Our complete Codes of Conduct
This is a comprehensive & friendly list of expectations and suggestions for how to interact with our community. Take a look if it is your first time with us.
Link to our Anonymous Form.
We always appreciate you reaching out in person or through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) first, because when hard things happen it is so much better for all parties involved to be as connected and human as we can.
We understand not everyone is in a place where they can do that, so please use this form if that is you.
An overview of our mission for Bravery and Safety:
We invite you to be fearlessly creative!
We invite you to go outside your comfort zone and take risks: dance with new people, try a new move, make mistakes and mess up! Engage in physical & verbal conversations that might not be available to you other places.
With great freedom, risk taking, and individuality comes great responsibility.
We are responsible for caring, communicating, and listening to each person on the fusion floor even more than we would on other dance floors. Approach each other with humbleness, listening, and respect.
We are coming together from many different dance backgrounds, which has the potential to create new, powerful experiences. It also means that we cannot make assumptions about the dance exposure, comfortability level, personal boundaries, or training that anyone else has.
We would like you to feel empowered to have open dialogues with each other. If you feel uncomfortable with anyone, having an open conversation with that person yourself can only help us to grow stronger as individuals & improve our community.
Our Brave & Safe team is always available to talk with you, either to just listen, give you advice on how to have a conversation, or to talk with someone on your behalf- either anonymously or not. We love it when people tell us what’s going on! Chances are that if you have had a problem, someone else has too.
Basic Ingredients for an Awesome Partner Dance:
Upper Body Shaping, Lifts, Dips, Contact Improv:
These are more dangerous movements for both the partnership and the dancers around you. We think these are important movement choices we want you to be able to explore in this space.
That means that you have to care for your partner by asking them verbally or nonverbally if they are comfortable with these things, and you have to be aware of the people around you. If it is crowded, don’t do it!
We are all in this space dancing close together. Please take care to change shirts, wash your armpits regularly throughout the evening, or wear a deodorizing product.
Ask Me to Dance:
We believe in consent culture. That means that we always ask people to dance with respect, defaulting to our words. Saying “no thank you” is always an option, and all genders & dance roles can ask each other to dance. You can also ask or tell your partner what dance role you would like to participate in or what kind of dance you would like to have.
No Sexual Contact:
There is no sexual contact on the dance floor. Flirt & take it somewhere else. That means no excessive humping by any gender on anyone else, and if you have external genitalia and you are turned on, it is your responsibility to keep it away from your partner. That means no making out on the dance floor. —> Can you have sexy dances? Yes! Can you impose a sexy dance on someone else? No! –>Avoid awkwardness and hurt: If you want to have a sexy dance, ask your partner with your words first.
If you are in a dance that is too intense for you, just stop the dance, create space, and/or tell them verbally how you feel.
If we see something against our Codes of Conduct, or someone comes to us with an issue about your conduct at the dance…
First course of action: We will sit down and have a conversation with you about the incident. We want to pass on information, clear up any confusion, and hear your point of view.
Further courses of action: Highly dependant on each unique situation. Motley Hue reserves the right to do any of the following:
— Put you on “watch” with our staff, to help you navigate the dancefloor with new information.
— Give you action items to help you change problematic behaviour.
— Ask you to leave the dance for the night or the weekend.
— Report your behaviour to regional scene leaders.
–Report you to public authorities.