Volksdansen. The V.T V. is a folks dancers group on a little Island (Terschelling) in the north of the Netherlands. It was existed for approximately 50 years now. After WW II some people feared that the dances might get lost and they decided not to let that their main goal is the preservation of the dances and the costumes in in their original form. Most Seamen saw those dances and then tried to dance them back home. Both the dance figures and the melodies are often short, repeated fragments. Of old the instruments accompanying the dances are the violin and the accordion. One of the musicians directs the dance -group. The costumes reflect the poor times we had on the island. The women wear simple, practical customs. Skirts and caps are black, the pleated bonnets are made of white lace. The only ornament is a red coral chain. There was not a typical men's costume . For Uniformity's sake the V.T.V chose a captain's costume from around 1860 as the men's costume.