Code of Conduct
You are free to use our compilation, as-is or in a modified form, for your own dance event.
Uprooted Bucharest is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable event experience for everyone regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). All attendees, instructors, performers, speakers, staff, and volunteers at Uprooted Bucharest are required to comply with the following code of conduct.
We want you to be free to express yourself, in your style, in your dance, in your voice, in your shared moments with others, authentically and respectfully to others.
Dancing can be intimidating, especially if you’re new to it, but don’t worry, we’re here to make you feel comfortable. Respect is key at our event. It’s crucial to respect your dance partner, the people around you and yourself. We encourage you to feel empowered to set your boundaries and communicate them with your partner. Everyone has different boundaries, so it’s important to be respectful and always ask before touching someone. Remember to keep a positive attitude and trust in communication. Our staff is always available to provide assistance if needed.
When dancing with a partner, please express your gratitude and appreciation after the dance. We love to see everyone asking others to dance, but it’s important to respect people’s decision if they choose not to. Dancing should be a fun and enjoyable experience, so please communicate with your partner, make eye contact and smile. Also please express your gratitude to musicians after each song. It will create a positive energy for them to work and the concert will have a better atmosphere.
Everyone should feel safe from physical hurt. Please avoid aerials in social dancing: keep them for the jams, the shows or the competitions! Generally, smaller moves are recommended in crowded dancefloors. Trust us, tiny rock steps can look great too. Of course, accidents can happen, so if you’re responsible, apologize and check that people are ok.
We firmly do NOT tolerate abusive/hurting behavior or harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants manifesting harassment may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the organizers.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of workshops or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention in person or online.
If a participant engages in abusive/hurting/harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately. Event staff can be found at any venue.
Event staff will be happy to help participants contact venue staff or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance and your safety.
We expect participants to follow the above rules at dance, during their performance moments, competitions and potential workshop or talk venues.
Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
In case anything goes wrong, feel free to react. It’s essential to the well-being of all members of the Lindy Hop community. You can react by one of the following actions, as you consider most appropriate:
- Directly talking to the person who makes you feel uncomfortable
- Directly stopping a potentially dangerous or abusive behavior you spot
- Sending a message on facebook to Jazz Roots Bucharest and report an abusive or harassing behavior
- Contact any staff member and ask to be put in contact with one of these dedicated people, who are carefully selected to address any safe space policy issue, feedback or report:
- Cristina Ciobanu
- Luciana Baicea
- Mihaela Mocanu
- Dragos Simion
HOUSE RULES @ RECUL
We want you to feel like home, so treat the space like your home.
You will have plenty of space to dance, rest, and refresh, so make sure that you take good care of it.
You will see that there will be some areas where the access is not allowed, so we are kindly asking you to respect this. If you are curious what's behind, ask at the bar. :)
THE BAR - THE HQ OF RECUL
That's the place from which you can get drinks (soft drinks, cocktails, beer & co.). There are nice people at the bar, and they want to make you the perfect drink. Your drink will be served in a glass, so make sure that you come back with it at the bar when you need a refill.
You can pay by card or cash, but have in mind that the tips is only cash. Please, do not bring drinks from the outside, we have plenty inside :D
THE SMOKING AREA
It's downstairs, and please make sure that you are using the ashtray also, don't abandon your drink / glass / bottle / can there. Bring them up.
It's located on the left side of the bar and is mixed.
Keep in mind that RECUL does not respond for any missing object or goods.
In the hall you will find some dedicated recycle bins, so make sure that you put the right trash at the right recycle bin.
Also, you can bring the bottles & cans to the bar.
THE TOILET AREA
There you will find some rules we won't list here. You will help a lot by following them.