Community

Yale Swing, Blues, & Fusion is an intentional dance community. We intend to be a friendly, welcoming, including and safe space. So, welcome =)

By entering our community, we ask that you help us uphold those values.

Inclusivity

We strive to give a good time to everyone coming to our community. To help us do that, ask everyone to dance, regardless of their gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation or experience! It’s more fun when everybody’s dancing!

We also like to talk to people in a friendly way! Treat people as your fellow human beings!

Consent

Both on the dance floor and outside of it, make sure you have someone’s consent before you do anything. Please ask people to dance verbally, and if they want to lead or follow, or if you may dance your preferred role. Please ask verbally before you dance close embrace or before you dip someone.

If you make someone uncomfortable, you will be held accountable for doing so. Accidents happen, but it doesn’t mean you don’t have to apologize!

If you’re uncomfortable during a dance, we encourage you to ask for more space, a lighter touch, or anything you need. If you don’t feel safe, you can walk away from the dance. Please let an organizer know if you’re feeling discomfort!

It’s perfectly fine to turn down a dance. Be gracious and move on!

Collaborative work

We hope that you find those values awesome and that you share them! If you see behavior that seems to not be respecting those values, we can encourage you to either address it with that person or with an organizer.

Our community is run by members of the community and is completely based on volunteering work. If you’re interested in helping us, please contact us : volunteers@yaleswingandblues.org

We want to know about your experience!

If you joined one of our dances and want to give feedback or let us know about concerns you had, please fill out this form!