Cancellation of the EUROPEAN CONVENTION … Planning of substitute event VIENNA CALLING

After two years of intensive planning through every hurdle of the coronavirus, we have, in a collective meeting of the organization committee of the WorkShoppers and the EAASDC, and with heavy hearts, decided to cancel the European Convention in Vienna. However, there is a substitute event planned on a smaller scale.

For the European Convention, the still very low number of registrations (<400) ultimately tipped the scales – an event planned for 1000+ dancers needs a lot of space and therefore a lot of halls with a lot of extra planning required.

On top of that came the recent war in Ukraine, which is driving energy costs ever higher. We also see and take notice of the reservations and concerns about the travel expenses and the therein possibly resulting reluctance on the part of the dancers to participate.

Therefore, for economic reasons, we made the difficult decision on cancellation – in terms of responsible use of EAASDC membership fees. We deliberately pulled the brakes to save all those involved further expenses as far as possible.

Our deepest thanks go out to the WorkShoppers and all who helped from other Austrian and acquainted clubs as well. They braced themselves against all uncertainties and tried everything they could to make the European Convention an unforgettable event for every dancer. We are infinitely sad about this – ultimately unavoidable – cancellation.

With all the best wishes,

Claudia Kloid

President EAASDC e.V.

Thomas Blaschke

President of The WorkShoppers


VIENNA CALLING … the substitute event

But since many registrations have already been made, some trips cannot be cancelled and some people who have not yet registered would still like to come to Vienna, the WorkShoppers are planning the substitute event „Vienna Calling“ – in cooperation with dancers from other Austrian and acquainted clubs.

The dance floor still will be the BSFZ Südstadt – located at the edge of Vienna, the city with the highest quality of life for several years and incredibly worth seeing. The realisation – if in one to three or even four halls – depends on the popularity of „Vienna Calling“.

The financial responsability lies with The WorkShoppers. So we need a certain planning certainty, before we go on working for „Vienna Calling“. We hope for your support. If you think about attending „Vienna Calling“, please tell us the number of persons until March, 31st 2022 via mail to the-workshoppers@gmx.at

At the beginning of April, we can tell, what is possible with „Vienna Calling“. Ideally, it could take place from Friday through Sunday (July 8th through 10th), as much as possible of the EC levels and with EC callers and cuers. EC key points such as the restaurant catering, the barbecue, overnight stay in BSFZ rooms and the sleeping hall, and the booked parking spaces for mobile homes and caravans should remain in place.

Thomas Blaschke

President of The WorkShoppers

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