Terminus Code of Conduct

Terminus is dedicated to creating events that allow everyone to feel welcome, safe, and respected regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, etc. To that end, all attendees, instructors, staff, and volunteers at Terminus are required to comply with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers.

  • Please demonstrate respect for all people, whether they be dancers, spectators, venue employees, etc. This includes refraining from derogatory statements about race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, accent, age, disability, religion, body shape, etc. 

  • Harassment of any kind (on or off the dance floor) is not acceptable in our community. This includes offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking or following, inappropriate or unwanted physical contact, and any non-consensual sexual attention.

  • You are free to choose your dance partner (with their consent!) and your dance role (lead, follow, or switch). You also have the right to decline dancing with anyone at any time or to discontinue a dance at any time (you do not have to provide a reason). If you have any specific preferences or limitations (i.e. if you are injured or tired, and need to take it easy), it’s a good idea to let your partner know before the dance starts.

  • Be mindful of the space and people around you while dancing. If you bump into someone, apologize and make sure they’re ok. When the floor gets crowded, this is especially important – sometimes we may need to “dance small” to accommodate everyone!

  • Dancing often involves physical contact with your partner, but you can decide how much physical contact is comfortable for you. Pay attention to your partner’s social cues; if you have any reason to think that they are uncomfortable, ask them and/or give them physical space. If you begin to feel uncomfortable during a dance (or at any other time), it is recommended that you communicate that immediately, if possible. This can be done by using words or by physically moving away from the person causing the discomfort. You do not need to wait for the song to be over to end a dance – you can do this at any time.

  • Please respect the venue by taking good care of the physical space and showing appreciation and kindness to the musicians and/or DJs. 

  • If you would like to offer feedback or suggestions, or if you have any concerns, please reach out to a community leader or fill out this Terminus Feedback & Support Form. The form is anonymous unless you provide contact info and is reviewed regularly by community leaders.