Yes, you will be able to dance at weddings this year.

However, you may have to shake it by yourself, according to new New York state measures.

On Monday, Gov. Cuomo OK’d ceremonial and socially-distanced dancing at catered events statewide.

But, while those exact dancing rules weren’t readily made apparent, the state said there will be “strict guidelines.” Check back for more information on that.

Today’s news comes as New York wedding venues are prepping to increase occupancy on March 15 to 50 percent, with a cap of 150 people. The current restrictions allow for 50 people per reception.

Here are the rules for catered events, starting March 15, according to the governor’s office:

  • All patrons must be tested prior to the event.
  • Sign-in with contact information required to assist with potential contact tracing.
  • Venues must notify local health departments of large events, above the social gathering limit, in advance.
  • Masks will be required at all times except when seated and eating or drinking.
  • Ceremonial and socially-distanced dancing allowed under strict guidelines.

“From day one, we have said that our COVID recovery is not a choice between public health and the economy — it has to be both — and in New York we’re demonstrating how to do that safely and smartly,” Cuomo said today.

Cuomo also announced as of March 5, movie theaters in New York City can begin opening with 25 percent capacity, and billiard/ pool halls can open in NYC at 35 percent and the rest of the state 50 percent.

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