Health & Safety

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With the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, classes are returning to normal. However, with some people still being rather nervous of being in a crowded room, I am mindful of the risks, and am currently restricting numbers attending each class, so please contact me if you are thinking of joining a class.

Health & Safety on the Dance Floor

Most importantly, we have a lot of fun at my classes and events, but it is important that we can do so in a safe environment and with as little risk to the health and safety of my dancers as possible.

Comfort and safety of my dancers is of the utmost concern. I am fully insured for public liability and have the required PPL (music) licences.

I advise my dancers to wear suitable shoes for dancing, ideally specialist dance shoes. No sports trainers, which tend to stick to the floor and can cause injury, and definitely no high heels or stilettos. If you do not wish to fork out for specialist dance shoes initially, a shoe or boot with a slightly slippery sole and a low heel should be fine.

Comfortable clothing, ie trousers/jeans and layers on the top are advisable. You can expect to get very warm whilst dancing, but equally, you can cool down pretty quickly whilst taking a break from dancing.

You can get very thirsty and quite dehydrated during physical exercise. It is advisable to have a bottle of water or other non-alcoholic drink with you.

There are certain ‘dance floor etiquette’ rules for the safety and comfort of all dancers during both classes and at socials. A full list of the rules is available at classes and socials.

line dancing class - karen holtom grapeviners teacher