Blues & Swing Safer Spaces Policy


Blues & Swing at OTY is dedicated to providing a safer dance experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate safer space violations in any form. Anyone violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event (without a refund) at the discretion of the host for the evening.

Safer space violations include, but are not limited to, offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, sustained disruption of events, unwanted physical contact, and unwanted sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any behavior are expected to comply immediately. We expect everyone at the dance to adhere to these guidelines at all times.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this policy, the event staff may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expelling the offender from the event. If you feel unsafe, notice a violation of this policy, or have any other concerns, please inform the host immediately.

The host will be happy to help participants contact local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise help participants feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.