Code of Conduct

For events that CB hosts and controls the space for (i.e. House Parties, workshops, The Blues Mill):

Code of Conduct:

Collectively Blue provides space to dance, relax, and have a good time. In order to make this possible, here are some guidelines for being an awesome community member and doing your part to make this scene even better!

  1. We want every single person, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, religion, etc. to be able to feel welcomed and comfortable in our spaces. We do not tolerate harassment of any kind. If you harass someone, you may be asked to leave; that may be for the duration of a dance or the duration of the weekend, at our discretion.
  2. Don’t use misogynist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or racist language. If you say something that someone finds offensive, listen to them, apologize, and don’t use that language again.
  3. Don’t offer unsolicited advice on the dance floor. If someone is new and would like some guidance or instruction, take that interaction off of the dance floor.
  4. Generally, be an adult human. Use your judgment – behavior that is appropriate for a house party is perhaps less appropriate for a dance in a studio.

Should you have any harassment-related complaints, please bring your concerns to any member of Collectively Blue’s core staff (Laney Barhaugh, Nick Burt, Eryn O’Neil, Susan Olson, Amanda Kueper, Molly Quigley, and Robert McCauley). We treat these issues with the strictest confidentiality. Your courage in coming forward can keep incidents from being repeated.

Underage consumption of alcohol during our events is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate expulsion. Additionally, any individual providing alcohol to minors will also be expelled from the event. We strongly encourage minors under 16 to have an accompanying parent or guardian – we are happy to waive admission if you are at the event to observe a minor.

Adapted from the Mobtown Ballroom Code of Conduct.