Anti-Harassment Policy

Blues Dance New York, LLC is dedicated to creating a safe and harassment-free space for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form, including online.

Harassment includes but is not limited to deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, dance experience, skill level, or dance role. Harassment can also include public statements (including online) that do not align with our values. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take discretionary action to preserve the safety of the event and its participants, up to and including issuing warnings to the offender and/or expulsion from the event with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other harassment-related complaints, please do one of the following:

    • Voice your concerns to the Manager on Duty or to a member of our event staff. Please see the volunteer at the admission table if you are unable to locate the MoD or any other BDNY event staff.
    • Use our anonymous contact form located here.
    • Send a text message to (929)-35-BLUES

We will treat these issues with the strictest confidentiality. Your courage in coming forward can keep incidents from being repeated and can help ensure that all Blues Dance New York, LLC events remain safe and enjoyable for all participants. We have a process in place to offer mediation, accountability, corrective measures, and possibly removal from our events if necessary to protect our community at large.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@bluesdancenewyork.com.

This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism Wiki and is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license.

Photo Policy

By attending any Blues Dance New York event, you are consenting that our staff members, photographers, videographers, or volunteers may take photographs or video of the dance and/or attendees. Your likeness as a photograph, image, video, or other digital media may be used in advertising including (but not limited to) web-based publications and social media websites for promotional purposes in connection with Blues Dance New York events. By attending a Blues Dance New York event you are waiving your right to seek damages or compensation from Blues Dance New York for use of your image or likeness.

If you prefer not to have your image or likeness used in connection with promotion of Blues Dance New York events please let the photographer or a Blues Dance New York staff member know. We will use our best efforts to ensure that any images of you are not used for promotional purposes.

For more information on opting out of media, please contact us?directly.

Alcohol Policy

Friday Night Blues NYC takes place in two rotating venues. La Nacional includes a fully stocked bar, while TADA! Youth Theater is a theater rehearsal room. We have different policies for each venue:

La Nacional is a venue of the Spanish Benevolent Society, a non-profit organization. We come here on the last Friday of every month, where we have access to a fully stocked bar and our own bartender. Each time you purchase a drink, you are donating money to a non-profit organization. Purchasing drinks helps keep FNB’s costs down, which keeps our entry fees low, AND you’re helping out the Spanish Benevolent Society! Please do not bring your own alcohol into the bar; if you do, you will be asked to leave.

TADA! Youth Theater?allows us to bring our own alcohol to the event, provided we keep any open containers on the designated drinks table and make sure to clean up any spills that occur.

At both venues: if your intoxication cause you to be unsafe to yourself or any event participants, you will be asked to leave.

Underage intoxication of any kind will not be tolerated, and will result in
immediate and permanent expulsion from the event for all parties involved.