Code of Conduct

We’re all here to have fun in an environment where everyone feels safe, so we will…

Be NICE to everyone and treat all people equally and with respect. We won’t discriminate according to sex, gender expression or sexual orientation, nor race, religion or nationality. Be aware that anyone may lead or follow, and you are encouraged to try both roles.

Be INCLUSIVE and invite others of all abilities to dance and we will be gracious if turned down. We may say no without giving a reason but will be POLITE when doing so and if we promise to dance later, we will honour that promise. After a dance, be THANKFUL to your partner or invite them for another.

Be THOUGHTFUL and acknowledge that the personal boundaries of others may not be the same as our own. Be aware of the appropriateness of the language we use that some may find offensive. It is okay to stop dancing at any time if someone is making you feel uncomfortable.

Be MINDFUL of our own personal hygiene and bring towels, spare clothing and extra deodorant if necessary. Be CONSIDERATE when choosing our clothing, footwear and accessories and we will not wear anything that is potentially hazardous to ourselves or others.

Be RESPECTFUL during classes and listen to instruction and feedback from our teachers. Do not offer unsolicited advice or ‘coach’ others either during rotation or on the social dance floor. Try asking “How did that feel for you?” or “What can I do to make that easier for both of us?” to really nail those tricky moves.

Be RESPONSIBLE for our own physical safety and that of others nearby – leads, follows and solo dancers. Practice SAFE FLOOR CRAFT and stop dancing to say sorry if we accidentally bump into another person. Please do not use talc/wax on our dance floors but change your footwear instead. Absolutely NO AERIALS on the social dance floor.

Harassment, intimidation, predatory and bullying behaviour will not be tolerated at Swing in Time. If you see it, or are a victim of it, please contact your teacher or host asap.

All such issues will be dealt with confidentiality, sensitivity and fairly – if in doubt, shout!