Dear MMDCC/Ballroom Dance Dallas Members,
Hope you are all in good health and well!
This Happy July 4th, Our Nation’s 244th Birthday, I would like to take the opportunity to thank our veterans and those serving in the military for keeping our country safe and free. This year I would like to include our doctors/ frontline workers combatting Covid-19, our police officers and other national security forces risking their lives to keep us safe from harm.
In the past few days there has been a dramatic rise in positive Covid-19 cases resulting in more hospitalization from younger demographics. Governor Abbott’s latest mandates for Texas are to eliminate elective surgeries, stay with 50% occupancy, close all bars and keep outside gatherings under 100 persons.
As a result, we are cancelling our next 3 dances in July and August as we wait for improving conditions to allow us to hold a dance. We apologize to our patrons, bands, and instructors for any inconvenience.
I would like to report the results and direction taken by our recent board meeting (via Zoom) working towards the goal of holding our next dance. The board will be seeking feedback from our membership regarding guidelines to hold the next dance by sending out a survey for your input. Since our dances are voluntary, the board will be instituting a waiver of liability to be signed by attendees which will protect and limit any liability to anyone including the Club, venue/staff, officers of the Club, instructors, DJ, bands, security personnel and attendees due to Covid-19.
I will follow up with more news as we would all love to enjoy dancing soon as safely as possible.
God Bless the USA!
MMDCC / Ballroom Dance Dallas