Codes of Conduct

Motley Hue Codes of Conduct

By attending Motley Hue, I agree that I have read, understand, and will follow the codes of conduct below.


  • Respect & Diversity
    • I am a valued member of the dance community.  No matter my background, my experience, or my ideas, I have something valuable to contribute to the realm of dance.
    • I recognize that people have different values and viewpoints than I do, and that they are still valuable members of the community.
    • I understand that social dances are an opportunity to enjoy dancing with people of many different levels and dance backgrounds, and I am encouraged to find new experiences dancing with many people.


  • Creating Community
    • I am encouraged to actively participate in building the dance community.  To do so, I will seek out new people to dance with or talk to.  I don’t know who might hold the keys to my next inspiration!
    • I can also foster connections by introducing or reintroducing myself with each new dance.  I can also choose to include the pronouns that I wish to be addressed with.


  • Personal Boundaries
    • I will strictly respect the physical and personal boundaries of my fellow attendees on and off the dance floor.
    • I can let my partner know that I wish to dance as close together or as far apart as I want, for any reason I want.


  • Invitations to Dance
    • I will ask someone to dance with respect, and choose to accept or reject requests with respect.  I am free to accept and decline dances for whatever reasons I wish.
    • If someone says no, I will accept their answer knowing that I am still a valuable member of the community, and move on to have just as much fun dancing with someone else.
    • It is assumed that I dance one song at a time with my partner, but I am free to re-ask my partner to dance, knowing that dancing multiple songs in a row is a great way to increase my connection and enjoyment with them!


  • Safety on the Dance Floor
    • It’s okay for me to inform my dance partner if something they do makes me uncomfortable or physically hurts me.  Additionally, I will respect my dance partner’s request that I stop doing something that makes them uncomfortable or physically hurts them.
    • I will not attempt dance moves (such as aerials, kicks, lifts or overly large movements) that are potentially dangerous to my partner, the dancers around me, or myself.  I will do my best not to step on, bump, or trip other dancers; I will be gracious if I accidently do, and still gracious if someone does it to me.
    • I will care for my own safety.  I am responsible for determining what I can and cannot accomplish on the dance floor.
    • I will take care not to wear extraneous jewelry or other accessories that can get my partner’s way or harm them.


  • Sexual Contact
    • I understand that dancing with someone is about sharing the love of dance, and not an invitation for sexual contact.
    • I know that as a responsible adult, if I am uncomfortable with my partner’s actions I am free to be clear with my verbal communication and ask them to change their behaviour.
    • If for some reason I am unable to communicate with my partner, the behaviour is severe or it is repeated, I will speak with a Motley Hue organizer as soon as possible.
    • If I personally observe inappropriate actions inside the venues or classrooms, I will bring it to the attention of the Motley Hue organizers.
    • I know that Motley Hue Volunteers are clearly marked with badges around their necks and that they can direct me to an organizer, whom I can speak to knowing that if I wish my information and identity will remain confidential.


  • Cleanliness of the Space
    • I understand that I am responsible for the cleanliness of our venue just as much as the staff is.
    • I will keep my coats and bags off the seats, keep open containers of liquid off the floor, and throw away my trash.
    • I will be responsible and respectful with my late-night food, taking care that I do not take more than I can eat, and that I clean up after myself.


  • Cleanliness of Myself
    • I will care for my hygiene and appearance.
    • I will wear a deodorizing product, bring towels or extra clothing if I sweat a lot, make use of hand sanitizer and mints, and always wash my hands after I go to the bathroom.
    • If I have a cold, or any other condition which would be contagious on the dance floor, I will respect my fellow dancers by choosing to get some rest, heal myself, and not coming out to dance.


  • Feedback
    • I can share the love and give positive feedback to DJs, instructors, and dancers whenever I choose.  I can clap for songs I enjoy or walk up to the dancers, DJ, or bands afterwards to let them know in person.
    • While I am free to give negative feedback, I will do so either when asked, through the Motley Hue surveys, or in a manner that is private, open minded, and respectful of the person receiving it.
    • I understand that the social dance floor is for fun, and I should not offer unsolicited dance advice to my partners.
    • I know that collaborating with my peers is a great way to learn, and I am free to ask for advice from my colleagues any time I want during class.  I also understand that everyone learns in their own way, and that I will always ask my partner before I offer my own advice.


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