COVID-19: Event Directors Respond

The current public health crisis has caused the cancellation of weekend dance events, but it is also causing changes to the way event directors plan for and design their events. To better understand the thinking and decision-making of event directors, Eric sat down with three of them. First, Eric chatted with Lauren Wood, Event Director of All Star SwingJam, which was one of the first events to cancel in March. They talked about Lauren’s decision to cancel and her thoughts about changes for the future. Next, Eric spoke with Dirk Haage, Event Director for the Bavarian Open, Berlin Swing Revolution, and Municorn Swing, about how he’s planning for his events in the future. And finally, Eric sat down with Andy Bouman, co-Event Director for Boogie by the Bay, which attracts dancers from around the world. They discussed Andy’s current thoughts about this year’s event and his considerations for the event in the future. Take a look inside the planning and the considerations that event directors are undertaking in this time of crisis.

All Star Swing Jam
The Bavarian Open
Berlin Swing Revolution
Municorn Swing
Boogie by the Bay

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