Safe Space Policy
At Dance Base we believe dance is for everyone, and everyone can dance. We are committed to creating a safe space in our building, where openness, respect, and positivity are cherished.
Dance Base takes a zero tolerance approach to intimidation or harassment resulting from prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of:
- Marital or maternity/paternity status
- Religious beliefs
- Sexual orientation
- Socio-economic status
- Ideology or culture
- Any other form of distinction.
The aim of this policy is to create an environment in which everyone feels welcome, respected, and able to fully engage with our programmes. It sets out our collective commitment to the principles of liberation, equality, diversity, and inclusion which we place at the heart of everything we do.
Safe Space Commitments
- Let’s be aware of those around us.
- Let’s be respectful of each other’s physical and emotional boundaries.
- Let’s conduct ourselves in a positive and respectful manner.
- Let’s listen to each other.
- Let’s not make assumptions about another person’s gender, preferred pronouns, sexuality, disability, ethnic identity, or life experiences.
- Let’s communicate respectfully, even when challenged on our behaviour.
Report an incident
We take any concerns about violations of this policy seriously. If you would like to discuss your experiences (positive or negative), ask any questions about our policy, or report an incident, you can email email@example.com or speak to a Duty Manager at reception, who will advise you of the most appropriate person to talk to.
Dance Base is currently working towards its LGBT Youth Scotland Silver Charter Award; an award received through an organisation’s commitment to improving services in the workplace, and removing barriers for people.