Pandemic Perspectives

It has been a challenge to navigate this pandemic with all of the protocols, shutdowns, and changing restrictions. At least we have managed to acquire some grants and low interest loans which are helpful to keep things afloat


With the various shutdowns, we have stopped and started group lessons a few times. We have managed to keep some private lessons going all along, plus booking an occasional reception.

See our current dance class schedule here:


Since last June I personally have had 8  "pandemic interviews" on the local TV news stations. We appreciate all that free publicity. You can see the online news articles here.

More perspectives continued below "pandemic interviews"...

Pandemic Interviews

# 1 interview

June 10, 2020 KIMT 3

Blue Moon Ballroom - reopening


# 2 interview

July 27, 2020 KAAL 6

Blue Moon Ballroom - business assistance A


# 3 interview

Aug 27, 2020 KTTC 10

Blue Moon Ballroom - business assistance B


Oct 14, 2020 KAAL 6

# 4 interview

Martial Art Fitness Center - PPP grant


# 5 interview

Oct 15, 2020 KIMT 3

Blue Moon Ballroom – grand reopening


# 6 interview

Dec 15, 2020 KAAL 6

Martial Art Fitness Center - MN covid relief bill


# 7 interview

Dec 31, 2020 KIMT 3

Blue Moon Ballroom - New Year’s on hold


# 8 interview

Jan 11, 2020 KIMT 3

Blue Moon Ballroom – reopening from 2nd shutdown

Pandemic Perspectives Cont...

Many have expressed how much they miss our bands, milongas and Blue Moon Mix dance events. We look forward to those starting back up.


Our reception schedule is quite full for 2021 as you can see here: Wedding receptions have so many restrictions that we weren't able to host any until recently. Hopefully back to full operation soon.


We would like to thank each of you who have helped us here at the Blue Moon by taking private lessons, paying for lessons in advance, donating to this cause and staying in touch with us. 

Fred Gommels

Updated 02-16-2021

Blue Moon Ballroom

2030 Hwy 14 East – Rochester, MN 55904

Contact Fred at: 507-288-0556 or

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