Purpose and Values
Swingin’ At The Savoy is an event to celebrate Lindy Hop & Jazz, the joy of the dance and the music, their heritage and history. It takes place every year in February to follow on in the footsteps of the tradition established by the Northern California Lindy Society (NCLS) with the Frankie Manning weekends. The event is open to dancers of all ages and promotes Lindy Hop & Jazz dance and music education, open-mindedness, playfulness, and creativity. Its goal is to help build and strengthen the Lindy Hop community.
Swingin’ At The Savoy is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable event experience for everyone. Therefore all attendees, instructors, staff, volunteers, and VIPs at the event are required to comply with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody. We care.
Options for help
- Find an organizer in person (during the event) via the registration desk.
- Email .
Whatever means of communication you choose, the organizers will listen to you and work with you to determine the best course of action for the safety and well being of yourself and all other participants.
Declaration of safe space
Swingin’ At The Savoy is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery in social situations is not appropriate for any event venue, including dances, workshops, lectures, competitions, Twitter, Facebook, and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Welcome to All
Be your best Self
Take Care of Yourself
Be Respectful to Staff
It’s OK to say No
Teaching is for Class
No harassment. We mean it.
No forms of harassment will be tolerated. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments (related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, OR religion), sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of workshops or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from the event without refund, and/or expulsion from all future events.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately, using one of the methods above.
Event staff will be happy to help participants contact the organizers, or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance and your safety.
We expect all participants to follow these rules at dance, workshop, and lecture venues.
PLEASE CONTACT SOMEONE IF YOU NEED HELP. BE SAFE, AND ENJOY SWINGIN' AT THE SAVOY!
Last updated: February 15, 2018