Brighton Lindyhoppers have a friendly and inclusive swing dance scene. We have a code of conduct to keep it that way, please have a quick read.
We believe that the Lindy Hop world is welcoming, supportive (and awesome!) and that instances of inappropriate behaviour are rare. Our Code of Conduct is designed to acknowledge that we all have a responsibility to build safety into events, and to contribute to the wellbeing of the whole community. We love to dance, and we want you to love it too.
The following good people guidelines apply to EVERYONE attending our events, including members of staff, volunteers and visiting teachers:
- We will be NICE to everyone and treat all people with respect. We will not harass anyone. We will not discriminate according to sex, gender expression or sexual orientation, nor race, religion, or nationality. We will treat everyone equally, regardless of age, ability, physical appearance, lifestyle, dance experience or dance role.
- We will be INCLUSIVE and invite others to dance, and we will be gracious if turned down. We may say no without giving a reason, but we will be polite when doing so. If we are told no, we will accept it without question.
- We will be RESPONSIBLE for our own physical safety and that of others nearby. We will practice safe floor-craft and say sorry if we accidentally bump another person. We will not offer unsolicited advice or instruction, nor perform aerials on the social floor. If we consume alcohol we will do so responsibly, and if we are drunk enough to pose a risk to ourselves or others, we will leave the dance floor and retire to the bar.
- We will be RESPECTFUL and acknowledge that the personal boundaries of others may not be the same as our own. We will be mindful of the appropriateness of language that some may find offensive. We will not touch anyone without consent and we will apologise immediately if we unintentionally touch a person’s private areas.
- We UNDERSTAND that following the above guidelines ensures a better experience for everyone and that participating in any kind of verbal, physical or sexual abuse will have consequences. This may include, but is not limited to, being asked to leave without refund and exclusion from future events.
- We, the organisers, PROMISE to treat any reports made, from dancers in our home scenes or elsewhere, with sensitivity and to keep all details as confidential as is possible (however, in the event of a police investigation, all information will become disclosable).
We encourage anyone who has experienced or witnessed intimidating or inappropriate behaviour to tell an organiser.
At Brighton Lindyhoppers your suggested points of contact are Amanda or Graeme. Both can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you would prefer to contact them individually, talk in person, or speak to another member of staff, you are welcome to do so at any event throughout the year.
What information do Brighton Lindyhoppers collect about me?
We collect basic information from you when you sign up to our mailing list, such as name and email address.
How do Brighton Lindyhoppers collect information about me?
We collect your information when you contact us to ask to be added to our mailing list, or when you tick an ‘opt-in’ box to our mailing list when registering for a workshop, course or event.
Why do Brighton Lindyhoppers collect information about me?
We collect information about you to email you newsletters, as well as to communicate about the courses, workshops or events you sign up to. We will never share your data with third parties.
How can I update my personal information?
You can update your personal information and preferences by following the link at the bottom of a newsletter from us, or simply by dropping us an email to let us know which information you would like to change. This includes if you would like to unsubscribe.
How long do Brighton Lindyhoppers keep information about me?
We keep information about you until you ask to be removed from our mailing list. When this is the case, we remove your information in its entirety. We also reserve the right to remove people from our mailing list, should we choose to. For example, we may remove people where we believe their conduct does not reflect our Safer Spaces principles.
Photos and videos
From time to time we take footage (either photographs or short videos) of our events and classes. We share these on our Facebook page and sometimes our website. If you do not wish to be featured, please let the teacher or door person know on arrival.