Welcome to the Reopening Dance in NYC Website! This website and all of its content are made possible through the dance community’s dedication to supporting each other. As a collective effort between DanceNYC, Gibney, and multiple dance community members, these guidelines aim to help the dance community overcome the COVID-19 pandemic safely and equitably.
As per Governor Cuomo’s June 15 announcement, New York State’s COVID-19 Restrictions and New York Forward Industry Guidance has been lifted across many commercial settings. Due to this lift of NYS COVID-19 Restrictions and New York Forward Industry Guidance, we’ve made changes to the Standard Recommendations, Dance Field Scenarios, FAQ Page, and Posters/Templates pages. Guidance that is no longer mandatory has been archived but is still included in our Reopening Guidelines for reference and as a resource.
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.
We’ve updated our Standard Recommendations, and Dance Field Scenarios for Performance Venues and Dance Presenters/Performance Venues to reflect New York State Department of Health Interim Guidance for Small and Medium Scale Performing Arts & Entertainment.
We’ve also updated our Standard Recommendations, Dance Field Scenarios, and FAQ page to reflect updates to the NYS Department of Health Travel Advisory.
Additionally, we have added to our list of Resources.
We’ve updated our Resources with new resources under Government, COVID-19, Advocacy, Government Outreach; Surveys, Petitions and Open Letters; Mental Health; Financial Support, General Support, Financial Resources for Independent Artists; Event Management; Additional, Additional Resources For Independent Artists, and we added the new Additional Resources for Undocumented Artists section.
We’ve updated our Resources with new resources under Surveys, Dance Field Engagement, Financial Resources for BIPOC/Undocumented/LGBTQIA+ Communities, Additional Resources for Arts Organizations, and Additional Resources for Individual Artists.
We have also added the Dance/NYC Field-Wide Call Session with Pavan Thimmaiah on De-escalation Techniques and Inspections to the Dance Studio Managers Scenario page and the Resources under Facilities.
We’ve updated our Resources with new resources under New York State, Financial Resources for Dance and Arts Organizations, and Additional Resources For Arts Organizations.
We’ve updated our Resources with information on the Small Business Administration (SBA) Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG).
We’ve updated our Standard Recommendations and Dance Field Scenarios pages after Governor Cuomo’s announcements that Group Fitness Classes can reopen as of March 22nd at 33% capacity, and that Arts and Entertainment Venues can reopen as of April 2nd at 33% capacity.
We’ve added a resource on Coronavirus Scams: Types and How to Avoid Them from Fiscal Tiger on our Resources Page.
We’ve updated our Dance Field Scenarios pages for Performance Venues and Dance Presenters/Performance Venues following Governor Cuomo’s announcement that beginning April 2, event, arts, and entertainment venues can reopen at 33 percent capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. Stay tuned for more updates to our Standard Recommendations page following the release of guidelines from NY Forward!