Dancing in the age of corona?

With many covid-19 precautions we are starting up again with some outdoor Swing in the park. More about this and other outdoor events t.b.a. here.

Many new beginners Lindy Hop weekends have just been added!

All the paused classes from Fall 2020 have now been rescheduled to september fall 2021. Some have spots left and are stil open for registration. If you had a spot before it’s still yours, just let us know if you don’t want it anymore. Separate Emails will be sent out to all registered today or tomorrow.

After we have finished the previously paused classes we will continue with a full new Fall semester starting in October. More information will be posted mid July and registration for this will open at noon August 3rd.

We do our best to comply with and exceed current restrictions. When you dance with us, you commit to doing the same. See what currently applies here

Meanwhile, hang in there, get vaccinated, stay safe and well!

How we dance in times of flu and corona

Dancing comes with many positive health benefits, but when it comes to the possible spread of flu, our dance interest is not only a good thing.

We follow the local risk assessments as well as official recommendations and act accordingly.

Precautions introduced in the spring of 2020 will largely be maintained in the autumn of 2021 and probably for some time to come. With the hope of gradually being able to ease those that negatively affect dance and community.

Staying home when you are sick is however a demand that we want to keep forever…

When taking part in any of our activities you are obligated to:

Reduce the risk of infection and infecting!

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water >30s.
  • As backup to washing hands use hand saintlier between dances.
  • Avoid touching your face. Especially the eyes.
  • Cover your mouth/nose when coughing/sneezing**
  • Avoid dance events and courses altogether if you are sick. Especially for the slightest flu, cold like symptoms or anything else that may be a sign of covid-19
  • Stay home if you have been in contact with people who might carry COVID-19.

** The general tip about using the elbow may not be the best thing in combination with social dancing, but still much better than coughing/sneezing straight out. A handkerchief is of course best, but using your hands that are immediately washed works as an emergency solution.

HepTown will:

  • Inform, repeat and nag about the above points to reduce the spread of infection
  • Keep down the number of participants/course *
  • Make sure there is access to soap and hand sanitizer
  • Limit and make partners rotation voluntary on all courses**
  • As far as possible, have substitutes ready for instructors who obviously stay at home if they have symptoms.
  • Be prepared to pause all or part of the course activities again
  • Make sure there is a ventilation break between all classes
  • Fill in and complete this list

** How do we eliminate/reduce the partner rotation on the autumn courses?

And what happens to someone who does not have a partner?

You have probably already heard that we will reduce / eliminate partner rotation in the autumn courses, but how will we do this? There is currently no ready-made plan that everyone must follow, but at least thoughts to discuss and then make a decision so that everyone knows what applies before the courses begin…

  1. Anyone who has or acquires a permanent dance partner simply dances with this one.
  2. Those who do not have a regular dance partner are paired together on arrival per course occasion and dance with the same person all evening.
  3. Those who wish to participate in a minimized form of rotation, form rotation groups of 2-3 pairs. Within these groups, you then rotate as frequently as on a regular course.

More information about the coronavirus 






Updated March 13th 2020 20:14

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