Last Updated on 27 September 2020
Based on the 1st July 2020 RIVM guidelines, we are allowed to start organising Ceroc social dancing in the Netherlands again, as long as we conform to the Basic Protocol Danssector.
Unfortunately this protocol does not allow for mixed partner dancing; fixed registered couples are allowed to dance only with their partner and they would have to dance 1.5 meters apart from other registered fixed couples. The (current) protocol, in our view doesn’t allow for the social dancing (classes & freestyles) Ceroc is all about and the 1.5 meter rule would require more dance-floor space. This, sadly, makes running Ceroc classes unviable for us at the moment. Based on the above and the concerns for a Second Wave, it’s not likely that we will start teaching/dancing Ceroc again before the end of 2020.
However we are still keen to start again and even expand Ceroc social dancing in Netherlands as soon as the rules allow us. We are currently actively looking at the possibility of starting Ceroc in Leiden, as well as re-opening Ceroc Amsterdam again. To start promoting Ceroc Leiden, we will organise an ‘outdoor freestyle‘ in Leiden, which we will invite all our members to, as soon as we have the date and location fixed.
In the meantime please enjoy the on-line and live Ceroc UK classes and freestyles, stay safe and well. We miss you and dancing with you, with love from the Ceroc Nederland team. Please let us have your thoughts/views using the contact form or call.
The Basic Protocol Dancesector
To guide us, Dansondernemers Nederland has produced the Basic Protocol Danssector; this protocol has been drawn up by the dance sector-wide collaboration of sector and professional organizations, sports associations, training institutes and independent dance entrepreneurs, established in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, and is temporarily united under the name dansondernemers.nl and is coordinated with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, MKB Nederland, VNO-NCW and the employees’ organization FNV. This protocol serves as a guide for the sector in the reopening of dance companies and dance activities. The government’s decision to reopen sectors and activities is leading. This protocol discusses a number of practical aspects concerning safety and hygiene that must be taken into account when companies reopen. This protocol can be adapted based on practical experience and is therefore a living document. At the reopening, entrepreneurs and employees and teachers are not bound by the impossible.