Code of Conduct

Dancing is meant to be fun! We want to have fun and enjoy connecting with others on the dance floor. At the same time, we also want everyone to feel and be safe while attending our events and workshops. Thank you for reading these points carefully.

The seven points to bear in mind while attending our events:

  • Respect your own and other people’s physical and emotional boundaries.
  • We see dancing as an invitation to tolerance and generosity. However, it’s okay to say “no” without having to give a reason.
  • Respect peoples opinions, beliefs, differing states of being and differing points of view.
  • Take care of yourself and of others – on and off the dance floor (this includes personal hygiene, illness and alcohol. Don’t worry about sweating, if you are, bring a towel and changes of shirts).
  • Be responsible for your own actions. Be aware that your actions can have an effect on others.
  • If you experience or witness any behavior that crosses your boundaries or makes you uncomfortable the organizers are there for you, but remember that simple communication may help.
  • Dance roles are not related to gender. Everyone can dance with anyone!

More specifically:

  • Do not engage in harassment of any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, body size, race, or religion, as well as misogynist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, sizeist, ageist, or racist language. Harassment also includes deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
  • 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.
  • Have care for the safety and comfort of your partner and those around you on the dance floor. Air steps (aerials) on the social floor are unsafe and will not be tolerated. Be aware of where you are stepping. Check where you are going with your dance move before you go there.
  • 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.
  • Don’t take it personally if someone doesn’t feel like chatting for long. Do consider others and their degree of interest if you’re monopolizing their time on the dance floor or in conversation on the side of the dance floor. Most people come for the dancing, and dancing with different people.
  • 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.
  • Respect the venue and its property while being at an event.
  • Report any misconduct to a thatswing teacher or member of our team or a designated volunteer. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a team member immediately and they will be happy to assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.


Any behaviour that threatens other’s safety within the space may lead to exclusion of the event without refund.

If you encounter any problems you want to talk about, please contact us: