Dear members of the Cottontails!
As you might have noticed us in the Cottontails board have been busy figuring out how to run the club and staying connected in our dancing community under this pandemic we’re now facing. We’re all very sad that our last semester got interrupted so abruptly by covid-19, and as a volunteer organisation we are dependent on our members to be able to stay floating. We know that none of our members got what they paid for in terms of dancing classes, which means we will refund the lost classes. We humbly ask you to consider not to ask for a refund, but rather accept a free semester of classes when we are able to start normal dancing classes again. Nevertheless this time can be economical challenging for many, and therefore we also understand if you ask for a refund for the lost classes. If you wish to get a refund we ask you to send us an email or a massage on Facebook and we will give you back the money worth for the classes that got canceled.
When in comes to this fall we won’t have any regular classes, but we hope to open up for self practice as soon as we can. We have to follow the guidelines and restrictions that we have been given about covid, which means that everyone needs to stay at least one meter apart at all times – which means only solo dancing for now, washing hands before entering the room and stay home when feeling sick or having symptoms of covid-19. Also we will register every member that is present each time and ask that you sign up beforehand (we will give further information about this) to make sure we are not too many people at the venue at once. More information about how we plan to stay connected through the dance we all love are soon to come, whenever the situation allows us to start up slowly again!
But for now, you all better stay healthy and keep dancing at home!
We are looking forward to seeing you all again soon!
The Cottontails Board
Many of you might be wondering if there’s a class tonight: Because of the corona virus and the new recommendations that we avoid body contact, the Cottontails board (together with the dance instructors) have decided to cancel the classes (both Lindy hop and Balboa), social dance and own practice until further notice.
We have simply followed the advice from above, and also been checking in with other dance organisations, to see how they are dealing with the situation. Even though we are a small club, this is for the best.
We will however try to compensate the loss in the best way we can: the members of Lindy 1 will receive a video tonight of stuff you can practice on your own at home!
This strange situation really sucks for us all, but we have to make the best of it, and make sure nobody gets sick! Let’s make these days a good reminder to always appreciate and love our body when we’re healthy and can move freely! 🙂
Take good care until we’re all back on the dance floor!
/ The Cottontails Board & Teachers
The Cottontails er en danseklubb i Bergen som driver med amerikanske jazzdanser fra første halvdel av 1900-tallet, som Lindy Hop, Balboa og Charleston. Vi holder kurs og sosialdans ukentlig, samt helgekurs og fester.
Vårt hovedfokus er på sosialdans, og rett og slett å ha det gøy når man danser