Due to recent developments with the COVID-19 virus in the state of Oregon, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Portland Lindy Exchange.
As of March 12th, 2020, Oregon’s governor has ruled that gatherings of 250 or more persons shall be cancelled. Even if we were a smaller event, it is unfortunately clear that the “social distancing” being recommended to slow the spread of this virus is simply not compatible with social swing dancing, especially given that some dancers would travel from other locations.
We are still working out the details regarding ticket reimbursements vs. credits towards a re-scheduled exchange or 2021 exchange. We will make an announcement and notify all ticket holders after we have reached a formal policy.
We sincerely regret the need to cancel this event and we want to thank everyone for their understanding. No doubt you have seen that other swing dance events and even regular local dances and lessons are being cancelled in other major cities. This may be a challenging time for our global swing dance community, but the risk to public health will require changes to our usual operations. We wish everyone good health and we look forward to rebooting our operations after this immediate threat has lifted.