Code of Conduct

Corvallis Swing Dance Society is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable dance experience for everyone, therefore all attendees, instructors, staff, and volunteers at our events are required to comply with the following code of conduct. Organizers and staff will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Declaration of Safe Space

Corvallis Swing Dance Society is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable dance experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form, in person, or online. Sexual language, imagery, and invitations in social situations is not appropriate for any event venue, including dances, workshops, competitions, Twitter, Facebook, and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers.

To Ask for Help or Report Safety Concerns:

    • Find a Corvallis Swing organizer in person during the event, via the front desk.
    • Contact us online through our website contact form.

Code of Conduct Details

No forms of harassment will be tolerated. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments (related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, OR religion), sexual language, images, or invitations in public spaces or online, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of workshops or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately, using one of the methods listed above.

Event staff will be happy to help participants contact the organizers, or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance and your safety.

Illegal use of drugs and/or alcohol is not permitted at Corvallis Swing events.

We expect all participants to follow these rules at any dance and workshop venues.

Being a good dance event attendee

Please do not offer unsolicited advice to 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.

Please be respectful to event staff and volunteers, even if you are experiencing a personal frustration. Without the goodwill of these individuals, a smoothly functioning event is impossible.

Finally, be aware of your own boundaries and physical needs. Drink water, take breaks, say no when you need to.

Please contact someone if you need help.

Dancers’ Bill of Rights

  1. Right to feel safe
  2. Right to ask anyone to dance
  3. Right to say yes to a dance
  4. Right to say no a dance
  5. Right to dance any role

Corvallis Swing Dance Society does not permit aerials on the dance floor.

Please ask your partner for permission before executing dips.