I am making the positions very obvious and
only available on this site, to avoid mis-quotes.
Here are the Key Points as of today (subject
Be always safe and follow all Health
Department guidelines - This is NOT the time (March /
April 2021) to try to get away with something, so error
on the side of public safety.
Social Distancing does not permit
touching, so (for now) multi-partners dance are not
safe, no matter the other sanitary guidelines imposed.
This is quickly changing, and reopening
events will be held soon, but for now open partner
dancing is not safe, and can not be encouraged.
This Crises will be over soon if we
all stay save now!
Our only goal is to return to SAFE & FUN
dance events for all!.
Indy Dancers Pres
Original Statement (below)
From Don Mindach I.D. Pres:
As acting President of Indy Dancers, many have asked, "When
can we go back to holding dance events?" The answer is
simple: We can dance again when Health Officials say it is
safe and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett lifts or revises his executive order on
distancing. Until the official Health Dept.
orders are lifted, partner dancing is not legal, or safe in Marion
Recently (March 2021), I (personally) contacted officials with the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the
Indiana Department of Health and health officers in Marion,
Brown, and Monroe counties seeking information for a possible
dance event this June.
All health officials were in agreement:"Due to mutant
COVID-19 strains and the many risks, we (Health Departments) feel it is not safe
to hold events as you describe with partner dancing at this
time." They noted:
Social Distancing - In no way allows touching of any
dance partner. So, partner dancing (touching) is not
allowed in any form regardless of any other precautions
taken! Line dancers must maintain the distance
requirement and wear masks. (This is in effect under
Gov. Holcomb’s and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett’s executive orders
as directed by the many Health Departments.)
NEW - A "COVID-Free" -
With proof of full
vaccination partner dance event (Inoculation Card
Required) may be held in Indiana if a
proposal is submitted to the local health department and
approved in writing by the health officer. Note: Indy
Dancers is planning just such an event, so keep you