The swing dancing community is a friendly and fun space and group of people. However, as in the rest of society, inappropriate and abusive behaviours can occur. We are not immune to it, but we can do something about it!
As with any social situation among adults, we cannot monitor every person's actions, nor can we promise that every person will behave appropriately at all times. However, our organisation is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everyone, and this is only possible with your help and cooperation.
If you participate in our Friday night dance (and all other events OSDS may organize), we ask that you respect the values below. Dance attendees, volunteers, DJs, musicians, teachers, and organizers violating these values may be warned, sanctioned, or expelled from the dance, without a refund, or banned from future dances, at our discretion. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact safety.osds[at]protonmail.com
SAFETY, CONSENT, & INCLUSION POLICY
We are dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everyone regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, dis/ability, body size, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), nationality, dance skill level or dance role. We expect you to help.
We are specifically dedicated to fostering a community free from oppression, harassment, abuse, and violence. See the Protocol of intervention for concrete examples and definitions of problematic behaviour that go against our values.
Some people follow, some people lead, and some people do both; keep that in mind and respect their choice.
WHO TO TALK TO