Category: code of conduct

Unapologetic Consent: Your Obligation To Offer It, and Your Right to Revoke It

Consent, by definition, is the permission for something to happen, or an agreement to do something. It’s a pretty simple concept. But for such a simple concept, I find that consent is often misunderstood, abused, or completely ignored — even in the dance community. Consent cannot be influenced by age, gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, politics, or hair color. Consent can…

In Solidarity, I Resolve to Take Action

There is a lot of discussion in the Lindy Hop community about sexual assault — and for a good reason. I have seen accounts from Sarah, Allison, Heidi, Brenda, and Clara about the inappropriate actions of Steven Mitchell, and I am appalled. If you’ve missed these events, you should read Sarah’s post and the subsequent comments (while taking care to…