Covid Measures

Social dancing always involves some risk and may not be suitable for everyone.  We are attempting to provide a safe and socially comfortable environment for many with the resources reasonably available to us.

Masks are now optional

Starting at our June 2023 dances wearing a mask became optional. This followed a surveyed of our community and there was a strong preference for this. This also aligns with many other dance communities. Dancers are most welcome to wear a mask if they wish to. 

Stay home if you are sick

Please stay home if you feel unwell for any reason, or if you have tested positive for Covid or are in close contact of someone with Covid, if you are required to isolate, or there is any other health reason you should not be at the dance. Join us at a future dance instead.


We recognize the value of Covid vaccination in preventing serious illness to individuals. We recommend that people attending our dances be vaccinated. Proof of vaccination is not required to attend Ottawa Contra dances.