Salsa Dancing During Covid
You might be worried and scared about dancing. Covid is still real. Maybe you or your friends or family have already had Covid. Let me start by sending you and everyone in your life a lot of positive energy. I hope everyone is nice and safe. As the pandemic restrictions are being lifted, I’m feeling blessed. We can dance again! Our parties and socials for Salsa have come back. Our classes have been going on for a while and I’m really proud and excited to see the happiness and joy returning to people’s faces. Here are a couple of tips to make sure that you stay safe while being able to socialize and have fun on the Salsa dance floor.
I feel like I shouldn’t even have to say it, but I will. Use hand sanitizer before class and after class. Use it before, in the middle of and at the end of the socials. It’s a norm now. Grab one of the small, travel sized bottles of hand sanitizer before you head out to your class. Keep it in your pocket. It is not foolproof, but we all know this has been a recommendation since the beginning of the pandemic.
Wear a Mask
Salsa dancing during Covid is possible and to be extra safe, you can wear a mask. As of writing this blog, about 20% of Toronto Dance Salsa students wear masks. Go at your comfort level. Iif you want to wear a mask, do it. Some of our students have friends or relatives who have weakened immune systems or elderly parents, so they are more comfortable wearing masks. For some people, wearing a mask allows them to be more comfortable and be more present. Most importantly, don’t be embarrassed about wearing a mask either in class or at socials. We want you to feel comfortable and for some of us that means wearing a mask. Be safe and have fun.
Start With Classes
If you want to be extra cautious, then it’s better to start with taking Salsa classes instead of going to Salsa parties and socials. Students are a lot more spaced out in classes versus a social. Our classes have about 40 students but our socials have anywhere from 80 – 120 people.
In class you will probably dance with anywhere from four to six people. At a social you can dance with up to ten or twenty different people. Dancing with more people increases your chances of exposure. So if you are missing the connection you get by dancing with a partner but you want to take extra precautions, start by taking Salsa dance classes.
I always say you can’t avoid COVID but certainly don’t run towards it. Take care of your physical and mental health, eat healthy foods and we will all get out of this. I believe that in my heart. Stay safe and we’ll see you on the dance floor.
There are other Health Benefits of Dancing Salsa. Click on the link to learn more.
I can’t wait to welcome you to our big family, have you coming in from week to week, having fun, socializing, and letting loose to amazing Latin songs. Click here to check our current schedule.
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