If you have a concern about our events, email us at CommonFloorContraDance@gmail.com or use our Anonymous Feedback Form.

Cancellation

        We might have to cancel an event for weather or global pandemics. We will try to decide no later than 2 days before the event. Dancers should subscribe to our mailing list or check our website before heading to a dance to see if it is canceled.

Health (COVID-19 stuff)

Don’t attend if you feel ill

Wear a well-fitted N95 (or similar) mask. Masks optional for performers while in the stage area.

Have an up-to-date vaccination (the bivalent boosters released fall of 2022) unless you're waiting to receive it because you recently had COVID.

Notify CommonFloorContraDance@gmail.com if you test positive for COVID-19 in the 10 days following a dance, so we can notify attendees.

We'll reconsider these policies in March of 2023 based on current circumstances.

Code of Conduct

Practice good communication and ask for consent. Be attentive to how your partner dances.
Invite people to dance and always respect their answers when they say “no.” Do not pressure them.
Speak and act with respect. There will be a wide range of experience levels, and people from a variety of backgrounds on the floor.
People’s chosen dance role does not reflect their gender expression. If you’re confused on the dance floor, ask them what their dance role is.
Check in about dance roles, injuries, and flourishes each time you dance with someone. Ask for consent every time! If someone agrees to something once (twirling, dips, a close embrace) it does not mean they always consent to it.
If you see a dancer in your set make a mistake, do your best to take a moment to verbally show that dancer where they have to be next. Do not shove or grab other dancers. It is more important to have fun, than to get everything right.
Dance with safety in mind. On the crowded dance floor, be aware of nearby dancers when twirling, avoid squeezing hands and forceful leading or self-flourishing. Keep in mind that many dancers have injuries that may not be visible.
Be there for each other. If you see something problematic, or someone struggling, either let the dance organizers know or approach that person and check in with them.
Give and take feedback gracefully. For example: "Would you like (or May I offer) a dancing tip?"
We do not tolerate hate language of any kind, at any time, at our dances. If you bring it to our dance, you will be escorted out immediately.
Systematic or continued unwanted and annoying actions, including threats and demands, will not be tolerated. This can be verbal, physical, or sexual, and none of it is ok.
Our events are drug and alcohol free, do that somewhere else.

This is a living, breathing document and will change over time. We invite community input and any changes will be published on this website.