Sunday, October 17, 2021

Brent’s Bunch is Resuming Plus Square Dancing on Thursdays Starting Oct 28

Hi Square & Round Dancers,

I am pleased to announce the re-starting of Plus Square Dancing and Round Dancing at Brent’s Bunch on Thursday evenings, starting Oct 28, 2021, at the Burnaby Lake Pavilion (6871 Roberts St, Burnaby, BC, V5B 3C1).

Everyone is welcome to join us but I recognize that everyone has different opinions and feelings about returning to group activities, including square and round dancing, based on their own situation and the safety protocols that will be followed by the group, and that’s OK.

Many people are missing the physical, mental, and social benefits that square and round dancing provides, but also only want to return to dancing in the safest way possible, while following current public health requirements.  Therefore, I have prepared a COVID-19 Safety Plan which was developed with guidance from the “FVS&RDA COVID-19 Return to Dance Committee”.

Key components to the plan include:
  • Anyone showing or feeling symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 10 days, or that has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days, is asked to please stay home.
  • The maximum hall capacity is 50 people.
  • Everyone entering the hall must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (two doses) in the form of a BC Vaccine Card (digital or hard copy with QR code that can be scanned).
  • Everyone must wear a suitable face mask at all times while inside the hall, including while dancing, except when drinking, eating, or for the caller/cuer while instructing the dance.
  • Everyone must sanitize their hands when they enter the hall and must wash or sanitize their hands before each square dance tip.  Hand sanitizer will be provided.
  • No food or beverages will be provided by the club.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own water or beverage in spill-proof containers, and snacks if they wish, but do not share them with people outside your household “bubble”.
  • Chairs will be available around the perimeter of the hall but tables for sitting at will not be available.
The full plan is posted on this blog site and will be available at the hall or from Brent on request.

We will open the doors at 7:30pm and offer dancing from 7:45pm until about 9:30pm.  The guest fee is $7.50 per person.

I’m sure everyone (including me) will be a little “rusty” so I plan to review movements as necessary and keep the tips short.

You are welcome to drop in any Thursday, but if you are able to let me know by email or phone if you plan to attend, I would appreciate it.  I can then send you the complete safety plan for your review.

If you would like to receive invitations to future dances from me directly, please email me at and I’ll add you to my email list.  Please let me know if you are interested in Mainstream or Plus dances, or both.  If you do not wish to receive these notices, just let me know.

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in person soon.

Best Regards,
Brent Mawdsley
H: 604-594-8622

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