Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct
We dance together for fun and enjoyment. Dance is a social activity in which we can be creative and connect with people on and off the dancefloor. Since part of dancing means getting physically close to others, we want to make sure everyone is safe and feels safe while attending our classes, social dances and events. To do so, we kindly ask you to respect the following statements.

If the code of conduct is breached, we reserve the right to remove you from our current and future classes, social dances and events.

  • Take care of your own body. Dancing means inviting people into your personal space, so be sure to provide an enjoyable experience for your partner and yourself by tending to your personal hygiene, health and state of being.
  • Respect your own and others physical & emotional boundaries in any way. Make sure to ask permission beforehand (be it for a dance or something else) and respect any answer without explanation.
  • Dancing is for everyone. Respect other people’s opinions, beliefs and points of view. We do not tolerate harassment or discriminatory language of any kind, be it racist, sexist, homophobic or any other abuse.
  • In our belief, dance roles are unrelated to gender. Everyone can dance with anyone! Don’t assume dance role on gender and clearly communicate in what role both partners would like to dance.
  • Tend to your own and others safety while dancing. Dancing is a physical activity that is associated with a risk of physical injuries. Be aware to not endanger yourself or your partner by jerking your partner, suddenly share your weight (e.g. dipping yourself), or lifting/throwing your partner above the knee on the social floor (e.g. aerials, lifts). Adapt your dancing on the amount of people on the floor and any physical or verbal requests made by your partner. If you have an injury, make sure to let your partner know so they can adapt their dancing to it.

If you are being made to feel uncomfortable, if you are being harassed or notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the organisers or teachers.

General Conditions

  • Bluesdancing Enschede cannot be held responsible for the loss and/or theft of personal belongings
  • Bluesdancing Enschede cannot be held responsible for any injuries and/or illnesses
  • Respect our venues by keeping them nice and clean
  • At classes, social dances and events of Bluesdancing Enschede, pictures and/or videos can be taken and used for promotion of the association. If you don’t want to be in any picture or video, please inform the photographer.
  • Bluesdancing Enschede will use your personal information only for our own administration and communication and will not share it with any external parties without your consent.