RLX is pretty cool, but a space is only as good as the people in it. Our expectations are pretty straightforward: take care of yourself, and take care of each other. If something feels off, let us know. If you witness something that looks strange, ALSO let us know!
Here are some general guidelines for what the community expects:
- Do not use sexist, ableist, racist, homophobic language: This is an easy one folks.
- Practice active and enthusiastic consent: Want to dance with someone? Use your words and ask them. Do not initiate physical touch without a person’s express permission.
- Related, everyone should be in control of their own body: Respect people’s right to say yes OR no to a dance. Leads, don’t lead any moves during which the follow is not supporting their own weight. And for goodness sake, no aerials on the social dance floor.
- Don’t offer unsolicited advice on the dance floor: Unless someone explicitly asks for it, they don’t want it.
- Absolutely no illegal substances of any kind.
Richmond Lindy Exchange is for everyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age.
Please bring any safety or harassment-related concerns to our staff, and we will work with you to make sure they are resolved– whether a situation involves you, or if it is something you witness. You may make a confidential report to any of the people listed on our Safe Spaces poster below– and if you can’t find them, a volunteer or floor captain can direct you to one.
You may also use this contact form here, which is run by the Richmond Safe Spaces Committee. The Richmond Safe Space Committee is a group that investigates Safe Spaces complaints, makes recommendations for possible solutions, and keeps all of the Richmond organizers updated (there are quite a few of us!). Feel free to look through their website (here) for more information.