At Royal City Swing we are proud of how welcoming and inclusive our swing scene is. We want our attendees to have a fun, exciting, and inspiring experience and return week after week. We are dedicated to making sure our guests feel safe and accepted, no matter their gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, size, appearance, race or religion. In order to ensure this positive atmosphere, we are implementing the following anti-harassment policy:
No forms of harassment will be tolerated, which can include offensive verbal comments, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of workshops or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Anyone engaging in this type of behavior will be warned and/or ejected from the event without a refund at the organizer’s discretion.
If you feel unsafe, or if something just doesn’t look right or feel right, 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 confidentiality. Your courage in coming forward can keep incidents from being repeated.
Some general good conduct notes:
Our venue is a public space, be sure to keep an eye on your belongings.
If you are a parent of minors, be sure to chaperone your children appropriately. The majority of Royal City Swing Events are all ages, and accepting of minors. (Licensed events sometimes may have age restrictions, and will be clearly advertised as such.) If you are a concerned parent, please contact Royal City Swing organizers.
Apologize for accidental unwanted physical contact. Accidental contact includes dance floor collisions, kicks, and stepping on feet, as well as accidentally touching another person’s private parts. Continually make an effort to improve your floorcraft so that future accidental events do not occur.
Accept when someone says ‘no’ to a dance. Every dancer has a right to ask anyone else to dance, and also the right to decline any dance.
Do not offer unsolicited advice to your fellow dancers. There is a time and a place for giving advice, and that time is not on the social dance floor. Even in classes, be sure to ask first before providing feedback.
Please do not sneak into the event without paying nor enable others to do so. It’s tacky and shows disrespect for the event, the bands/dj’s, the instructors, the organizer, and our scene in general depends on your entry admission to continue thriving.
Respect the venue and Royal City Swing property. Misuse of anything Royal City Swing owns/rents/leases will not be tolerated.
No soliciting without approvals. In general, we allow flyers for other swing dance events to be displayed at RCS; however, you must get approval from the organizers first.
Be considerate and respectful to the Royal City Swing organizers and volunteers. Remember that Royal City Swing is a non-profit organization and is run by volunteers who are working long hours for nothing more than the chance to enjoy our events. Please be kind to them.
Our friends at Holy Lindy Land have generously let us edit and use their etiquette infographic here, please use it as a general guide for our venue and events: http://bit.ly/2mnlklC
Liability Waiver and Photo Release
By attending Royal City Swing, you hereby agree to the following:
You recognize that dancing is a physical activity and can be strenuous and may even cause physical injury, and you are fully aware of the risks and hazards involved. You declare yourself physically healthy and are safely capable of participating in this event and its classes, dances, training, and/or rehearsals.
You agree to assume all responsibility for any injuries or damages which you may sustain while taking part in the event, and you knowingly and voluntarily waive any claims against Royal City Swing and its organizers, staff, employees, and independent contractors for any injuries, known or unknown, that you may sustain as a result of participating in the event.
You acknowledge that Royal City Swing and its organizers, staff, employees, and independent contractors are not responsible for any loss or theft of your belongings.
You authorize Royal City Swing to use any photos or videos of the event in which you may appear for promotional purposes, and waive any rights of compensation or ownership.