Ijswals was written down by Mrs. A. Sanson-Catz in 1925 as one of the traditional dances of the
Netherlands. The music originally was called “Oude Passepie” and was performed in the theater in Amsterdam from 1696 to 1716. The dance reflects the skating of couples on ice. This dance was originally presented at Stockton Folk Dance Camp in 1984 by Jaap Leegwater. In 1996, Tineke Van Geel also presented the dance to a different version of the music that has a much longer introduction.

Presented by Bruce Mitchell in 2012. View pdf here.