Health Protocols: 

In order to dance safely, we have some new protocols, based upon the success of other communities’ return to dancing:

  • First, high quality masks are required indoors. Plain cloth masks, gaiters and bandanas are NOT permitted. We require a well-fitting mask, covering nose and mouth, such as an N95 or KN95 or a blue disposable mask. If you have a different, equally or more effective mask (such as one with a HEPA filter), it must be pre-approved at least 3 days prior to the dance. Contact bigsciotycontra@gmail.com to request pre-approval. We will not approve alternate masks at the door the night of the dance. We will have masks available. Your first mask will be free – the same KN95 mask may be worn up to 5 times. After that, please exchange for a new mask. We request you pay $1 per mask after your first.
  • Secondly, proof of vaccination (and boosting, if eligible) will be required. To make this as easy as possible for dancers, Big Scioty and All Soles will be sharing dancer vaccination information. That means that once you have shown/submitted your vaccination record to one of the dances, you’re okay for both venues. To make the check-in process faster and easier, you may submit your vaccination info ahead of time by emailing a photo of your vaccination card to Marilyn Fais at sherm415@aol.com. You may also show your vaccination record at the door. The cut-off for early vax submission will be the Thursday before the dance (for the Sept. 17 dance only, that cutoff is 5:00 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 13).
  • New to dancing? A beginners’ session, from 7:30 to 8:00 PM, will get you started. You will learn some basic figures that will be repeated in the evening’s dances. All dances will be taught and no partner is needed. Dancing is 8:00 to 10:30 PM.
  • Weather permitting, we will have a snack table set up outside. Contributions to the snack table are welcome. Please bring your own refillable water bottle.

Questions? Please contact us at bigsciotycontra@gmail.com