Category: consent

Difficult Conversations: Broaching the Topic of an Intimate Connection on the Dance Floor

Uncomfortable Connections on the Dance Floor I’m fairly certain that we’ve all experienced that moment where a lead or follow connects to us in an uncomfortable way. Maybe it is uncomfortable because it is physically painful, or maybe it’s uncomfortable because it’s an intimate place on my body — it happens. How do you manage it? If you are a mature…

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…