ETIQUETTE 
Helpful Tips to make your night more enjoyable

 

  • Golden rule - Treat others as you’d like to be treated!

 

  • Personal Hygiene - Before attending the dance make sure you look, smell, and feel clean.  We have mints available.

 

  • Sweat - Many dancers bring a towel or change of shirt for when they get sweaty.

 

  • Scents - Be aware that some people have sensitivities and/or allergies to strong scents such as smoke, cologne or perfume. Please try to moderate your use at the venue.

 

  • Germs - Wash your hands after using the restroom. There is hand sanitizer available if needed. Don’t dance with other people if you are contagious.

 

  • Attire - Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in, and that is appropriate for an all ages venue. If you’re not certain what you’re wearing will be appropriate, bring an alternative option.

 

  • Shoes - Don’t wear marking soles or stilettos that may cause damage to the dance floor. If you’re going to wear street shoes, please make sure that they are free of grit and dirt.

 

  • Safety - Avoid dance moves (such as aerials, kicks, lifts or overly large movements) that are potentially dangerous to your partner, the dancers around you, or yourself.  

 

  • Awareness -Protect your partner! Be spatially aware of other dancers in your partner’s blind spot.

 

  • Teaching on the Dance floor - Do not critique your fellow dancers before, after, or during a dance. Conversely, do not ask instructors to teach on the social dance floor. They are there to enjoy the dance.

 

  • Socializing - If you are not taking classes, please make sure your voices are low, so students can hear the instructor. During the dance, avoid standing on the dance floor to have conversations.  

 

  • Community - Actively participate in building the dance community.  Seek out new people to dance with or talk to. Foster connections by introducing or reintroducing yourself with each new dance.

Remember, some people like to do traveling dances at Om Fusion. Please make room on the outside lane in the Line of Dance. 

FUN DANCES 

Please read the information below. After all...who doesn’t want Fun Dances?! 

 

Floorcraft - Be spatially aware of yourself, your partner, and others around you. Learn to recognize a variety of dance movements, so you can steer clear of collisions. For example, Waltz is a traveling dance, West Coast Swing is a slotted dance, etc. Once you know what to look for, you can use your frame to prevent collisions. If there is an impact, apologize immediately and make sure the other parties are okay.

 

Understand that YOU are responsible for your own experience and happiness. We want to empower YOU to be proactive and find solutions to meet your needs. Use your voice! Say what you want and don’t want.

 

Notify a staff member if you need assistance, or if you are unable to resolve something. Please let us know if you have feedback or see something that needs to be addressed. We want to hear from you and work together to improve your experience. If you see something, say something.

 

Diversity - Our strength is in diversity.  Our community consists of many dance styles, age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, sexual and gender identities, and levels of dance experience.

Please respect each other to foster a place where everyone can experience the magic of dance.

 

Ask someone to dance verbally. Ask before you lead a lift or dip. Ask your partner if they are comfortable with close embrace. Ask if they’d like to lead, follow, or switch. Just ASK!

 

No - Respect the “No.” It is okay at any time, for any reason, or no reason at all, to turn down a dance. Please be respectful. Try not to take it personally.

 

Consent -  Use clear and respectful communication to express your needs. Make sure you get verbal CONSENT in the form of “Yes!” If you have not received a verbal, and exuberant, “Yes,” it is a “No!”. Do not make assumptions.

 

Empower your community to look out for and support your fellow dancers.  If you are uncertain whether someone would like help, check in (see Consent). Step in and help where needed.

 

Safety - Let’s work together to create a place where everyone can enjoy dancing.

Our staff reserves the right to give feedback to anyone, at any time, for violating our code of conduct.