Due to the sharp rise in COVID cases caused by the Delta variant, the Worcester Contra Dance Committee has decided to delay the reopening of the 2021–22 dance season. Therefore, the Worcester contra dance normally scheduled for September 11th (i.e. the 2nd Saturday of the month) has been cancelled.
According to our August 23rd survey of nearly 100 dancers, when asked if they were ready to return to in-person contra dancing, 80% of respondents answered either yes (48%) or maybe (32%). Once the current Delta wave passes, the demand for dancing will be even higher.
That said, the Worcester Contra Dance Committee will be closely monitoring the situation and assessing our schedule on a month-to-month basis. We want to return to dancing and seeing everyone’s smiling face as soon as possible. You can expect our next update in late September. Please join our mailing list for the latest news!