Traditional dances of Southeast Europe every Friday night


Fully vaccinated people are welcome to come to SBD’s weekly Friday dances. 

PLEASE NOTE:  A COVID-19 vaccination card will be required for entry.   In accordance with King County guidelines, masks are required.

Please do not come to dances if you are having symptoms, even if they are mild.

Given the concerning increase in COVID infections, each of us should reassess the risks and benefits of coming to a dance hosted by Seattle Balkan Dancers (SBD).  Fully vaccinated people can be infected without knowing it and transmit the virus to others.  Risks for having a breakthrough infection are currently higher due to increased cases of the very contagious Delta variant in our area and the decreased efficacy of vaccines for the Delta variant compared to the original variant.  Prospective dance attendees should also be aware that joining the line and vigorous dancing (exercise) can increase one’s risk for infection due to physical proximity and inhaling more deeply, respectively. 

Important to know:  If you attend a dance where someone at that same dance later tests positive, you will need to be tested 3 or more days after that dance.  

Masks are required and need to be properly fitted.
Please read the info on https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/safereopen/masks.aspx 
N95 masks or their equivalent are most effective.  Good source for N95 masks:  projectn95.org 

When a positive test occurs after attending a dance: 
If you test positive for COVID-19 within two weeks of attending an SBD dance, please contact newsletter@seattlebalkandancers.org or Susan Flagler (susanf@uw.edu) so that other people who attended the same dance can be alerted that someone at the dance has tested positive.  Your name will not be used in the alert.  

Dances will be cancelled if King County Public Health recommends against indoor gatherings of fully vaccinated people.    


 

BalkansEvery Friday, there’s something for everyone whether you are brand new to dancing or have been doing this for years.  We offer an opportunity to expand your cultural horizons, meet people, be part of a community, volunteer for special events, and of course, dance!  Dances are done in long lines and spirals, so no partner is necessary.

Go to our Upcoming Events page to see what’s happening now!  The suggested donation for recorded music dances is $5 and usually $15 for live music parties.    Cash or check only please, no cards.  Regardless of your ability to donate money, please come enjoy dancing with us!

all ages ● line dances ● great music ● exotic rhythms ●rich traditions
intriguing dance patterns ●good exercise ● good company ● fun!