Virtual clubs let you dance through the pandemic (includes video story)

When COVID-19 first struck the United States, many entertainment venues were forced to close. As the number of cases continues to rise months later, some nightclubs have brought the party online.

The virtual club alternative allows DJs and other performers to provide live entertainment for people from the comfort and safety of their homes.

For many, Zoom clubs are more than dance parties. They’re also a way to enjoy the company of a community while social-distancing and contribute to social movements. 

“People are not ready to, like, go to a club yet,” says Isaiah Ramos, DJ and host of The Saddest Spiral. Like many other virtual clubs, The Spiral transitioned to a fully online format.

Jessie Perez is a senior at Florida International University pursuing a Bachelors of Communications in broadcast media. She hopes to become a news anchor and have her own podcast.

Jennifer Peña is a Miami native who enjoys storytelling through writing and editing. She is currently a graduate student at Florida International University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication and Media.