Safe and Considerate Space
We want to express our interest in the safety and well being of all attendees at our events and for this reason we have outlined a policy that will help maintain a safe space for everyone to enjoy the music and dance of our events and have fun.
The environment is for everyone regardless of gender/gender identity, race, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, religion, or whatever. We do not tolerate harassment of any kind. If you harass someone, you may be asked to leave; you may be kicked out for life. It is at our discretion. So don’t do it.
In keeping with the above, don’t use misogynist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or racist language. It’s not only wrong, it’s embarrassing for all parties involved.
Don’t treat the ballroom like a pick-up joint. Our patrons do not represent a large pool of people for you to hit on. If you engage in this kind of behavior and make our patrons uncomfortable, we wont hesitate in addressing the issue and asking you to stop and if continued, ask you to leave the event.
Whether you’re dancing, playing music or pouring a drink, do not offer unsolicited advice to your fellow attendees in class or on the social dance floor. In our experience the people who do this are usually wrong anyway (and at the very least, annoying). Teachers are employed to teach so only they should do so.
Consideration to fellow dancers both ON and OFF the dance floor.
On the dance floor; If you kick/elbow or catch someone on the dance floor apologise, its never too late to apologise so if you can’t catch somebodies eye on the dance floor, head over to them after and say sorry. Save your aerials for competitions or jam circles and NEVER try to do an aerial without confirming it with your partner before hand (even if you have successfully performed that particular move in the past with the same person).
Off the dance floor; If someone asks you to dance your response should either be “Yes please” or “No thank you”. Do not shrug someone off, don’t not try to avoid eye contact with someone, be straight up and honest. If you refuse a dance, refuse politely but you do not have to give an explanation. If you say you’ll dance with someone later but not right now, try to go and catch them at a later stage and do actually dance with them.
6. Generally behave like an adult human being. We welcome every lifestyle and every flavour of person, but the venue isn’t your living room or house party so please be respectful to the space and if you spill a drink or make a mess don't be embarrassed to ask a member of staff for help clearing it up.
If this basic policy is not adhered to we will not hesitate in confronting the situation and if necessary you may be told to leave the event without refund.
If anyone experiences anything they feel is inappropriate please do not hesitate in contacting an event organiser or member of staff asap or by ringing Sam on 07988961354. If anyone wants to report something anonymously, please feel free to fill in the ‘contact us’ form on our homepage and use firstname.lastname@example.org as the email.
In an emergency please dial 999.