Legends 2020 Statement

To our community,

      Due to the health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, Legends has come to the extremely difficult decision to cancel our championship this season. We have spent the last few days extensively deliberating both internally and externally with eligible teams. With heavy hearts, we concluded that the health risk posed to our dancers, audience, and other community members could not justify continuing to host Legends this season. Additionally, on March 12th, 2020 Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker & Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot mandated that all events involving 1000+ must be canceled immediately in Chicago. These circumstances led us to the decision to make the well-being of our community our top priority this season.


     Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee Legends 2020 at a postponed date. As the COVID-19 situation remains extremely volatile, we are unable to determine the timeline for when conditions would be safe enough to host Legends 2020. Additionally, after sharing a sensing survey to our potentially eligible teams, we realized that other logistical issues such as graduations, internships, and travels prevent us from finding a new date that is fair to all teams. We want to thank our community, and especially our teams and partner competitions for being a part of our journey this year. To the graduating seniors & those dancing in this circuit for a last season who lost out on the great experiences, please do not ever stop growing your passion for dance, this community, and the spirit of giving back.


     We want to thank our media team, judges, exhibitions teams, and sponsors for believing in us and helping bring our vision to fruition. And most importantly, we want to thank our amazing board for pushing the limits of what Legends can do and be after countless hours of preparation.


    Legends was founded on the principle of “for dancers, by dancers”, and we will continue to work together to provide the best experience possible to our community. We will be using the remainder of the season to make progress on our internal and external initiatives in order to continue the growth of this circuit. Thank you for continuing to support us, and we can’t wait to see where Legends 2021 takes us. As always, please reach out to us with any questions at legends@desidancenetwork.org .




Pooja Mehta & Rishab Mokkapati
Legends 2020 Co-Directors

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