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CCS Policies & Code of Conduct

Acceptance. Comfort. Safety. Fun.

Classic City Swing, LLC is dedicated to providing a fun, safe, and comfortable space of acceptance for everyone who attends our event. If you experience anything that makes you feel unwelcome or unsafe, or there is a way in which we can make your experience at Classic City Swing more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to speak with a volunteer, community liaison, or staff member. They will be happy to assist you or direct you to the person best suited to help you with your need.

The Lindy Hop community is diverse and filled with amazing people brought together by their love for dance and music. We expect all participants in Classic City Swing to use good judgment and treat each other with respect. Thank you for your cooperation and help in ensuring a fun and safe environment for everyone!

- Gogo & Geoff

COVID-19 Policy

  • Proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination* accompanied by a photo ID is required for all attendees upon event check-in.

  • At this time, we anticipate that mask-wearing will be optional.

  • You agree not to attend CCS9 if you receive a positive COVID-19 test within 7 days of the event start date, or you develop symptoms within 2 days of the event. Please contact us at classiccityswingathens@gmail.com for a refund or pass deferral.

  • If you develop symptoms during the event, you agree to step away from the event and contact us for a prorated refund.

  • The CCS organizers reserve the right to update these policies at any time up to and through the event based upon local, regional, and Federal guidance and mandates.

*EDIT as of Up-to-date vaccination means a person has received all recommended doses in their primary series COVID-19 vaccine, and a bivalent booster dose if eligible. Boosters are required 5 months after the initial Moderna/Pfizer series, or 2 months after the single J&J. All attendees must complete their initial vaccine series (2 doses Moderna/Pfizer or 1 dose J&J), and bivalent booster (if eligible) by Friday, May 19; two weeks before the event.

Code of Conduct

Classic City Swing LLC’s code of conduct is designed to facilitate a safe and pleasant environment for all Classic City Swing participants, hired professionals, and staff. Breaches in the code of conduct will result in action from Classic City Swing staff and will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Participants will be notified if they breech the code of conduct and every effort will be made to seek resolution prior to asking a participant to leave a class, dance, or the event as a whole.

  • Dancers are expected to treat each other with respect according to the Declaration of Safe Space posted below.

  • Do not perform aerials during the social dances at Classic City Swing.

  • Use your full range of senses on the dance floor to avoid accidental collisions and injuries.

  • Treat the class and dance venues, host homes, and all other spaces used during Classic City Swing with respect, care, and consideration.

  • Follow any posted food and beverage policies for each venue.

  • Treat the possessions of all other dancers with respect, care, and consideration.

  • Participants in workshop classes are expected to show their respect for instructors by being following the instructor's classroom policies as related to punctuality, discussions in class, and asking for/providing feedback.

  • We encourage everyone to make an effort to dance with a wide variety of partners, including those you don’t personally know, new dancers, and individuals who you notice have not danced for several songs. This often contributes to a more enjoyable event for all.

  • Ask for dances politely *and* accept a no gracefully.

If you notice a breach in the code of conduct that needs to be addressed or have any other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact a volunteer, community liaison or staff member. 

Declaration of Safe Space

Classic City Swing, LLC is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable event experience for everyone, regardless of ability, age, background, gender identity and expression, physical characteristics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or skill level.

We expect all of our participants and hired professionals to treat each other with respect.

No forms of harassment are acceptable. Harassment can include offensive verbal comments (concerning ability, age, background, gender identity, physical characteristics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, skill level), sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of lessons or other events, unwelcome and/or inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and/or unwanted contact via social media.

CCS is committed to equality and the support of marginalized communities; racist, sexist, homophobic, and/or transphobic actions or speech will not be tolerated.

Please report any behavior that appears abusive, disrespectful, harassing, suspicious, or unsafe, or that makes you feel uncomfortable for any reason.

You may do so by:

  • Finding a Community Liaison, who can be identified by their "Community Liaison" badge, available throughout the event.

  • Phone number to be posted by event.

  • Emailing classiccityswingathens@gmail.com
    Please include "CCS Safety" in the subject line and try to include as much information as possible in your message so our team can most accurately assess the situation before approaching individuals.

The event reserves the right to take any action which it, in its sole judgment, deems appropriate in response to the reported event/behavior, which includes but is not limited to: issuing warnings, expelling individuals from the event, or banning individuals from future Classic City Swing events. Except in cases where disclosure is required by law, a law has been broken, or there is reason to believe a situation is dangerous, we will treat information we receive with strict confidentiality, unless otherwise instructed by the reporting individual.

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