Code of Conduct

Overview

At Lindyfest we challenge you to learn new things, meet new people, perform, be inspired, and to work on a true American artform. Therefore, we are dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everyone – and as such, we have some expectations of you, as well as our instructors, staff, and volunteers.

Our Code of Conduct

  • Lindyfest is a family-friendly dance event. Sexual language and/or imagery is not appropriate at any part of Lindyfest either at the event or online – including dances, workshops, competitions, Facebook, etc.
  • Lindyfest is for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, race, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, religion, dance ability, and so on.
  • We are not a singles group or a pick-up joint. Lindyfest is for people that enjoy our wonderful swing dance hobby. You will meet people, but they are fellow swing dancers, not a pool of people to hit on.
  • Other people are not obligated to do things you may want. This includes not dancing or not doing a specific move while dancing, as well as non-dance related activities. When in doubt, ask. On second thought, always ask. If someone tells you to stop, stop.
  • We will not tolerate harassment of any kind. If you harass someone, you may be warned, sanctioned, expelled without a refund, or banned for life. It is at our discretion. So don’t do it.

Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Our Safe Spaces Team

If you are being harassed, notice that someone is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact us immediately. We will treat these issues with the strictest confidence.

Our team consists of Irena Spassova, Nicole Zuckerman, Carl Nelson, and Danielle Ingram. They will be available at any point throughout the weekend. Here is how to get in touch with them:

On Being a Good Attendee

  • You’ll be dancing with many other people. You may want to chew gum or bring breath mints, wear deodorant and/or cologne, or bring a change of shirt.
  • Wash your hands frequently! Germs spread fast.
  • Please do not offer unsolicited advice to your fellow dancers either in class or on the social dance floor.
  • Please use your full range of senses on the dance floor to avoid accidental collisions and injuries. It is every dancer’s responsibility to be aware of their own and their partner’s movement and position, as well as the movement and position of the dancers surrounding them.
  • Never do aerials on a social dance floor.