Boombal is an organization in Flanders which is responsible for numerous folk dances. In 2000 it had accordion lessons where they learned to play ball melodies.

BoombalTesting and linking to practice with a real dance audience was the beginning of folk dances in Boomstreet in Ghent. Hence the name. Today Boombal become a brand name. In the Netherlands it is known as a folk ball. There are social dances, organized by volunteers, with modern live folk music and a friendly atmosphere on the dance floor.

On an ordinary Folk ball dancing couples can enjoy as much as possible the folkloric aspect. Usually there is an initiation session at the beginning, so that everyone can participate easily.
The intimate Folk Ball turn to experienced dance couples and here the access threshold is a lot higher.