Lindy Focus XV

The Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues, and Jazz Dance Camp and New Year's Party - Dec 26, 2016 to Jan 1, 2017

LINDY FOCUS CODE OF CONDUCT

OVERVIEW

Lindy Focus is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable event experience for everyone, therefore all attendees, instructors, staff, and volunteers at Lindy Focus are required to comply with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

OPTIONS FOR HELP

  • SHORT TERM - Call or text 717-508-7233, or email lindyfocussafespace@gmail.com. A professional counselor, Marley Hirsch, will listen to your description of the situation and act accordingly.
  • LONG TERM - Email lindyfocus@gmail.com if you want to discuss bigger-picture issues or thoughts about safety at the event. (note: these may not be addressed until post-event)
  • OR Find an organizer in person (during the event) via the front desk in Laurel Lobby or Expo.

DECLARATION OF SAFE SPACE

Lindy Focus 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 conference organizers.

CODE OF CONDUCT IN DETAIL

No 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 Marley, the 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 dance and workshop venues.

BEING A GOOD DANCE EVENT ATTENDEE

Please 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.WHEN TRAVERSING THE HALLWAYS, please no shoving or pushing, say “excuse me” when you need to pass, and keep your voices down for those in their rooms trying to sleep!

Please be respectful to both event staff and hotel 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 LINDY FOCUS!