[Callers] Proactive Management of “Problem Dancers” — Creating a Dance Environment Safe for All
Linda Leslie via Callers
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Tue Dec 15 09:13:28 PST 2015
Many interesting questions! Unless I am mistaken, and the list no longer is active: I believe there is a Shared Weight Organizers list. These questions would be great to post to that group, too.
On Dec 14, 2015, at 9:04 PM, Kalia Kliban via Callers <callers at lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:
> Thanks for sharing this, Will! Organizers out there, how many of you have a coherent contingency plan in place for dealing with issues that occur at your dances? How many of you have had to deal with issues on the fly, making it up as you go? Those of you that do have a plan, how did you develop it? Did it come as a response to a previous issue, or did you decide to be proactive in advance of anything happening? Did your policy come from the top levels of the organization down, or was it organized by a non-administrative dancer or group of dancers? Do you have any sort of script or manual for your door sitters? Do you include information in your beginner sessions so your new dancers know who to talk to if there's a problem?
> I'm curious about the varied ways these policies have been implemented. Our itty bitty English dance series here in Sebastopol has been pretty free of drama, but the local contras have had occasional moments of unwelcome excitement over the years. It seems like a good idea to get an organization-wide policy of consent and safety in place.
> Does BACDS have such a policy? How about NBCDS? If there is one, how is it expressed, and where?
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