the virus is still not over...
Both politicians and the Robert Koch Institute have been urging further caution over the last few days, clearly pointing out that hygiene and distance rules must be observed to contain the virus. Due to the still valid distance rule of at least 1.50 meters a normal square and contra dance operation is not possible at the moment.
All ECTA events have been cancelled for this year. This was not an easy decision to make and we did it on the one hand because of the valid regulations but also to protect the possible participants.
Other specials or larger workshops should also be avoided for the time being. This is because the hygiene concepts possibly ensure higher standard of hygiene through e.g. more frequent hand washing, disinfection of hands and surfaces etc., but cannot protect us from infection due to the invisibility and unpredictability of the virus. Therefore, dancers, especially in square dance and contra dancing, expose themselves to a higher risk of infection due to the above-average contact with other dancers. An averagely more severe course of the disease in contrast to the usual influenza must be expected and examples can already be found in the square dance scene. Everyone must be aware of this risk when attending dance events in the near future.
Please continue to deal with the situation responsibly as a leader.
Change of date General Membership Meeting and Elections 2020
The Annual General Meeting will now take place one day earlier to allow you to arrive and leave in a relaxed manner if you wish to attend.
The new date for the Annual General Meeting is:
Saturday, 26 September 2020 probably 2:00pm CEST
The official invitation will follow. The annual general meeting will take place under the then valid regulations.
Please continue to take care of yourself, stay healthy and hopefully we will meet soon!
Sönke & Jenny
the Extended Board has decided to cancel this year's ECTA Convention due to the uncertain and unpredictable situation caused by the corona virus
The ECTA Convention 2021 is now planned for the period September/October in Halberstadt.
Nevertheless, the general meeting will take place, we will inform you in detail about the procedure in the coming days.
Best wishes and stay healthy
Contra Dance Convention cancelled !
Unfortunately the to Praque given 19th Contra Dance Convention on October 17 to 18 2020 has to be cancelled. She was planned as part of the Dvorana Country Dance. The Main Prompter of this event, David Millstone, USA will get no permission to travel to Europe.
Many thanks to the Prompters from ECTA, Carol David-Blackman, David Dvorak and Marcus Igla for their willingness.
We are working to make up for the event in 2021 at Prague.
Colourful Dancers Herborn
Round Dance Festival
Contra Dance Convention