||#SSDF2021 01-04 JULY||
Hello, Lindy world!
We are excited to announce SSDF2021 – TOGETHER AGAIN!
Having in mind the times that we are living in, we all know that festivals will be different from now on. Organizing our last festival in September 2020* was tricky, but it was a good and valuable experience which gives us confidence that it is possible to share the same amount of happiness together again.
Our team spent many days working hard to be informed, prepared and conscious about the decisions we are making. We understand the worldwide situation and we monitor local dynamics closely.
As organizers, we always put in a lot of effort taking care of all our guests, dancers, teachers, musicians, volunteers and staff.
We’re doing our best to provide as much safety to everyone involved, that’s why the number of participants will be limited and we will comply with all anti-covid measures required by the Bulgarian government. From 1st of May 2021 all travelers coming to Bulgaria, regardless of their nationality and point of departure are required to present COVID-19 tests or vaccination certificates**. Considering everybody’s safety our plan is to keep the same requirements for all participants and staff regardless of their nationality or location.
The regulations might change by 01.07.2021, which may affect safety requirements of the event.***
We believe that the majority of lindyhoppers are up to date and conscious about the risk of their own and other people’s health. That’s why during the festival, we strongly recommend avoiding close contact with people outside of the event.
We understand that the situation might change. In case we have to cancel the event, or a participant is not able to travel due to government restrictions, we will offer all participants a refund or pass transfer according to our refund policy.
We’ll do our best to provide as much safety and peace of mind to everyone involved. Last but not least, we’ll make sure that you will be reminded of the spontaneous thrill and joy of dancing to live music. Because following all the rules doesn’t mean you can’t improvise. George Gershwin said it best – “Life is a lot like jazz… it’s best when you improvise.”
* SSDF 2020 Limited Edition took place on September 24-27. Covid-19 PCR tests were organized for all participants.
** Participants from abroad can find useful information about travel restrictions and possibilities here: https://reopen.europa.eu/en
*** More information regarding our COVID-19 policy and safety requirements will be posted very soon.