Code of Conduct

The S.A.T.D. is committed to creating an environment that celebrates the joy, elegance, and respect inherent in ballroom dancing. This Code of Conduct outlines the expectations for all members, volunteers, staff, and participants, ensuring our community upholds the highest standards of integrity, respect, and professionalism. 

General Conduct 

  1. Respect: Treat all individuals with respect, dignity, and fairness, regardless of their background, ability, or status. 
  1. Integrity: Act with honesty and integrity in all dealings within and on behalf of the society. 
  1. Professionalism: Maintain a high standard of professionalism and conduct, both on and off the dance floor. 
  1. Compliance: Adhere to all rules, policies, and regulations set forth by the society and relevant governing bodies. 

Interaction and Behaviour 

  1. Courtesy: Engage in courteous and constructive communication, avoiding any form of abusive, derogatory, or offensive language. 
  1. Harassment: Strictly prohibit any form of harassment, bullying, or discrimination. Promptly report any such behaviour to society officials. 
  1. Conflict Resolution: Resolve disputes with civility and respect, seeking mediation from society officials if needed. 
  1. Inclusivity: Foster an inclusive environment that welcomes diversity and encourages participation from all members of the community. 

Dance Floor Etiquette 

  1. Safety: Prioritize the safety and well-being of all participants, avoiding any actions that may pose a risk of injury. 
  1. Fair Play: Embrace the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship, recognizing and applauding the achievements of others. 
  1. Competitive Integrity: Compete honestly and ethically, respecting the decisions of adjudicators and officials. 
  1. Attire: Adhere to appropriate dress codes for practice, social dancing, and competitions, respecting the traditions and standards of the society. 

Social Media and Public Representation 

  1. Positive Representation: Represent the society positively in all public and online interactions, refraining from any behaviour that could damage the society’s reputation. 
  1. Confidentiality: Respect the privacy and confidentiality of society members and organizational matters. 
  1. Endorsement: Avoid implying society endorsement in personal promotions or statements without explicit permission. 

Compliance and Reporting 

  1. Responsibility: Take personal responsibility for adhering to this Code of Conduct, encouraging others to do the same. 
  1. Reporting: Report any violations of this code to society officials in a timely and confidential manner. 
  1. Accountability: Understand that violations of this code may result in disciplinary actions, including but not limited to suspension or termination of membership. 

This Code of Conduct is foundational to our shared passion for ballroom dancing and our commitment to a respectful, inclusive, and vibrant community. By upholding these standards, we ensure that the S.A.T.D. remains a place where the art of dance thrives, and every member feels valued and respected. 

For further details, reporting mechanisms, or inquiries regarding this Code of Conduct, please contact us