The COVID-19 pandemic has been a disaster for many small businesses, and especially for Texas dance halls. Often located in rural areas, dance halls are usually open only for social activities dependent on bar sales during those events. Governor Abbott’s orders attempting to limit deaths due to COVID have closed “bars” (with 51%+ revenue from alcohol sales) and restricted most large events. As a result, many dance halls have been closed since March.
Halls have continued to pay their utility bills and building insurance with little or no income for the past six months. They have burned through most, if not all, of their cash reserves … with no end in sight. Texas dance halls need our help.