Motley Hue Codes of Conduct
By attending Motley Hue Fusion, I agree that I have read, understand, and will follow the codes of conduct below.
For questions or concerns, I will seek out a Motley Hue staff member wearing a Gold or Silver Arm Band.
Codes, except for armband color, have not changed from 2018.
**If you are new to this event, please read thoroughly.**
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 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
- 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 not attempt dance moves (such as aerials, kicks, lifts or overly large movements) 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 anonymously I can do so through the Anonymous Feedback from.
- 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 Milla or 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: Gold Gold or Silver Arm Band
Questions or Concerns: MotleyHueFusion@gmail.com