The organization team of Stir It!, is dedicated to providing an exciting, respectful, inclusive, and encouraging environment.

As a participant or attendee at any of our event, you are a valued and unique part of that environment. The following are a few priorities and guidelines that are deeply important to Stir It!. We encourage all participants to read and follow these guidelines.

Everyone is entitled to an environment free from harassment. This environment is for everyone regardless of gender/gender identity, age, sexual orientation, ability, mental health status, physical appearance, body size, race, religion (or lack thereof), or dance experience, skill or style.

Stir It! does not tolerate harassment in any form at our events and on our media channels. This includes homophobic, racist, misogynist, ableist, transphobic language, unwelcome sexual language, inappropriate touching, and inappropriate comments on physical appearance. Harassing language, actions, and imagery in social situations is not appropriate for any event, including dances, workshops, and competitions. All participants are entitled to enjoy the thrill of partner dancing without having to confront unwelcome interest, inappropriate or untoward comments.

Anyone can ask anyone else to dance.

Anyone can say no to a dance without obligation or excuse.

Please be respectful to all other event participants, event staff, venue staff, and event volunteers. Without everyone’s goodwill, a smoothly functioning event is impossible.

On the dance floor, have care for the safety and comfort of your partner and those around you. It is every dancer’s responsibility to be aware of their own and their partner’s movement and position, as well as the movement and position of the dancers surrounding them in order to avoid dangerous contact.

Air steps (aerials) on the social floor are unsafe and will not be tolerated. Save them for jams, competitions, and performances. If you or your partner bumps, kicks, or otherwise interacts in an unsafe way with someone else on the dance floor, apologize and check that all are okay before continuing to dance.

During any type of partner dancing: If you are uncomfortable with a particular embrace, do not be afraid to mention this to your partner. Please respect the boundaries of other dancers and your own personal boundaries.

If you experience, witness, or hear of a violation of this code, or an instance of behavior that causes you concern, we encourage you to take one of the following actions:

  • Speak to an event organizer.
  • Speak to an event volunteer, for example at the bar, who will direct your concern to an event organizer.
  • Speak to a friend, someone you’re comfortable with, and ask them to either join you in speaking with an organizer or to speak to them on your behalf.
  • Send an email to us directly at stiritfestival@gmail.com

Once we are contacted, we will do our best to find a way to proceed together with the person who contacted us. Rest assured that we will treat your report with confidentiality. A breach against our code of conduct may lead to a warning, being excluded from the event and potentially even being excluded from future events.

No matter the event or circumstance, we encourage you to voice your concerns with any Lindy&More or Stir It! board member, at any time. We hope you have a great time dancing at Stir It! and can be a positive and considerate contributor to our celebrations of dance and music of all types.