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We have cancelled our dances until further notice.

Whatcom County is in phase 1 of Washington’s phased approach to reopening. The dance meets the conditions of a phase 4 activity, so check back later when the county progresses to that stage. As before, we look forward to resuming the dances (whenever that occurs).

Keep in mind that the very nature of the dance goes against most of the recommendations of health professionals, such as avoiding large groups of people, close proximity to them for more than 15 minutes, and touching their hands; consequently, it seems likely that the dance could propagate the virus much further.

However…

The Lake City Dance in Seattle is holding a virtual contra dance every Thursday night via Zoom. There’s a live band and a dance caller for each of these events.

Every third Sunday, the Portland Country Dance Community holds their Portland Live virtual music concert with contra dance bands from our local region.

Also check the Bellingham CONTRA Dance! page on Facebook. People sometimes post links to other virtual dance and music events on Facebook.