Burning Swing COVID policy

Our COVID-19 policy

A (post-)pandemic world requires a lot of adaptations on hygienic measures, official rules and our own ethics to go by. We’re happy to be able to organise IRL-events again, but these will require non-stop adaptations of the festival set-up, and compliance by our visitors, professional crew and team. Please read this information carefully, so you know how we will organise and what you’ll have to agree on in order to participate to Burning Swing.

Obviously the goal of setting the boundaries and conditions for the festival will create opportunities, freedom and a system to not only protect yourself, but also others in society.

COVID cancellation policy

  • In case of event cancellation due to sanitary measures, a full refund will be provided to all participants.
  • In case of event postponing, we will automatically transfer all paid tickets to the new date. If you cannot make it, you can ask for a cancellation and you will get a full refund.
  • If you cannot participate due to COVID, you can cancel your ticket and get a full refund under the condition to provide an official proof of positive COVID test from your country of residence.


  • For now, it seems, social dancing at evening parties will be possible and completely free. It is possible that in case of changes in the health measures and regulations we have to organise additional social circles of contact.
  • For those who do not feel comfortable social dancing with others, we allow you to create your own limitations and limit your dancing to a fixed partner/solo or your own smaller social circle.

COVID general rules

We request that you follow the general hygiene measures

  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly.
  • Cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow or into a paper towel. Dispose of the papers immediately in a trash can.
  • We insist you to avoid close contact with people outside the festival, to reduce the risk of infection and spreading. We consider all participants and crew being part of a closed social bubble.
  • Always follow the instructions of the organization.

The situation is in constant evolution, so be aware of the following

  • In case of a significant rise of numbers, or more restrictions from the government, we will adjust our policy accordingly. This might include extra testing on site for all participants and crew, which might come with an extra cost. Or it could include a partial cancellation of tickets to respect maximum numbers at the event. We will reduce participants in opposite chronological order.
  • We believe that most dancers are up-to-date and conscious about the risk of their own and other people’s health. Through registering, you agree to avoid unnecessary close contact with people outside of the event, creating an ‘event bubble’.
  • Participants from abroad can find useful information about travel possibilities and restrictions here.
  • Participants are comprehensive of changes due to Force Majeure or constant changing regulations of the Belgian National and Brussels Government. We will always follow the most recent measures, which may affect safety requirements of the event.
  • 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.

This policy is adapted from Upside Down. Thanks to them!