Does the rule of 6 apply to Belly dance classes?

Does the rule of six apply to Belly Dance classes and does this mean only 6 people can attend?

At the moment the Rule of 6 applies to dance classes in all 3 tiers in the uk

*This does not necessarily mean there can only be six in a class, but that adequate provision must be made to ensure safe distancing.

Mental Health of Belly Dancers during Covid 19

Dancers, Mental Health and Covid

  • Be aware of how the situation may affect yourself and others.
  • Keep communicating regardless of whether you can meet to dance.
  • Hold online meetups and coffee mornings or dance together online.
  • Should you feel that anyone’s health is affected, keep lines of communication open and check appropriate action such as referring to appropriate organisations for support such as their GP.
  • We will put more information on this on our website.

Music licensing for online Belly Dance classes, performances and Haflas

Am I licensed to play music for my online dance classes?

  • Check with PPL and PRS re-licensing for playing music online.
  • *There are temporary music licenses as well as yearly ones.
  • Also, it may be worthwhile checking, where your music is not covered by PPL or PRS, to ensure artists, individuals or societies, give you permission to use their work.

What advice would you give for a safe return to Belly Dance Classes during Covid-19?

Keep up to date and attend or provide education and training as required by guidelines

  • Read relevant information and consider watching videos on dance sites
  • Look at sites like the WHO training for covid-19.
  • We will put forward some updates on covid on the website and on social media when we see them

Apply protocols for health, safety and prevent where appropriate

  • Put in place contingency plans for the welfare and safety of yourself and others
  • For safe return to dance and continued covid safe practices keep up to date on gov guidelines as these change over time
  • write a plan and conduct risk assessments
  • Consult with others and regulating bodies

Do I need to do a special risk assessment for my Belly Dance class during Covid?

Risk assessments are essential and should be conducted prior to every class

BUT you must also do a risk assessment for returning safely under the Covid-19 circumstances. HSE GOV GUIDELINES UK 

  • Liaise with other relevant bodies and ensure adequate provision for safe return to dancing
  • Have a list of “what to do if … ” scenarios
  • Have adequate Covid-19 safeguards in place
  • It is vital to keep accurate records

Keep up to date and attend or provide education and training as required by guidelines

  • Read relevant information and consider watching videos on dance sites
  • Look at sites like the WHO training for covid-19.
  • We will put forward some updates on covid on the website and on social media when we see them

Apply protocols for health, safety and prevent where appropriate

  • Put in place contingency plans for the welfare and safety of yourself and others
  • For the safe return to dance and continued covid safe practices keep up to date on gov guidelines as these change over time
  • write a plan and conduct risk assessments
  • Consult with others and regulating bodies