Code of conduct
No form of harassment at our events will be tolerated, including, but not limited to, verbal abuse, intimidation, inappropriate physical contact or sexual harassment.
Participants asked to stop inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. If a participant is acting in an inappropriate manner repeatedly, the event organizers may remove the participant from the event with no refund.
If you are experiencing harassment or see that someone else is being harassed, please contact a staff member or teacher immediately. Staff members are here to help if you have any concerns.
We expect all participants to follow these rules at the dances and at the workshop venue.
At Lakeside Lindy we want to make sure everyone can feel welcome and have a safe environment to dance and socialize. Therefore, all attendees, instructors, staff, and volunteers at Lakeside Lindy are required to comply with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.
We are dedicated to keep this event enjoyable and safe for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religious views, physical appearance, or skill level. Any emotional, physical or sexual harassment in any situation including classes, dances, other social situations or online media will not be tolerated. Participants violating these rules may be expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers.
We all share a responsibility in conducting ourselves in an acceptable manner and to speak out if we see anything suspicious.
At Lakeside Lindy we promise to treat everyone with respect and we expect you to do the same. Please consider the impact your behaviour, whether deliberate or unintentional, can have on others. Be aware of the comfort and feelings of your fellow dancers. Be respectful of your partner's skill level.
If someone is making you uncomfortable or if you see someone acting in an unacceptable manner, no matter what their status might be, talk to someone about it. The organizers and teachers are here to help and know how to act on it appropriately. Listen seriously if someone tells you something and act appropriately, but be discreet. Don't hesitate to intervene if you see someone being harassed.
If someone is clearly uncomfortable around you or if they tell you something you’re doing is making them uncomfortable, please take them seriously and consider what you can do to make them feel more at ease. Sometimes we might say or do hurtful or unacceptable things without realizing it, and everyone deserves a chance to reflect and correct their behavior. However if we keep getting comments on frequent misconduct, we will not hesitate to remove you from our event.
Consider your choice of words when asking someone or being asked to dance. Generally it is a good idea to ask “Would you like to dance?” rather than just silently grab someone.
Be generous with your dances, but don’t feel obliged to dance especially if the person asking makes you uncomfortable. It's ok to say “no”. You don’t have to give a reason why you don’t want to dance, but it would be polite to do so if you’re simply feeling tired or just don’t like the song. Remember, the intent is for both dance partners to have fun.
If someone says “no” to you, respect their decision. If you’re being refused repeatedly, consider what you could do to make your partners feel more comfortable.