UPDATE 1 – Can Square Dancing Survive COVID-19?

Can Square Dancing Survive


Following is an update of the COVID-19 surver with 240 responses.  The survey will be open until the end of the month.

The first question in this 2 question survey asks dancers, “When do you plan to start square dancing again?”

There are 240 responses so far.  The results, at the time of this post, are shown below:


  • 122 (50.8%) I will start dancing as soon as the halls are opened up. Just tell me when and where and I will be there!
  • 49 (20.4%) I really want to start dancing again but I will wait until there is a vaccine available for COVID-19.
  • 2 (0.8%) I have decided to hang up my dancing shoes. My dancing days are over.
  • 67 (27.9%) Other.

The second question asks if there are any other restrictions and/or objections that would need to be considered for you to dance again.

Following is sample of the responses which were received.  For a complete list click: Survey Results – 2.

  • Lots of hand sanitizer.
  • When scientific data shows that is safe, or safe methods are available for close/somewhat intimate/ and physical contact. Do not overestimate the need for revenue over safety of dancers.
  • I won’t be bringing or eating the food for awhile though. But I will dance!
  • Would like to see temperatures taken at the door and an entry hand sanitizer station.
  • If a proven effective vaccine of some kind is developed, we’d start dancing again soon after.
  • No new cases for a month.

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