Code of Conduct

We care about you

We care most about you and that you feel comfortable at the Vienna Sugar Blues Festival. We want you to also extend this care to others. Any harassment such as physical mistreatment or verbal insults are not tolerated at our event. In case anything happens to you or you witness anything that concerns you, please get in contact with your care team or the organizing team.

The organisers will address anyone who will show a behavior in contravention with this code and is entirely entitled to take any appropriate action including the removal of an attendee, temporarily or definitely.

Our code of conduct applies to all members of the community (organisers, teachers, DJs, Band members, contractors, volunteers and dancers). By attending the Vienna Sugar Blues Festival 2018, you have read, understood and will respect the code of conduct:

Respect your fellow dancers

Please treat each other with genuine respect. Be aware that what might be in your comfort zone, might not be equally true for others.

Dance roles do not equal gender roles

Please keep in mind that in a social dance setting with leading, following and switching, we do not assume the other person’s dance role. We invite you to clearly express which role you want to dance when you ask someone for a dance.

Mind your own and other people’s bodies

Please be careful when dancing and make that you and your partner both have a safe and pleasant dance experience.

1. Be mindful of other dancers around you and keep your dancing social-floor friendly

2. Ask for consent before you lead moves such as dips or dance in close embrace

3. Apologise for accidental swiping/touching of sensitive body parts

4. Tell your partner in case you got an injury or something hurts

5. Stay hydrated, and make sure to eat

It’s ok to say no

It is okay to say no to a dance when asked. Please be respectful and accept a “No” when asking for a dance and equally be kind when you decline a dance.

When dancing with people, please take care of good personal hygiene to make dancing more comfortable for everyone involved. You know your body, bring an extra change of clothes, towels, or deodorants if you need it.

Personal care and hygiene

When dancing with people, please take care of good personal hygiene to make dancing more comfortable for everyone involved. You know your body, bring an extra change of clothes, towels, or deodorants if you need it.