Further to the below, I received a reply from CHR. The email I forwarded from VIHA was sufficient as “official” documentation and CHR has rescinded the “no partner changing” rule so… other than the cap at 25 attendees, we are basically back to our December normal.
I received word last Thursday that Cedar Hill Rec would allow VBDS members to resume practices on Wednesdays and Sunday mornings (competitors practice) but not Saturday evening due to staffing issues.
The one caveat was, no partner changes.
After corresponding with VIHA and confirming the current PHO contained no prohibition against partner changes, I forwarded that correspondence to my contact at CHR and requested they rescind the restriction. As I write, they have not yet responded.
As each venue and organization can set rules above and beyond PHO’s, I respect CHR’s right to protect the users of its facility as they see fit. Until they give us the go-ahead to allow partner changes, I would request our members follow the rule. If you are a solo dancer and wish to attend a CHR practice, please find another solo dancer to dance with for the duration of your stay.
Friday night practices at Centennial United do allow for partner changes.
As always, comments, questions, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org