Updates as of April 5, 2021


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 also updated our Standard Recommendations and applicable Dance Field Scenarios to reflect the NY Forward Guidelines for Gyms and Fitness Centers.


We’ve made changes to our FAQ page and Standard Recommendations after Governor Cuomo’s announcement that quarantine will no longer be required for domestic travelers as of April 1st.


We’ve added information on the new Excelsior Pass to our Dance Presenters/Performance Venues and Performance Venue Visitors/Renters Scenario Pages.


We’ve added information on vaccines to our Standard Recommendations and FAQ page.


We’ve added a resource on Coronavirus Scams: Types and How to Avoid Them from Fiscal Tiger on our Resources Page.

Updates as of March 8, 2021

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!

Updates as of March 2, 2021

Coronavirus-Related Legal Resources from LawInfo added to our Resources page! This list includes resources on Employment Law, Business and Commercial Law, Dealing with Debt, Consumer Protection and Insurance Issues, Family Law, Estate Planning, and State Resources. 

Our FAQ info on vaccines now includes the addition of Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine to the list of authorized COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

We’ve updated our FAQ on quarantine after new CDC guidance eliminating the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated people following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

Welcome Message from Alejandra Duque Cifuentes and Gina Gibney

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.

Welcome to the Reopening Dance in NYC Website!

Hello, and welcome to the Reopening Dance in NYC website, which hosts the Reopening Dance Standard Recommendations, as well as the Dance Field Specific Scenarios, Resources, Posters, Templates, and more! Using this site is easy and accessible. Here’s how:

Start with our Introduction and read our GUIDE TO USING THIS SITE section. From there, feel free to explore our Methodology, Acknowledgments, Website Accessibility, and Land & Historical Acknowledgements. Then, head over to the Standard Recommendations page, which contains the bulk of our work. For more information, look at the Specific Scenarios, which have individual recommendations for specific roles in the dance industry! Finally, we have a wealth of Posters & Templates that you can use, as well as many Resources for dance artists on COVID, Racial Justice, Financial Support, and more! If there are things you don’t understand, the Glossary and FAQs will be able to help you!

This is where the Latest Update to the Reopen Dance in NYC Website will live. Updates will look like this:  

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New Volunteer Opportunities

Donating money isn’t the only way to give to charitable organizations, many of whom rely on volunteers for various services. If you find yourself with free time on your hands on your weekend, or during the week, you could consider putting in some community service. Not only will you help a good cause, but it can also be a way to meet people and learn new skills.

Celebrate Microvolunteering Day

You want to get involved and give back to the community, but can’t fit another big commitment into your busy schedule? Then microvolunteering might just be the thing.

Microvolunteering is a small, bite-sized task or project, that is quick and easy to perform. Best of all there’s a range of things you could do online, in as little as 30 minutes. Donating processing time on your computer, signing an online petition, or promoting a charity on social media are all examples of microvolunteering that you could do today.