We’ve been monitoring how we’re being asked to change our behaviour to the risks around the spread of coronavirus and hoping for a clearer timeline on how and when social dance events might be able to reemerge.

Unfortunately, while we hope that we can begin dancing again in some social form in the not-so-distant future, the uncertainty around how and when this will be possible has challenged our ability to forecast whether we can still go ahead with the Bristol Swing Exchange this year. We have taken the sad, but we hope prudent, choice to postpone the festival for the foreseeable future, meaning we’re cancelling the Bristol Swing Exchange 2020.

If the situation in October allows, we would love to organise a smaller event nearer the time, but for now we can only continue to wait, see, and keep dancing in our pants from the safe shelter of our own homes.