Code of conduct
Retro Weekend Festival is dedicated to providing a welcoming and safe atmosphere for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, physical appearance, dance experience or role.
Therefore all participants, teachers, artists, volunteers and organizers at Retro Weekend Festival are required to comply with the following code of conduct. We are expecting cooperation from all of you to help ensure a safe environment for everybody and we will enforce this code throughout the event.
We do not tolerate harassment of anyone and in any form. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassment via unwanted photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention, in person or online. We do not tolerate sustained disruption of workshops or parties.
Anyone engaging in this type of behavior will be asked to stop and expected to comply immediately. Organizers may take any action they see appropriate to stop harassing behavior, including removing the offender from the event without a refund and notifying the authorities.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please immediately contact a member of our staff or email email@example.com if you’d prefer. Organizers will assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe during our event and help with notifying the authorities.
We are aware that it is not easy to speak up but it will help us create a safer environment.
Here are some good practices that will hopefully ensure everybody’s comfort and well-being during our event.
- Act inclusive and nice to everyone, no matter their race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, physical appearance, dance experience or role.
- Respect your partner, the people around you and yourself. Remember that boundaries may differ from person to person. Keep good faith and trust in communication. If something doesn’t feel right- speak up. Our staff will be available in case you need support.
- Connect with partners the way it feels comfortable for both of you. If your partner uses a hurtful connection consistently, please let them know- they may not be aware of that.
- Avoid unsolicited feedback and instructions. Do not correct others’ dancing unless you were specifically asked to do so.
- Mind the people around you. Accidentally kicked someone on the dancefloor? Apologize and check if they are ok. Avoid aerials in social dancing- keep them for jams, shows and competitions.
- Unintentionally touched someone’s private areas? Apologize.
If someone is repeatedly inappropriately touching you , bring it to their attention or the attention of our staff.
- Be moderate when drinking alcohol. If you are drunk enough to pose a risk to yourself or others- leave the dance floor and switch to water.
- Want to dance with someone? Take initiative and invite them politely!
Everybody has the right to say no to a dance, without the need for explanation. If you say no- do it politely. If someone refuses to dance with you, don’t take it personally- there are lots of possible reasons.