Codes of Conduct

Meet: Jaesic Wade

Jaesic Wade (they/it) is so excited to be joining us at Motley Hue as our Safety and Access Lead this year! Jaesic has been a huge movement nerd all their life. With Fusion, they have been a part of the community since 2017 in dancing, DJing, teaching, and organizing. For the past year and a half, however, they have been cultivating knowledge and skill for developing safer dance spaces through Consent Academy classes, their time as a peer support specialist, and through their long term work of being a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice educator, consultant, and coach. For the last 7 months, Jaesic has been working with Fen Lastra (Kennedy) through their joint project Changeling Spaces, a safety and access resource for policy, protocol, consultation, education, and facilitation. Together they are supporting dance scenes across the country to implement policy that fosters new culture for accessibility, inclusion, and safety. As one half of Changeling Spaces, Jaesic will be consulting with Fen throughout our event to ensure we have an as safe and accessible event as possible! If you have any questions or safety/accessibility concerns prior to the event, please comment below or email with the subject “Motley Hue Safety Inquiry.”

Creativity & Responsibility

Cultivating Curiosity, Courage, & Compassion

A more comprehensive list of our expectations:

* We realize that to fully carry out any one of the suggestions below takes a lifetime of inner work.   We just ask that if you are joining this event, your intentions are in alignment with the concepts below.

“It’s my first time! What can I expect?”

A quick list of customs for our dance floor:

  1. Who asks who to dance & how?
    • All genders & dance roles can ask each other to dance. 
    • Many people dance both roles, so it is common to have a conversation with your partner about what dance role you would like to participate in. 
    • You can also specify what kind of dance you would like to have (slow, energetic, or a specific style, etc). 
  2. How many dances in a row?
    • It is assumed that we dance one or two songs in a row with a partner, but you are free to re-ask your partner to dance at any point, as dancing multiple songs in a row is a great way to increase connection.
  3. When is it appropriate to touch someone?
    • We try to always use verbal communication before assuming that a person wants to be touched, especially if we do not have a prior relationship with them.  This includes when asking people to dance. 
  4. When can I offer advice to my partner?
    • We don’t ever offer unsolicited advice to our partners.  We can always ask someone else for advice if we have questions about something.  If someone is hurting you, please tell them your experience of what is happening.