Statement of Behaviors

The mission of Northwest Dance Network is to inspire the art, joy, and excellence of non-competitive social dance. We are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for dancers of all abilities and aspire for every dancer to enjoy a positive experience at Northwest Dance Network events.

To best achieve this, we expect all participants attending Northwest Dance Network events to:

  1. Treat instructors, staff, volunteers, dancers and other participants with courtesy and respect
  2. Obey all laws and follow any rules governing use of the facility
  3. Communicate and respect personal boundaries
  4. Refrain from making unwanted sexual advances
  5. Our dancers always may politely and kindly decline a dance
  6. If someone declines a dance with you, please accept their response politely and kindly
  7. Refrain from using foul, inappropriate, abusive verbal and non-verbal communication
  8. Support and encourage your partner rather than criticizing what you perceive as shortcomings
  9. Avoid dance moves that may put others or yourself at risk on the dance floor
  10. Practice good hygiene; avoid fragrances; wash hands or use sanitizer frequently; bring a change of clothing if you tend to perspire while dancing
  11. Promptly report any concerns regarding departures from these guidelines to the Dance Manager or any Northwest Dance Network board member
  12. Leave without incident if asked by Dance Manager of Northwest Dance Network

Instructors and other representatives of Northwest Dance Network further agree to:

  1. Model the highest degree of integrity and professionalism
  2. Listen to concerns from participants objectively and address them as immediately as possible and appropriate
  3. Make sincere efforts to ensure participant’s privacy and confidentiality when addressing complaints or concerns
  4. Bring concerns and complaints to the attention of the Northwest Dance Network Board

Revised  August 2018

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