Austin Swing Syndicate Code of Conduct
OVERVIEWAustin Swing Syndicate is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable event experience for everyone, therefore all attendees, instructors, staff, and volunteers at Austin Swing Syndicate are required to comply with the following code of conduct. Austin Swing Syndicate Board Members and Assigned Safety Staff will enforce this code throughout any Austin Swing Syndicate event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
OPTIONS FOR HELP
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Find a Safety Staffer during the following designated hours: Thursday 8pm-12am at the front desk or DJ booth
- Call (512) 200-2467
- Find an Austin Swing Syndicate board member in person (during the event) at the front desk or DJ booth
DECLARATION OF SAFE SPACEAustin Swing Syndicate is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery in social situations is not appropriate for any event venue, including dances, workshops, competitions, Twitter, Facebook, and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the Austin Swing Syndicate Board Members or Event Organizers.
CODE OF CONDUCT IN DETAILNo forms of harassment will be tolerated. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments (related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, OR religion), sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of workshops or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately, using one of the methods above.
Event staff will be happy to help participants contact the Safety Staffer, Austin Swing Syndicate Board Members, Event Organizers, or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance and your safety.
We expect all participants to follow these rules at any Austin Swing Syndicate dance venues.
BEING A GOOD DANCE EVENT ATTENDEEPlease do not offer unsolicited advice to fellow dancers either in class or on the social dance floor.
Please use your full range of senses on the dance floor to avoid accidental collisions and injuries. It is every dancer’s responsibility to be aware of their own and their partner’s movement and position, as well as the movement and position of the dancers surrounding them, in order to avoid all forms of dangerous contact.
Please do not do any aerials, air steps, or lifts while on the dance floor or in the venue. We do not want you injuring yourself, your partner, or others around you.
Please be respectful to both event staff and volunteer staff, even if you are experiencing a personal frustration. Without the goodwill of these individuals, a smoothly functioning event is impossible.
Finally, be aware of your own boundaries and physical needs. Do not neglect your health, do remember to sleep, do wash your hands frequently, and do remember to take your meds if applicable.
PLEASE CONTACT SOMEONE IF YOU NEED HELP. BE SAFE, AND ENJOY Austin Swing Syndicate!