Corona Virus Update from Dance2Salsa Dance Company

I am so upset to be sending this message but as everyone knows the Corona Virus (Covid-19) is dominating the agenda of many discussions with a significant social shift likely to take place following this afternoon’s government meeting. I have attempted to keep track of the current thinking with regard to what action should be taken by all those potentially affected by this event and monitor any changes in advice and information on a day to day basis. It now seems clear that the UK is to move from phase 1 (containment) to phase 2 (delay) which almost certainly means that the government will advise that a number of additional safeguards and preventative measures should be introduced including ‘Social Distancing Measures’. In my view this is a game changer as the discussion has now shifted more toward reducing contact than was previously the case.

We all know that the social dances including salsa, bachata etc are the exact opposite of social distancing and in fact have a high level and extensive degree of contact. With this being the case I feel that it would be irresponsible for me to continue with our classes and events at the current time and therefore have to announce the temporary suspension of all of our classes, socials and events. I have been involved in delivering dance for 19 years and have never had to make such a decision as it has massive ramifications for me on a personal level as well as having a huge financial impact. However, from a moral point of view I think it is the only position that I feel comfortable to adopt and one that I have thought very hard about.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has supported us thus far in words or deeds and I look forward to the prompt resumption of classes once everything has settled down. For those who know me, you will know that I have not taken this decision lightly as this ‘work’ is my passion. If anyone has paid for any of our 6 week courses please contact me by email and I will ensure that the value of your booking is honoured for future classes.

On a final note, if you know of anyone that would normally attend our events please forward and share this message and we look forward to seeing you very soon. I will keep monitoring the situation as it develops and keep you all updated with any changes.

Stay safe – Basil

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