Sometimes it is hard to find an open ear for your concerns on the busy dance floor. In order to make it as easy as possible to talk about your well-being, an overwhelming or unpleasant situation or report an incident, we put together the Vienna Sugar Blues Care Team. The Care Team will be around at the parties at all times. Just look for their special glowing flower crowns and reach out to them if you need help taking care of yourself and are comfortable sharing your experience and needs.
“Hi, my name is Lisa and I’m a psychotherapy student. (Blues)Dancing means the world to me and I couldn’t do without it. It is also very important to me that the community I dance in is welcoming and diverse.”
“Hi, I’m Savina! I work in law and dance lindy, blues and all the rest, aside from doing random things like learning Czech and following US politics. I am a volunteer at heart and love when communities are shaped mindfully and inclusively.”
“Hi, I’m Elizabeth. Originally from the USA, I can speak English, German & Chinese. My dancing roots run deep and whatever role I am in (teacher / organizer / dancer) I strive to create inclusive spaces and provide encouraging words to foster joy and growth. As a member of this team it is my wish to make your experience at VSB 2023 as positive as possible.”
“Hello! I am Shawn, I am a primary school teacher during the daytime and an improviser and dancer by night. I love learning about people, getting in touch with the playful side of life, and reading books in the bath. I am looking forward to meet everyone at VSB and helping provide a safer space during the event!”
(c) Photo Credits: Jiri Lubojacky
“Hi, I’m Ben. I study nursing and am interested in accessibility and inclusion. Apart from dancing I like being politically active and also nerdy stuff.”