After nearly two years of a ban, dancing in BC nightclubs is allowed again, and Friday night saw a joyful return to nightclubs and dance studios as health restrictions public COVID-19 have been lifted.
Public health officials announced Feb. 16 that capacity restrictions would be lifted, meaning nightclubs and dance studios could reopen and dancing with strangers would be allowed.
The announcement came as a relief to anyone working in the nightlife industry, according to Daphne Doll, an exotic dancer who performed Friday night at Vancouver’s Penthouse Night Club.
“I kind of think there might be a resurgence in nightlife because people have felt lonely and bored for so long,” she told CBC News.
“I can kind of anticipate there’s going to be a bit like a boom…whether it lasts or not, I’m not sure.”