In this era of COVID-19, I feel like partner dancing will probably be one of the last activities that will resume in a way that we remember it. It’s hard to imagine a worse activity in a pandemic: physical touch and moderate-to-heavy physical activity with multiple partners in a packed room.
Still, many of us are itching to get back out on the dance floor. No one can say when that will happen, but I thought it would be interesting to get a feel for how dancers feel about this.
This poll is specifically about when you’d return to Swing dancing in a large public venue while dancing with a lot of partners, and potentially some strangers, the same we we used to do before COVID-19.
So here’s how you responded:
When would you be willing go Swing dancing at a large public venue such as Clifton''s, PBDA, Rusty's, or Atomic Ballroom and dance with friends and strangers again?
- Never (1%, 5 Votes)
- Only after there's a COVID-19 vaccine, and there's been plenty of time for a lot of people to get it. (31%, 190 Votes)
- Only after there's a COVID-19 vaccine (22%, 132 Votes)
- By the end of the year (16%, 95 Votes)
- In a month or so (6%, 39 Votes)
- In a few weeks (4%, 23 Votes)
- I'd go now (20%, 120 Votes)
Total Voters: 604
Some people have asked if the hypothetical conditions in my poll would include mandatory mask-wearing or not. Since I didn’t specify, please answer with the soonest that you’d go out, and put your mask or no mask conditions in the comments below!
Finally – please do not criticize people for their answers in the comments if you disagree with them. This is just a poll! – Brian