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Hop to the Beat Code of Conduct

Overview

Hop to the Beat is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everyone. All attendees, instructors, staff, and volunteers are required to comply with the following code of conduct. Cooperation is expected from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody. Do not hesitate to approach the event organizers, instructors or staff directly with any questions or issues.

Declaration Of Safe Space

Hop to the Beat is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). Harassment of participants, or event staff is not tolerated in any form, including social situations at any event venue (including dances, classes, workshops, and competitions) and online media (including Twitter, Facebook, and other online social media).

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments (related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, OR religion), sexual language and images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of classes or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers, at their discretion, may take any action deemed appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately.

Event staff will be happy to help participants contact local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance and your safety.

All participants are expected to follow these rules for the entire duration of attending a Hop to the Beat event.

Being A Good Participant

Please do not offer unsolicited advice to fellow dancers either in class or on the social dance floor.

Be courteous and respectful to others, however, it is not required to dance with someone if you feel it is an uncomfortable situation. Trust your instincts.

Please use your full range of senses on the dance floor to avoid accidental collisions and injuries. It is every dancer’s responsibility to be aware of their own and their partner’s movement and position, as well as the movement and position of the dancers surrounding them, in order to avoid all forms of dangerous contact.

Please be respectful to event staff, even if you are experiencing a personal frustration. Without the goodwill of these individuals, a smoothly functioning event is impossible.

Finally, be aware of your own boundaries and physical needs.

Do not hesitate to contact someone if you need help.

Be safe and enjoy Hop to the Beat events!

Refund Policy

The refund policy varies according to the event. Please see the description for each individual event.