Code of Conduct / Safe Space Policy

3 WAYS TO COMMUNICATE

TALK to us. Officers, Safe Space Coordinators, and Volunteers are trained to help. Our Safe Space Coordinators are SALLY ADAMS and all BDN Officers.

CALL. Safe Space Hotline: 615-905-6847

EMAIL. Safe Space email / Google Hangout: carebearstare.bdn@gmail.com

 

Help maintain a safe, welcoming environment.

If you feel unsafe in any way or are being harassed, talk to or contact BDN staff.

If you see unsafe behavior, talk to or contact BDN staff.

Use the Buddy System when walking to your car.

If you leave with a stranger, notify someone.

 

Safe Space Coordinators (Who you can talk to.)

Safe Space Coordinators are SALLY ADAMSand all BDN Officers.

A Safe Space Coordinator is anyone who has been designated by the BDN officers to hold that capacity and have undergone the Safer Space briefing and training with one of the officers. This training will involve knowing the BDN Safer Space policy and how implement it along with scenario based training to help them understand how to properly investigate a situation, make correct decisions, and contacting the right authorities.

Sally Adams and James Kent

Sally Adams and James Kent

 

Help maintain a safe, welcoming environment.

If you feel unsafe in any way or are being harassed, talk to or contact BDN staff.

If you see unsafe behavior, talk to or contact BDN staff.

Use the Buddy System when walking to your car.

If you leave with a stranger, notify someone. 

 

Policies & Practices:

Ask someone to dance and wait for yes response before making connection. “Would you like to dance? Care to dance? May I have this dance?” This sets precedent for the social floor, using our words instead of assuming someone wants to dance or using non-verbal cues (i.e. an outstretched hand or pulling someone out on the dance floor).

Anyone can ask anyone to dance.

You may always say “No” and never owe anyone an explanation.

 

Harassment-free environment:

BDN will not tolerate harassment, including verbal abuse and unwanted sexual advances. Participants asked to stop harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately or they will be asked to leave and may be banned from future events.

 

Zero-Tolerance Assault Policy:

Physical or sexual assault of any kind is unacceptable. BDN will not hesitate to remove offenders and/or ban them from future events.

Respect yourself, your partner, and those around you.

If something doesn’t feel right- speak up.

If you see or experience harassing behavior or assault from students, observers, or teachers, find an organizer or teacher, or contact us online so we can handle the situation in a firm, professional, and discreet manner to maintain our safe space. We want participants to be comfortable reporting inappropriate behavior.

 

Other class & floor etiquette:

Please don’t give unsolicited feedback to other dancers.

Refrain from using strongly smelling soaps, deodorant, cologne or perfume. We also provide breath mints.

If you accidentally hit or kick another dancer, stop, apologize, and make sure they are okay.

 

3 WAYS TO COMMUNICATE

TALK to us. Officers, Safe Space Coordinators, and Volunteers are trained to help. Our Safe Space Coordinators are SALLY ADAMS and all BDN Officers.

CALL. Safe Space Hotline: 615-905-6847

EMAIL. Safe Space email / Google Hangout: carebearstare.bdn@gmail.com