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?
- Text COVID to 692-692 to get the latest updates from Notify NYC.
- Text COVIDESP to 692-692 to get the same updates in Spanish.
- Subscribe to New York State’s Coronavirus Updates via email here.
- Periodically check the New York State New York Forward Website.
- Periodically check for applicable New York State Executive Orders.
- Subscribe to this website and receive notification of the latest key updates by email.
The Reopening Dance NYC Guidelines are for
nonprofit and for-profit dance companies
dance making entities
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.
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.
We’ve updated our list of Resources with The COVID-19 Vaccine Guide for Immigrants in New York.
“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