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Entry from March 30, 2020
Social Disdancing (social distancing + dancing); DisDancing

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic led to “social distancing.” “Social disdancing” (social distancing + dancing)—also spelled “disDancing”—became popular. This is dancing at a proper social distance from another, or dancing by one’s self while isolated in quarantine. 

“Social DisDancing” was posted on Twitter by Manuel C. Widmer on March 9, 2020. “#SocialDisDancing” was posted on Twitter by Elizabeth Monzingo on March 12, 2020.

The term had briefly been used earlier. “Even Fonzworth Bentley is disdancing (distancing himself through dancing) from Kanye” was posted on Twitter by MKupperman on April 25, 2018.


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Wikipedia: Social distancing
Social distancing, or physical distancing, is a set of non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures taken to prevent the spread of a contagious disease by maintaining a physical distance between people and reducing the number of times people come into close contact with each other. It involves keeping a distance of at least two-metres from others and avoiding gathering together in large groups.

Twitter
MKupperman
@MKupperman
Even Fonzworth Bentley is disdancing (distancing himself through dancing) from Kanye
7:42 PM · Apr 25, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Javier Buentello
@BuentelloJavier
Replying to @MKupperman
DISDANCING IS NOW A THING I WILL TEACH AT THE DANCE STUDIO.
8:34 AM · Apr 26, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Manuel C. Widmer @home RamWhale
@mcw_bern
Ich schlage ja den gesellschaftlich wahrscheinlich besser akzeptierten Begriff “Social DisDancing” vor…
Man dancingMan dancingMan dancing
#corona
Translated from German by
I suggest the term “Social DisDancing”, which is probably better accepted by society ...
Man dancingMan dancingMan dancing
#corona
2:39 PM · Mar 9, 2020 from Berne, Switzerland·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Philipp Evenburg
@Piratenbaer
Replying to @janboehm
Samstag ist Disdancing-Party im Berghain.
Translated from German by
Saturday is disdancing party in Berghain.
9:25 AM · Mar 12, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Elizabeth Monzingo
@elizamonzi
What are other small ways we can individually help out such that the overall community effort is substantial and worthwhile? /3 #coronavirus #SocialDisDancing?
11:06 AM · Mar 12, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Yuppsta
@realYuppie
#disdancing
Quote Tweet
tagesanzeiger
@tagesanzeiger
· Mar 13
Bars, Restaurants und Discotheken dürfen geöffnet bleiben, sofern sich maximal 50 Personen gleichzeitig dort aufhalten.
Show this thread
10:54 AM · Mar 13, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Yuppsta
@realYuppie
#disdancing !!
(ich finde es mega witzig)
Translated from German by
#disdancing !!
(I think it’s super funny)
12:32 PM · Mar 13, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Erika Gaetano
@yo_erikag
I was just think I need outdoor speaks to rock this neighborhood from next door. #quarantunes Multiple musical notes #socialdisdancing
Quote Tweet
John Nichols
@NicholsUprising
· Mar 13
Sicily has figured out this whole self-isolation thing.
#COVID19 #CoronavirusPandemic
1:26
7:41 PM · Mar 13, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
of_f_course
@chrishilgert
Replying to @SeanBaekTO
#DisDancing
10:12 AM · Mar 19, 2020·TweetDeck

Twitter
Eddie Coblentz
@EddieCoblentz
Whatever it takes. #disdancing #triplets
0:38
8:02 PM · Mar 19, 2020 from Arden Hills, MN·Twitter for iPhone

News4JAX (Jacksonville, FL)
News4Jax is practicing social disDANCING!
Carianne Luter, Social Media Producer
Published: March 20, 2020, 3:22 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Show us your moves!

News4Jax is encouraging viewers to get up and get moving despite working from home and while the gym is closed.

Eden Kendall, the host of River City Live on Channel 4, made dancing TikTok with her daughter on Friday.

Twitter
Rev. Jimmy McArthur
@jimmymcarthur
So far, #isolationship and #disdancing are part of the new pandemic vocab.  What else do we have out there?
4:21 PM · Mar 20, 2020·Twitter Web App

KVUE (Austin, TX)
List: 100 things to do while stuck at home social distancing
Ride roller coasters, check out museums, tour historic and mysterious locations ... virtually, of course.

Author: Brittany Flowers
Published: 6:14 PM CDT March 23, 2020
Updated: 6:14 PM CDT March 23, 2020
(...)
6. Dance. (Social DisDANCING)
Turn on your favorite song to dance to and go crazy, or follow along with Esquina Tango. 

YouTube
Hopkinton Middle School DisDancing
Mar 25, 2020
HCAM
Hopkinton Middle School DisDancing
Courtesy: Hopkinton Middle School
Song Credit: Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop the Feeling

Twitter
IG @AngelitoFrmDaBX
@AngelitoFrmDaBX
Enjoy the nyc Dope party in this lockdown Friday night #NYCDOPEPARTY #DISDANCING #nycshutdown #NYC https://facebook.com/watchparty/206578980649329/
10:04 PM · Mar 28, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Fidel Cashflow
@DJFidelCashflow
DJing for your self isolation dacnce party #socialdisDANCING #quaranSTREAM
1:39:13
Fidel Cashflow
@DJFidelCashflow
DJing for your self isolation dacnce party #socialdisDANCING #quaranSTREAM
pscp.tv
10:57 PM · Mar 29, 2020·Periscope

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