When it comes to Latin partnered dance, social distancing is not an option. And when a pandemic hits, social dancing turns into lone dancing.
On April 15, 2020, the Fraser Health Authority ordered that all fitness studios close due to COVID-19. Since then, all kinds of dance schools closed and many, moved online. For dance schools that offer hip-hop, ballet, and most other dance classes- it hasn’t been too difficult to move from in-person classes to classes taught through programs like Zoom, Instagram, and Facebook. For Latin dance however, it’s been a little harder to adapt.