This chart is from the Portland Country Dance Community but it is so applicable to all social dance communities including contacImprovisationon that the Consent Blog is posting it.
Here is a message from Megan Emerson the creator of the chart
“The Portland Country Dance Community is working to improve their consent and safety practices. This chart [see below] was developed at the request of the Portland Country Dance Community’s safety and consent subcommittee. I modeled it on the workplace safety culture development that my employer has been pursuing quite successfully for a number of years. After watching my co-workers and I make progress along a similar chart of behaviors, I thought it would also help my contra dance community to identify some goals and make progress towards them. ”
Thank you to Megan Emerson for giving us permission to post your chart!
The header photograph by Savita Cupid.