HOLLAND, Mich. - Tulip Time doesn't officially kick off until Saturday, but some of the fun has already started!

Young performers are decked out in authentic costumes in Holland Thursday and will "klomp" and whirl their way through tradition Dutch dances.

There will be a special show at Centennial Park at 6:15 p.m., where you can see the dancers in action. But until then, 13 ON YOUR SIDE Lakeshore reporter Noah Fromson got a crash course in Dutch dancing from some of the pros.

According to Tulip Time officials, nearly 1,000 locals perform dances every day during the festival. The Kinder Dutch Dancers are between the ages of 8 and 10 and the Alumni Dutch Dancers are out of high school. 

The Dutch Dance started back in 1935 and it's been performed at Tulip Time each and every year. For more history about the dance and Tulip Time, visit their website.

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