Motley Hue Codes of Conduct
Below is a comprehensive list of expectations and suggestions of positive ways of interacting with our partner dance community. If you are new to our Motley Hue dance communities, please take the time to read thoroughly, as it will be helpful for you to understand us and what is expected of you.
As always, feel free to reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By attending a Motley Hue event, I agree that I have read, understand, and will follow the codes of conduct below.
Respect & Diversity
- I will respect myself: I am a valuable member of the fusion dance community, no matter my level of experience, age, sex, gender expression, sexual preferences, body size, ethnicity, or religious beliefs.
- I will respect others: I recognize that people have different values and viewpoints than I do, and that they are still valuable members of the community.
- I am encouraged to actively participate in building the fusion 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 foster connections by introducing or reintroducing myself with each new dance.
- I can choose to include the pronouns that I wish to be addressed with when introducing myself.
- 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 or two songs at a time with my partner, and 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
- I can 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 be especially careful if I attempt dance moves (such as aerials, kicks, lifts, contact improv on the floor) that could be 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.
- I understand that dancing with someone is not an invitation for sexual contact, but about sharing the love of dance.
- 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.
- I will speak with a staff member if for some reason I am unable to communicate with my partner, the behaviour is severe, or is repeated.
- If I personally observe inappropriate actions inside the venues or classrooms, I will bring it to the attention of a staff member.
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 coats and bags off seats, open containers of liquid off the floor, and throw away my trash.
- I will be responsible with late-night food, not taking more than I can eat, and cleaning up after myself.
Cleanliness of Myself
- I will care for my body odor by washing or deodorizing, 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 contagious condition, I will respect my fellow dancers by staying home and choosing to rest & heal.
- If I want to share feedback I can do so through the official form sent out after the event I attended or through the Anonymous Feedback Form at anytime.
- 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.
- If I have read this whole code of conduct diligently, I will find Flouer at some point this weekend and say “Aardvark”! We all care 🙂
- I understand that the social dance floor is for fun, and I should not offer unsolicited dance advice to my partners.
- 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.
Talk to the staff: At large events they will be indicated with armbands.
Questions or Concerns: MotleyHueFusion@gmail.com