Code of Conduct

We want everyone to feel comfortable during our event. By participating in ALX, you agree to cooperate in enabling a pleasurable and safe experience for everyone attending. Please follow these basic rules, which we based on the guidelines by our friends at Ceuvel Swing Amsterdam:

We do not tolerate harassment of ALX participants in any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Respect your fellow dancers - what feels great for you may not feel great for others - be aware of what others want and do not want. If in doubt - ask!

It’s OK to say ‘no’ - if for some reason you don’t feel like dancing when asked, it is ok to kindly decline, just as well as it is ok for someone else to say no to you - without discussion.

Mind your own and other people’s bodies - be careful when dancing and communicate with your partner - make sure both of you have a pleasant dance. Check with your partner whether they are on board with dips or close embrace; if you have an injury or something hurts, tell your partner. When you accidentally touch sensitive body parts, apologise.

Personal care and hygiene - remember we are dancing closely and intensively with people, good hygiene will make the dance more comfortable for everyone involved. You know your body, bring an extra change of clothes according to your needs.

Dance roles aren’t gender specific - dance with anyone you like!

If anything happens to you, if you see something that concerns you, or if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, please contact the organizers.

If the organizers feel that someone is behaving inappropriately and intolerably, we reserve the privilege to exclude that person from the festival without reimbursement.