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Updated Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Pacific Ballroom Dance March Events
Two Free Classes from Michelle Badion

Dear Dancin' Friends,


I'm scheduled to get my second Covid-19 vaccination next week. Two weeks after that I will consider myself immune, although it is still unknown how long that immunity will last. Of course being immune is good for me personally, but I'm also getting vaccinated as part of a worldwide effort to save lives.

The likelihood of my passing on the virus asymptomatically will be reduced, but not fully eliminated. But in a world where the virus has become rare and a large percentage of people are immune, even asymptomatic transmission will be much less of an issue. Most things in this world are not "either-or." They are a matter of degree. Numbers count. Getting vaccinated reduces the number of cases and will end the pandemic.

Are you worried about polio? Probably not much. The virus that causes polio is still out there in society, but due to a coordinated worldwide vaccine and tracking effort, polio is quite rare now (although increasing). The virus that causes Covid-19 may always be with us, but the point is that with vaccinations it can be kept to a very low level. With cooperation, Covid-19 may become of no more concern than polio. And if we could really work together and not let politics influence science, complete eradication of the virus is possible.

However, the only human virus to be completely eradicated is the virus that causes smallpox: www.cdc.gov/smallpox/history/history.html. That was in 1980. My guess is that complete eradication of the virus that causes Covid-19 may not happen due to the current non-cooperative political environment fueled by mis-information, dis-information, and one person's ego. But we can live with it. Learning to live with each other is the greater challenge. Maybe we can start by dancing with each other.

I've been asked to get input from my readers about having a free dance in late March exclusively for people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The windows would all be open to provide optimal ventilation and hand sanitizer would be available. Please answer the questions below and email to me at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com. I will compile the answers and send the results (without names or email addresses) to a person who is thinking of sponsoring such a dance.
1. Have you been vaccinated against Covid-19?
2. Do you intend to get vaccinated?
3. If so, by what date will you be fully vaccinated (immune)?
4. Would you be interested in attending a dance exclusively for vaccinated dancers?
5. If so, please respond to the below:
- a. Should dancing (in late March) be the same as before the pandemic?
- b. Should verification of vaccination be required?
- c. Masks: required or optional?
- d. Change partners or stick with one partner?
- e. Should the number of dancers attending be limited?
- f. Any other requirements?


Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ



PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE MARCH EVENTS
CLASSES START THIS WEEK!
Wednesday and Friday classes are either in-studio or virtual.
Saturday classes are in-studio only. In-studio classes have very small capacity with students needing to sign a COVID waiver, pass wellness screening, wear masks and adhere to strict rules on partnering and cleanliness.

WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 3 - 31, 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Beginning Samba with ALEX OLIVARES

WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 3 - 31, 8:30 - 9:30 PM
Intermediate American Waltz with ALEX OLIVARES

FRIDAYS, MARCH 5 - 19, 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Beginning Social Latin Dances (Salsa, Bachata & Merengue) with ALEX OLIVARES

FRIDAYS, MARCH 5 - 19, 8:30 - 9:30 PM
Beginning West Coast Swing with ALEX OLIVARES

SATURDAYS, MARCH 6 - 20, 11 AM - 12 PM
Latin Drills with ALEX OLIVARES

SATURDAYS, MARCH 6 - 20, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Beginning International Tango with ALEX OLIVARES

SATURDAYS, MARCH 6 - 20, 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Intermediate East Coast Swing with ALEX OLIVARES


Cost: Two virtual classes per week for just $50 per month. In-studio classes are $60 per month per class.
Registration: www.pacificballroom.org/adult-classes


FREE AMERICAN RUMBA WORKSHOP
FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 6:30 PM OR THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 7:30 PM
ALEX OLIVARES
is offering this virtual workshop for FREE!
Register for March 5 at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehnljtsaa91b8fc3
Register for March 18 at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehnln3smc43e4d21

IN-PERSON NIGHT OUT "SHALL WE DANCE"
SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 8:30 PM
Come dance to the rhythm of your favorite ballroom tunes! Come with your dance partner and enjoy a 30-minute lesson and 30 minutes of open practice time with them. Each partnership will be provided a private table with light refreshments. Masks required. $30/couple. Register now by emailing secretary@pacificballroom.org.


Location for In-Studio Events: Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. SW #109, Auburn, WA 98001
For More Info: Call/Text Alex at 832-388-8141, email alex@pacificballroom.org or visit www.PacificBallroom.org.



TWO FREE CLASSES FROM MICHELLE BADION
Please invite all your dance friends to join! Tangosize and Dancersize are short, 15 minute dance breaks designed to keep your skills sharp and spirits high ... and they also help you stay connected to our dance community!
These breaks will always be fun, fast and free!

TANGOSIZE
MONDAY through FRIDAY, 11:30 - 11:45 AM, plus TUESDAYS and THURSDAY 5:30 - 5:45 PM

Description: 15 minutes of tango moves to keep your skills sharp and fun music to keep your tango spirit happy!

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83826436333?pwd=TEZveWs2Z3g3Q0xNRjNGalJxYkRWZz09
Passcode: "tango"


DANCERSIZE
WEDNESDAYS, 5:30 - 5:45 PM

Description:
15 minute dance break with swing, Latin and smooth steps, a huge variety of music to move to and a short interaction with other dancers. Let's keep partner dancing alive!

L
ink: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86919429003?pwd=ZTBDS0FHRHhCZzU2QXcrMG13ZklmZz09
Pass Code: "dance"


For More Info: Visit Michelle's facebook page
www.facebook.com/groups/1124002601352375 or her website www.michellebadion.com

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Sincerely,

Ron Bolin
Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com
www.SeattleDanceInfo.com