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Code of Conduct

PSDS Code of Conduct

The Perth Swing Dance Society (PSDS) is dedicated to promoting swing dancing and culture throughout WA. At our events, everyone is there because they enjoy swing music, dance and culture! We welcome all people to dance events regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, race, or religion. The PSDS is committed to providing a safe scene for everyone to enjoy. All people engaging in PSDS events are required to act in accordance with our Code of Conduct to help ensure a safe and fun environment is created for everybody to enjoy.

 

WHAT IS NOT OKAY?
Any unwanted or unwelcome behaviour (sexual or otherwise) which makes a person feel offended, humiliated, or intimidated. Examples of harassment and bullying include but are not limited to:

 

WHAT IS OKAY? aka, how can I treat everyone respectfully?
Dancing is about fun, but also about consent. Communicate with your partner and ensure you are both feeling comfortable and safe.

If someone lets you know, verbally or non-verbally, that they are feeling uncomfortable, address your behaviour, apologise sincerely, and make a change immediately.

 

HOW CAN I REPORT SOMETHING?
Do you feel like there has been a breach of our Code of Conduct? Tell us! If you are injured, feel uncomfortable or unsafe, or are experiencing or witnessing inappropriate behaviour, please let us know. We will take immediate action. We will handle any issue, big or small, with absolute seriousness and in the strictest confidence.

You can approach:

Violations of the Code of Conduct will result in a range of outcomes, from a conversation and reference to the Code of Conduct, to expulsion from our venues and events.

Repeated infringements of our Code of Conduct will not be tolerated.

If you need emergency assistance, crisis hotlines such as the below are also available to you.

Have fun, make friends. Be supportive and respectful of each other, and keep each other safe.

 

A copy of the Code of Conduct will be available at every event run by the PSDS, and can also be found on our website at www.perthswing.com.