Participants at Slowdown deserve to feel safe, respected and valued at all times.
We welcome dancers of any gender dancing as lead or follow and we celebrate diversity. Please don’t assume a lead/follow role when asking for a dance. If you don’t know your partner…please ask first!
We encourage you to ask a stranger to dance, but put no obligation on dancers to accept a dance. Please decline respectfully and always consider the feelings of others on the floor.
Slow dancing can sometimes include close embrace but it certainly doesn’t have to. Please be mindful of the connection you are making with your partner, listen carefully to verbal and non-verbal cues while dancing and make your partner’s comfort your highest priority. If a connection or touch makes you uncomfortable please alert your partner and ask them to change or end the dance.
For everyone’s safety please refrain from any aerials or lifts on the social dance floor.
We all want to enjoy dancing ’til the wee hours together! Respect your fellow dancers by paying close attention to hygiene: clean shirts, deodorant and breath mints make for a happy dance floor!
WHAT’S NOT OK?
There will be no tolerance for any physical, verbal or sexual harassment on the dance floor, in class or at any other time during the event.
The teaching team are all extremely experienced and are there to teach and give both group and individual feedback. As a participant please avoid giving any uninvited feedback either in class or on the social floor.
The organisers of Slowdown reserve the right to take any action we deem appropriate to resolve any situations brought to our attention, including asking any participant to leave the event without refund.
If you feel uncomfortable at any time in class or during social dancing, please make the issue known to Shobhana Nambiar, Cathie Gough, or Andy Fodor to talk about your concerns, or email for confidentiality firstname.lastname@example.org
We commit to keeping any complaint confidential if requested.