Save Dancing in Fairfax County by voting "NO" on Zoning Amendment
  • Petitioned Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

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Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Save Dancing in Fairfax County by voting "NO" on Zoning Amendment

    1. David Norton
    2. Petition by

      David Norton

      Bethesda, MD

The proposed amendment limits all dance floors to 150 sq. feet (12'x12')!!
(Into which they feel we can cram 50 dancers = 18 inches x 18 inches per dancer!)
This problem is not only going to be big but it will literally cause all dancing in Fairfax County to either cease or go underground!

DATES:
- Thursday, March 1st at 8:15pm -  The Planning Commission will be making a decision..  Join us!! 

- Tuesday, March 6th at 4pm -  The Board of Supervisors will make the final say on.. Join us and let your voice be heard!!

LOCATION: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

What to do:
- Sign this petition!!!
- Email the planning commission directly by Thursday March 1st at: plancom@fairfaxcounty.gov
- Tell them to vote "no" on the proposed zoning ordinance amendment.
Things to mention
- Tell them which styles of dance you enjoy & why you oppose the amendment.

Stay in the Loop:
Join our Facebook group and stay informed of everything as it happens. We will continue to push for the freedom to dance.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/282681465134061/
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EDUCATE YOURSELF!!

WTOP Clip: http://www.wtop.com/?nid=149&sid=2762592

- Article in Fairfax Times- http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/article/20120224/NEWS/703029999/1117/fairfax-dance-enthusiasts-resist-county-crackdown&template=fairfaxTimes

- The Amendment (Just read the first 5 pages which give the counties reasoning) http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/zoningordinance/proposed/publicentertainment.pdf

- The Debate: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cable/channel16/pc_meetings.htm
This is the link to the video of the zoning meeting. It is the Feb. 23rd link. Fast-forward to the 1 hour 23 minute mark for the dancing discussion.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Donald Engle NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      I belong to dance clubs and travel 300 miles from Richmond, Va to attend different dance venues. It is impossible to do 2-stepping and other traveling couples dances in the restricted dance area proposed. This is another move by Big Brother to restrict freedoms when they have little knowledge of the subject.

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    • Fran Mong MANASSAS, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      The solution to the County's problem with regard to this amendment does not lie in restricting the size of the dance floors in local establishments. This amendment will severely affect Fairfax County businesses at a time when our economy and particularly our local businesses are struggling to survive and it will penalize members of all dance clubs/groups which meet weekly in local restaurants to teach dance and to support the local dance community and local businesses. I might add that many/most of these same individuals are Fairfax County residents and registered voters.

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    • david velez GOLDENROD, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Dancing is the unification of the soul. Life is expressed thru dancing, so do not take life away fromFairfax county.

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    • Mike Arlinsky FRANCONIA, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is an overstep by local government and too intrusive. I object to it but blame all the other liberals in this county that gave the Fairfax County Board the discretion to determine such petty issues.

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    • Amy Bennett FREEHOLD, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      this has always been a FREE COUNTRY. why would you ever feel the need to limit dancing???? thats like making a football field smaller. NOT GONNA WORK. Just because dancing isnt "mainstream" doesnt mean we can be pushed around! SERIOUSLY! WHATS THE POINT! DUMBEST LAW EVER

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