Sadly, we’ve decided not to hold the contra dance on Saturday March 14th.
With the close contact involved in Contra dance, it seemed unwise to expose folks to any extra risk of virus exposure. Again, the dance is canceled.
If you know of any dancers who may not see this message, please pass the word along.
Also I’ve included a message from the Country Dance and Song Society recommending canceling dance events.
If you would still like to support the Ballybogs Band they will be playing Saturday afternoon at Mcmenamins in Father Luke’s Room 1 – 3 pm in celebration of St Patrick’s day.
Thanks for your support. When this situation has run it’s course, let’s get back to dancing!
-Ron & the BCCD Board
New Recommendations for COVID-19 from CDSS
It’s time for us to do what we do best: take care of each other.
With the emergence and spread of COVID-19 on our continent, we all need to make adjustments in our actions and expectations. Listed below are current recommendations for participants and organizers, along with links to helpful information. The most important thing is for everyone to take care of each other, prepare for events being cancelled or postponed, and actively monitor WHO, CDC, Canadian Public Health, and State Health Department recommendations.
NEW RECOMMENDATIONS: In line with CDSS’s own plans, we recommend that in-person participatory art events originally scheduled through the end of April be suspended or cancelled. According to the WHO, “This is a controllable pandemic.” If we work together as a nation to slow the transmission, our health system will be able to manage the virus and provide adequate care for those who are ill.1
Our dance, song, and music traditions will not go away if we need to hit the pause button for a while. They’ve made it through population migrations, world wars, and the rise of digital entertainment. Dancing and singing together will continue with gusto after the initial virus has run its course. Be kind and understanding with the dancers, singers, musicians, callers, and organizers around you.