Dear Dance Community
We have been monitoring the current health crisis surrounding Coronavirus and COVID-19 very carefully, and after much deliberation and on advice of healthcare professionals on the front line, from the directives of city, county, and state governments as well as the recommendation of the Country Dance and Song Society (with whom we are affiliated), the California Dance Co-Operative has decided to cancel all of our scheduled dances for March and April 2020.
Given the communal nature of social dance and the physical interaction and close contact necessary for our events, we felt it was in the best interest of our community and all its members to practice and encourage social distancing, and cancel our in-person activities. We care deeply about all of our members, whether dancers, musicians, callers, or organizers, as well as the Southern California community at large, and we feel that we would be remiss in our responsibility if we continued to hold events during this crisis. We are not looking to cause panic or create fear, but simply to mitigate symptoms and help contain and reduce the spread of the disease. As such, it behooves us to help the healthcare system at large and to practice safety and extreme caution by officially cancelling our dances.
We know this will be a trying time for all of us, but we felt this is the best decision for our community and the community at large, despite the hardship this may cause.
This situation is largely unprecedented, so we will be watching it carefully and continuing to assess it. We will reassess for the dances in May and later, and make decisions about future events as circumstances change. In the meantime, we want to assure you all, our loving community, that we will survive, and social dancing will return. We have endured a lot over the ages, and we will survive this too.
We share your disappointment during this time and look forward to the time when we can all dance together again.
Thank you for your continued support. Stay healthy and safe!
The California Dance Co-Operative Board of Directors
Welcome to the California Dance Co-Operative! We’re a non-profit organization that promotes the study, preservation, and enjoyment of traditional and historical dance of the United States, Canada, and the British Isles.
Our vision is to preserve and further the enjoyment of traditional dance in community settings.
Our dances are held in comfortable social settings throughout Southern California and feature mostly live music. Newcomers are welcome and there are lessons available prior to many dances. You do not need a partner to join us. Comfortable soft-soled shoes are recommended.
We look forward to seeing you at the dance!