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How to report issues or concerns (choose any)

We are dedicated to confidentiality and to a timely and appropriate response. We encourage any issue, big or small, to be brought to our attention.

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DECLARATION OF SAFE SPACE

Wednesday Night Hop is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion (or lack thereof), socioeconomic status, or beliefs.

Any form of harassment will NOT be tolerated. This includes verbal comments and imagery as well as harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption during dance parties or classes, inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome attention, sexual or otherwise. If someone asks you to stop your behavior, you are expected to do so immediately.

Pushing your own comfort levels is an integral part of learning a new dance. However, context matters as much on the dance floor as off of it. Restrict flashy air moves to jams or performances when there is more room to move, and perform them only with partners you know to be comfortable with them. Be aware of the example you may be setting for new dancers. Be respectful of each other’s personal space and physical limitations: not all partners are comfortable with convoluted moves, restrictive holds or close embraces. Be aware that every dance is unique to your relationship with that partner: what some dancers might do may not apply to everyone they dance with.

The social dance environment is geared towards adult participants. Minors are welcome provided they are accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian.

Wednesday Night Hop retains the right to a wide breadth of corrective actions from private conversations and warnings, to expelling persons from the event as we see appropriate.

SAFE SPACE CONTACTS

The steering committee at Wednesday Night Hop is dedicated to enforcing your right to a safe space, and are available as Safe Space Contacts. To be in touch, simply ask any person of authority (volunteers, DJ’s, emcee’s, or teachers) for the nearest steering member. In particular, LORI or DOUGLAS are visible and weekly presences at the event. Complaints may be made against anyone. If your complaint is against a steering member or the steering staff, please speak to a teacher who will convene a special review by those not involved in the complaint.

If a Safe Space Contact isn’t immediately available to you, please leave your phone number or email in an anonymous feedback box located throughout the venue and a Safe Space Contact will reach out to you personally.

Last updated: April 10th, 2016

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