February 13 2021 Dance Cancelled

The last year has been full of unexpected challenges and new experiences for everyone and for all organizations. February 2020 was the last time our club gathered to dance. Cancellation of our February 2021 dance means we will mark a full year without a Johnson Rags dance: a milestone we could not have imagined a year ago.

Our COVID19 Status

Tippecanoe and surrounding counties are now COVID19 status RED. As long as Tippecanoe is RED, gatherings are limited to 25 people. Our officers will continue to meet monthly to re-evaluate future dances.

We all want to get back to dancing, but not at the risk of public health. Many of us plan to wait on a vaccine before returning to any group activity. The current vaccine news is encouraging. We hope all of you “70+” and “front-line” have scheduled or received your vaccinations by now.

Planning for Next Season:

Meanwhile, COVID19 re-planning is not the only JRDC work happening. Looking forward to a “new normal,” planning for our 2021-22 season has begun right on schedule. We will be ready with a full 2021-22 dance season!


I need to give a shout-out to our JRDC officers: President Yung Shin, Vice President Linda Miller, Member at Large Patrick Harper and Immediate Past President Charlotte McGaw. The constant uncertainty and re-planning is hard, recurring work…nothing like the work for which these folks volunteered. I have always counted on doing what we have always done, the way we have always done it, but that no longer works. These officers have accepted the challenges and uncertainty even when my best advice starts with “now what?”

Our bands and musicians have been fully cooperative and understanding with every cancellation. They want to get back to playing music for us as much as we want to dance. Without exception, they are sticking with us!

As always, thank you members for your continued patience, understanding and support. You make our jobs easier and you make the club better.

Johnson Rags Dance Club will continue to be part of the COVID19 solution.

Stay positive! Test negative!


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