Safe space policy:
Drag the Blues is committed to creating and maintaining a safer, more cozy and respectful space for all members of the community. The festival must be a good experience for all participants, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, physical appearance, body size, age, race or dance ability . We do not tolerate the harassment of the participants of the event in any way. Anyone who deals with hostilities or violent behavior can be expelled from the event, without any reimbursement, at the discretion of the organizers of Drag the Blues.
To report a complaint outside the space of the event, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our web page.
To report a violation of this policy during the event and to get immediate assistance, contact some of the organizers or with any of the volunteers at the door.
Code of conduct and desired community regulations
Drag the blues wants to be a house where everyone feels comfortable. We work to dismantle oppressive systems and the detrimental treatment of others for reasons like gender and sexual orientation, in order to develop a safer and more powerful space to dance. Whether you are a dancer, an instructor, an organizer, new to the dance scene or have been dancing all your life, we strive to make Drag the Blues an event that unites the community.
We ask that you join us in this effort by following this rules:
- Respect. We will show about ourselves and others both word and action throughout the event. We value all people regardless of age, race, religion, nationality, creed, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, weight, ability, dance skill, politics and political affiliation, lifestyle and personal borders. We will deal with respect and act with courage and compassion even if we see other people who do not behave with respect.
- Establishing the consent We respect the physical and emotional security of another person, both inside and outside the dance floor. We will ask you before you start dips, hugs, kisses and more intimate relationships. Suppose consent is not established unless we hear a "yes." Consent can not be established with someone who is coerced, under a influence or unconscious. We encourage everyone to establish verbal consent so that it is the clearest.
- Real talk about consent. We recognize that we could involuntarily break a limit and accept that we are open and humble if we consider this situation. We recognize that others may violate our limits and we will strive to be brave when using our words to communicate our needs. So we can all learn from the situation.
- Yes and No. We encourage those who want to say "yes" to do it with enthusiasm and those who want to give a "no" (for some reason) or "not for now" to do so bravely. If we receive a "no" or "not for now", we will receive it with grace. We will try to apply these principles to our other interactions, such as asking people to dance or any other proposal to start a closed position.
- Dance Roles. We accept individual freedom to dance in any role, regardless of historical gender expectations, dancing bravely in any role we prefer at the moment, even if it is not our dominant role. We celebrate ambirol culture and change dance and recognize that it is a choice that not all people prefer to do.
- Feedback to the dance. We will not give feedback during social dances, unless expressly requested or that the behavior in question is painful or potentially harmful. If we ask for comments, we understand that we have no obligation to provide comments.
- Health and hygiene. Because we value our attending companions, we will practice good hygiene. This will not only allow us to connect with others more effectively, but also to promote good health.
This policy was inspired from the Safer Spaces Policies distributed by Mile High Blues. Licensed CC BY-NC-SA.