To achieve this, we ask you to abide by the following code of conduct during the event.
We reserve the right to handle any violations of this code of conduct as we deem necessary, which may include ejection from the event without a refund. We also reserve the right to refuse admission for any reason.
Treat others with respect
If you experience harassment during our event, or notice that someone else is being harassed, please contact a member of our event staff right away, so that we can help put a stop to it.
Help keep others safe
We all love trying new dance patterns and movements, but be mindful of the inherent risk of injury. Any movement that increases the danger of hurting your partner (or other dancers) makes for unsafe dancing.
Avoid forceful movements that could cause an injury by yanking or jerking your partner, or making your partner move before they are ready. Avoid lifts, drops, or other dramatic weight-supported moves that your partner may not be prepared for.
Be mindful of other dancers around you to avoid accidental collisions and potential injuries. Be especially careful when the dance floor gets crowded.
If anyone near you falls or is injured, please offer immediate assistance and check if they are okay. If you see that someone needs medical attention, contact a member of our staff immediately,
Dancers of all levels of ability will be at our event. You can help grow our dance community by welcoming beginners!
We want everyone to feel comfortable attending our event, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, ability, ethnicity, religion, nationality, or other personal circumstance.
Social dancing should always feel safe. You are entitled to:
- Choose who you want to dance with.
- Choose whether to lead, follow, or switch roles during the dance (if your partner agrees).
- Choose to change partners for the next dance, dance again with the same partner, or take a break.
If someone makes you feel uncomfortable, touches you inappropriately, or hurts you, it is okay to say “no” or “stop.” You have the right to turn down an invitation to dance, or to stop dancing with someone who mistreats you or ignores your wishes. You do not have to give a reason.
If someone says “no” or “stop” to you, honor their request.
Never pressure anyone to act against their own feelings.
If someone turns down your invitation to dance, move on.
If someone refuses several invitations to dance, stop asking and move on!
Thanking your partner will always be appreciated. However, unless someone specifically asks for feedback, never offer unsolicited advice, teaching, criticism, or comments about physical appearance.