Re-opening of Jitterbugs Night Out

The re-opening of JNO will occur in two phases:  a soft open and a Grand Re-Open.

Because many residents of Douglas County have had the opportunity to be vaccinated, Omaha Jitterbugs is going to ease back into JNO. The terms of the soft open may not be what dancers are looking for, but bear with us as we try to be safe and responsible.

Soft Re-Open, May 14

Hours:   8:00 – 10:00, Beginner Lesson 8:00 – 8:30

Waiver:  Purchasing admission to an event or class means that you agree to the terms of our COVID waiver.

Food & Drinks:  Water stations will not be supplied. Please bring your own water and do not bring in any outside food.

Bar Downstairs: Be advised that the Lodge bar downstairs is a private club, and does not require masks.

Ventilation: The Upstairs has a separate HVAC system from the downstairs  The Upstairs will have windows open, fans on, and air purifiers throughout the space. 

Cleaning:  Sanitizer will be available throughout the venue. Staff members will be accessible if sanitizing products need to be located or replenished.  We encourage all attendees to wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.

COVID symptoms:  Please refrain from attending if you or anyone in your party are experiencing the following:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Other symptoms of COVID related illness per the CDC Guidelines

JIVE Volunteers:  JNO will require set up, the desk,  DJ, and clean up.

Capacity:  Even though our venue is allowed to operate at full capacity, we will allow only 50% capacity.


In the spirit of Omaha Jitterbugs, we want to respect the differing views of others regarding masks.  Everyone has their own comfort level.  We want to encourage a culture where people are not made to feel uncomfortable if they choose to wear a mask or if they choose not to wear a mask.  Therefore, masks will be encouraged for JNO participants and required for JIVE only while they are working at the front desk.  

Grand Re-Opening

We are making the assumption that we can open back up to full capacity late in the summer, with beginner lessons.  Date and details will be announced.


Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

We cannot wait to see you again!


Lindsay Sobczyk, Artistic Director

Nancy Novotny, Operations Director

Christmas Griffin, Board President