To help us create a beautiful space together, please:
Bring your curiosity, openness, sense of adventure, and acceptance.
The most important thing we can offer each other is a willingness to show up and be true, take risks and experiment in the way we move, and spare ourselves and others from judgments.
Please, no conversations on the dance floor.
We dedicate the floor to movement, music, connection, the sound of feet slapping on the floor. We keep verbal conversations out in the hall. Using words to communicate an immediate need is always welcome.
Interact with small children in a helpful way.
Because small children have a harder time regulating their own talking, we’re mindful when engaging them — we try to do so in a way that encourages movement and physical interaction, not conversation.
Please, don’t take photos/videos.
We arrive with clean bodies and clothes, as some are sensitive to body odors. We also avoid chemical perfumes and deodorants, as some are sensitive to those. At the same time we understand that bodies sweat, and we welcome the inevitable scent that arises when people dance exuberantly together.
And be clean.
Please don’t use alcohol, drugs, or other consciousness-altering substances before or during the dance.
Be mindful of where your body is in relation to other bodies.
There are lots of us. For your safety and others’ safety, maintain awareness especially when coming on and off the dance floor. Be particularly aware of small children, Elders and when entering and exiting the dance floor during songs. Dance and move with awareness.
Treat your space with respect.
Each venue has slightly different guidelines. At the WOW Hall we are asked not to dance on the stage (or play on it). At the Vet’s Club it is important that children (and others) are not using spaces others than those assigned to us. In particular, we are asked to limit our use to the second floor rooms as long as they are not otherwise occupied. We may have other requests from time to time ~ but generally speaking, please use common sense and courtesy.
Please arrive and depart on time or within the boundaries of our venue rental agreement.
This is particularly true with the Vet’s Club, as there is another dance class directly following ours. Please exit the space in a timely manner and respect that the next dance event begins soon after us at 8:00. We want to cultivate good relations with our neighbors in the greater dance tribe, Thanks for your support
Please remember to silence your cell phone.
~Thank you for dancing with us!~