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Reopening Dance in NYC

How to use this site:
Step 1: Visit the Introduction, Land & Historical Acknowledgment, Website Accessibility and Acknowledgments pages
Step 2: Familiarize yourself with The Methodology
Step 3: Visit the Standard Recommendations for Dance
Step 4: Visit any and all Scenarios that apply to you
Step 5: Visit the Download Center for templates and examples
Step 6: Visit the Resources, Glossary, or FAQ page
Step 7: Subscribe to the Latest Updates
Step 8: Still have questions? Email [email protected] or Contact us during our office hours

When to use this site:
Reopening Dance in NYC Guidelines offers a digital toolkit to help guide reopening plans for the dance community in NYC. Deciding whether to reopen is a difficult and complex decision. Neither Dance/NYC nor Gibney endorses or encourages anyone in the dance sector to reopen without government mandate and fully developed, tailor-made reopening plans. We do, however, recognize that, in order for many organizations to survive, reopening safely is a necessity.

What content went into this site:
These recommendations incorporate knowledge and resources made available by the State of New York, the CDC, and WHO, as well as the guidance of experts in the fields of medicine, operations, HVAC and sanitation. This effort marks a work-in-progress that will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

Recommendations for disabled and undocumented dance workers are currently being worked on and will be released soon.

How do I stay in the know?

Questions

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Dance/NYC

Gibney

The Reopening Dance NYC Guidelines are for 

500+

nonprofit and for-profit dance companies

1,200

dance making entities

5,000+

dance workers

Standard Recommendations

These recommendations incorporate knowledge and resources made available by the State of New York, the CDC, and WHO, as well as the guidance of experts in the fields of medicine, operations, HVAC and sanitation. This effort marks a work-in-progress that will be updated regularly as new information becomes available. Content was adapted to broadly speak to the dance industry (eg. “dancers” instead of “players” or “studios, theaters, and/or performing arts centers” instead of “sports facilities”).

Dance Field Scenarios

The Dance Field Scenarios are additional considerations and recommendations above and beyond the Standard Recommendations for Dance. They give dance specific recommendations for dance workers (e.g., dance companies, dance studio managers, independent dancers, presenters, dance teachers). This content was crowd sourced and vetted by members of the dance community.

Latest Updates

Updates as of May 28, 2021

We’ve updated our Standard Recommendations, Dance Field Scenarios, and FAQ Page to reflect changes in guidance as of May 19th regarding capacity limits for most businesses in New York, and New York’s adoption of CDC guidance for fully vaccinated people around masks and social distancing.

“The dance industry has been hugely impacted, especially hyperlocal as well as culturally-specific and/or BIPOC-led organizations. With this website created in close collaboration with Gibney, we propose ways forward for our community.”

Alejandra Duque Cifuentes – Executive Director of Dance/NYC

“It is critical that when we come back together in our studios and on our stages, we ensure the safety of our community as well as the general public. I’m grateful for the expertise provided by Leading Experts, the collaboration across our field, and the continued partnership of Dance/NYC and their dedication to the health and vitality of dance in New York.

Gina Gibney – Founder, Artistic Director & CEO of Gibney