of the east of The Netherlands and therefore received the Dutch word for small city which is “Stedeke”.
The dances and inhabitants are very proud of their small town and castle. The group was founded during the 20th Liberation Day Celebration of the 5th of May 1965. The initiative came from the country youngsters organisation, called at the time P.F.G.O Diepenheim. A group of youngsters learned some dances at the farm yard from the family Luttikhedde (Erve Bosman). The dances were thought by Erna Luttikhedde-Wes and Riky Bannink-Blekkenhorst, who were formally member of the Deldense group, the “Midden-Twente”.
This cooperation between the two groups went well. The younger group caught the folklore virus and started up a club. In the club statutes they wanted to honour old traditions and pass them on in the future.