Code of conduct
We all love to dance and to share our passion for dancing. However, for everyone to have a nice evening and to truly enjoy themselves, we ask you to keep the following things in mind.
- If you like to dance, show initiative and ask a person for a dance. Please respect that everyone has the right to politely decline your invitation—for any reason. No hard feelings!
- Not everyone likes to dance in every kind of style and/or connection. Especially dancing close together (like for example with Close-embrace in Blues dancing) doesn’t feel comfortable for everyone all the time. Please take care that your partner feels comfortable during the dance and don’t hesitate to ask if you’re in doubt.
- Some of the spaces we dance in are relatively small; please take care of each other and pointed heels or sharp-edged shoes. If you bump into someone, apologizes and make sure the other person is okay.
- We each have individual dance styles. If you’re not explicitly asked for feedback, please do not comment on or criticize another person’s dancing. Dangerous maneuvers and unpleasant or even painful connections are, of course, exception, and require feedback. Everyone should feel comfortable!
- For this reason, please also reserve your aerials for performances and jam-cicles only! Even if you know your partner well and even if you have practiced air-steps before, aerials on the social dancefloor are pretty dangerous as you cannot control the space around you.
- Dancing all night is a sweaty matter. Think about whether you need a change of clothes.
- We’re all here to have fun. Enjoy your night and do your best so others can enjoy themselves as well. If there is anything that doesn’t feel right to you, please reach out to the SwingZeit team.