We are inviting our members to attend an online extraordinary yearly meeting where we will choose a new board for Cottontails on Wednesday the 28th of October at 19:00. We already have a new board ready to be made official, so we hope that you can join us in this meeting to make it so. If you payed a membership fee last semester, you’re welcome to vote in this meeting. All you have to do to join the meeting is join our video call by going to https://meet.jit.si/cottontailsmeet in your browser.
Alternatively there is an app «Jitsi Meet» on both Google Play and the App Store you can use on your phone. Once you get that, you can join the «cottontailsmeet» room. (we’re trying out this platform because it’s free, unlimited and doesn’t require account)
We hope to see you in the meeting room.Best wishes form The Cottontails (soon to be) Board
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!
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!
Did you miss the beginning of the course in Lindy or Balboa?
Don’t worry, you can always pay a drop-in price of 150kr for single classes! Either Vipps (#94745) us or pay into our account ( 1503.10.35667). If you have gone to the two first free classes, but still aren’t quite sure if the dance style is for you, you can pay a drop in price now and then take it off the coursemembership next week when you (obviously!) decide you want to dance with us!
Remember that we still have social dance every Thursday at 20:00 in Asylbarnehagen! You can pay our drop in price (50kr) or you can go ahead and get yourself a membership. Being a member of the Cottontails you are welcome to join any socialdances, happenings, workshops and tasters for free!
Speaking of tasters:
We have a fantastic taster in Jive coming up October 24th from 20-21:00 in Asylbarnehagen ! Make sure not to miss it. 🙂
Hey hop new and old members! Don’t forget to sign up for this autumn’s classes! We are offering new beginner courses in both Lindy hop and Balboa! Two quite different, but equally awesome swing dance styles! What are you waiting for? Come join us on the dancefloor now!
We are throwing a crash course in Shim sham this Saturday at 20:00! You don’t wanna miss out on learning the solo jazz routine that so many lindy hoppers all over the world know. The shim sham is also a part of the routine we will perform on Dansens Dag in the spring, so this is a great opportunity to freshen up your steps, even if you might already be familiar with the dance.
Also, we’re of course taking social dance for a night out in town! Bring your best mood and nicest shoes and come join us at Speilsalen in Kvarteret Saturday night! We promise music for both Lindy hop and Balboa dancers from 21:00-02:00. Anybody else with restless feet are also most welcome!