Welcoming Dance Environment Documentation

Type
Document
Author
CALLERLAB
Date
2020-07-01
Links
Goals and Handbooks || Guidelines For Dealing With Inappropriate Behavior
Description

Square Dancing is an overwhelmingly social activity. Therefore, it is essential that square dance groups create a social environment that feels welcoming, engaging, and safe. Events in recent years have caused shifts in social norms that raise questions about what “welcoming, engaging, and safe” actually means. CALLERLAB has acted to provide guidance in this area. The result is two documents, one providing an overview of objectives and two handbooks of procedures, and a second containing a template process that clubs could adapt for handling instances of inappropriate behavior.

The Welcoming Dance Environment CALLERLAB Handbook for Organization Leaders and Callers contains information about the following topics:

  • Definitions of Harassment and Other Inappropriate Behaviors
  • Enhancing Caller Awareness
  • Teaching Dancers about Appropriate Behavior

Please refer to the Welcoming Dance Environment CALLERLAB Handbook for Dancers for information about the following topics:

  • Appropriate Dancer Behavior
  • Defensive Dancing
  • Helping to Create a Safe, Secure, and Welcoming Environment

Please refer to the Welcoming Dance Environment Organization Guidelines for Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior for a draft Club or Organization Policy with specific information about the following topics:

  • When and How to Make a Report
  • Guidelines for Taking a Report and Addressing a Complaint
  • Inappropriate Behavior Complaint Form