COVID-19 update

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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 will 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. The 1.5 meter rule would require more dancefloor space. This sadly makes running Ceroc classes unviable for us at the moment. We are keen to start Ceroc social dancing in Netherlands again, however based on the above and it being the Summer season, it’s not likely that we will be teaching/dancing Ceroc before September 2020 at the earliest. In the meantime please enjoy the on-line and live Ceroc UK classes and freestyles, stay save 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.

The protocol is written in Dutch and can be found here. Google translate makes it easy to produce a readable version in other languages.

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