FLEUR DE LINDY SAFE SPACES POLICY
Fleur de Lindy is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. In joining us on the dance floor, you agree to treat all participants with care and respect, to take ownership of your actions and language, and to abide by our code of conduct.
CODE OF CONDUCT
FLEUR DE LINDY IS FOR EVERYBODY
We welcome participants of any race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, religion, and age. We also encourage participants to dance whichever role they are interested in.
WE DO NOT TOLERATE DISCRIMINATION OF ANY KIND
Racist, misogynist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or any other hateful or hurtful language or behavior will not be tolerated. Any behaviors, actions, or speech that result in making someone feel uncomfortable are unwelcome and will not be tolerated.
WE DO NOT TOLERATE HARASSMENT OF ANY KIND
Harassment, including offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking or following, inappropriate or unwanted physical contact, and any non-consensual sexual attention will not be tolerated.
IT’S EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE A COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT
If a participant explains that you are making them uncomfortable, respect their wishes and adjust your behavior accordingly. If you are bothered by the conduct of another event participant, please contact a member of the Fleur de Lindy team so that appropriate action can be taken to make the event more comfortable for everyone.
YOUR BODY IS IMPORTANT
Respect the bodies and persons of other people: do not touch without asking permission, stop if someone asks you to stop touching them, and give other dancers space and time alone if they need it.
COMMUNICATE BEFORE THE DANCE
When asking for a dance on the social floor, it’s important to express your intention to dance appropriately. Hand gestures such as pointing or grabbing a partner for a dance are discouraged and physical contact before receiving an affirmative answer is to be avoided. Remember to say please and thank you, before and after the dance!
IT’S OKAY TO SAY “NO”
There are many reasons that a dancer may say no to a dance. You have the freedom to say no at any point, and there is no need to explain the reason for your decision. When you receive a “no,” respect their decision without pressing the issue or asking further.
BE OKAY WITH PEOPLE SAYING “NO”
If you ask someone to dance and they say “no,” be comfortable with that response and move on. No one is obligated to dance with you. This expectation extends beyond dance requests to all personal interaction, conversation, and beyond. No means no.
You and your partner are responsible for your own physical safety and that of those around you. Respect your personal space and the space of others around you while dancing. Accidents happen on the dance floor – quickly apologize to your partner and to anyone you may have bumped. Dancing in New Orleans will typically involve a smaller, more crowded space. Be prepared to adjust your dancing appropriately.
WE’RE LOOKING OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER
If you harass or otherwise make someone uncomfortable, you may be asked to leave, you may be banned from events managed by our team, and authorities may be notified. These actions may be taken at the discretion of Fleur de Lindy event team members.
HOW TO REPORT A CONCERN
If you are being harassed or made uncomfortable, if you notice that someone else is being harassed or being made uncomfortable, or if you have any other concerns in or around Fleur de Lindy events, please notify our team immediately. Notification can be made in person during events, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your concerns will always be treated professionally and confidentially.