CincyHop cares about your health, safety, and well-being. We are dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free environment for all. We don’t tolerate harassment of event participants in any form.
CincyHop cares about the health, safety, and well-being of all dancers at our events. We are dedicated to providing a comfortable and fun environment for all. All attendees, volunteers, and organizers are expected to abide by the CincyHop Code of Conduct.
Do not harm anyone physically, sexually, or psychologically.
Do not harass anyone for any reason, such as gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion.
Do not bring alcohol to our events. CincyHop is not licensed to handle or sell it, though our venues may be.
If you notice someone else breach this code of conduct, react as soon as you are able–not at the end of the song, dance, event, or weekend.
Please contact any of the following with your concerns:
- the perpetrator only if it is safe to do so
- our Event Safety Coordinator. Their name will be published prior to the event. Feel free to remain anonymous by calling or texting this Google Voice number: (513) 655-6032
- Facebook Messenger @CincyHop
- any event coordinator or board member
- email email@example.com
- in an emergency, call 911
CincyHop Dance Etiquette
CincyHop expects every dancer to bring joy to their fellow dancers. We provide the open floors and hopping jazz music, so here is what is left for you to do.
- Pick out a dance partner.
Be dependable and pick your friends, but also be brave and pick strangers. Be generous and pick those who might feel
out of place.
- Ask them politely to dance with your words.
Be thrilled if they say yes, but also respect them if they say no.
- Listen to the music.
Swing music has it all–delightful patterns of call and response, exuberant solos, and swinging beats. If a live band is providing it, point jam circles and group dances their direction so they can enjoy it as well.
- a. Lead as best you can.
Leads: smoothly suggest a movement that matches your follow’s ability and the music. If you focus on your follow, you’ll do fine.
b. Follow as best you can.
Follows: respond beautifully to your lead’s suggestions and the music. If you focus on your lead, you’ll do fine.
- Conduct a pleasant conversation with your body.
Jerking limbs is the equivalent of shouting, but nothing comes of limp noodle arms. Speak clearly and decisively, but also
listen and improvise.
- Say “I’m sorry.”
Hitting other dancers, leading socket-popping twists, and accidentally grazing private areas requires an apology every time.
- Say “thank you.”
A dance done in good faith calls for gratitude every time. Thank your partner, and thank a live band with applause after each song or solo.
- Become a better dancer.
Take lessons and ask for feedback yourself, but do not give unsolicited stylistic feedback on the social dance floor.
- Stay hygienic.
It is difficult to enjoy a smelly, sneezing, drunk, or dehydrated dance partner. Don’t be one.
- Place the comfort and safety of your fellow dancers foremost.
Call out risky or outright bad behavior, especially from your own friends. Offer to walk people to their cars or request an escort at the front desk. Make romantic advances with extreme caution. Swing dancers protect their own.
If you are uncertain if you are breaching these guidelines, ask yourself–am I bringing joy to all my fellow dancers? That’s all that CincyHop asks.
Communicable Disease or Illness
Please note that dancing is inherently close contact and physical activity. We recognize there are many risks involved, including the risk of communicable diseases like Covid-19. All CincyHop attendees are recommended to follow the CDC’s guidelines and make informed choices before participating in our or any dance event. If you are symptomatic and have recently been in close contact with someone who is ill, please stay home. If you have paid for a full weekend pass, please see our Refund Policy.