MAASTRICHT. Is there anyone here with salsa experience? Two hands are raised. “Great, there is a lot of work to be done,” concludes instructor Saiyd Sinlae, who is leading this Rag Week workshop on behalf of student dancing association Let’s Dance. He divides the group of people who have gathered here at Dancing Centre Bernaards on Monday evening into men and women. “Men, follow me. Ladies, look at Nadia.” And there they go. First, they only do steps on the spot, then a turn is added. “Good, and now less like we are marching and more like we are dancing.”
The workshop is one of the many activities during Rag Week – from 8 to 15 March – where students collect money for a good cause. There will be different parties, waffles, cakes and other delicious goods will be sold, and there is also a film evening in Pathé. The proceeds will go to Stichting Buddyzorg Limburg, (Buddy Care Limburg Foundation) this year, which offers support to the seriously ill and provides help to those suffering from obesity who want to change their lifestyle. Another good cause is Stichting Wensambulance Limburg, (Wish Ambulance Limburg Foundation), which fulfils wishes of seriously ill patients. Last year, Rag Week collected 13 thousand euro.