Traditional dances of Southeast Europe every Friday night

Dances resumed on March 25, 2022!  

Requirements to reduce COVID-19 transmission risks:

Mask
Proof of being fully vaccinated AND boosted, if eligible*
  Booster is needed at least two weeks before the dance.

*Eligibility for booster:

5 months after the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine  
2 months after the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Each person must show a vaccination card. 

People fully vaccinated but not yet eligible for a booster may come to dances. 
They may not attend dances from the earliest date eligible for the booster until 2 weeks after receiving it.
Masks are required and need to be properly fitted.
Please read the info on https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/safereopen/masks.aspx 
N
95 masks or their equivalent are most effective.  Good source for N95 masks:  projectn95.org

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

Assess your own risk and the possible consequences of coming to dances.
Each of us should assess our own risks and comfort level in attending dances. Fully vaccinated people even with boosters can be infected without knowing it and may transmit the virus to others.  Joining the line and vigorous dancing (exercise) can increase one’s risk for infection due to physical proximity and inhaling more deeply, respectively.  A consequence of attending a dance where someone at that same dance later tests positive means you may have become infected. Public health guidelines indicate that you, as a contact, need to have a COVID test 3 or more days after the 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 who’ve received boosters.    

The SBD board utilizes CDC and local public health recommendations to make dances as low risk as possible and provide an opportunity for some to dance.


 

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!