The important stuff

 

Our Society

Sugarfoot Stomp is an incorporated society, which means it has rules which set out how the society operate's. It also sets out the society can spend money, how the Board is elected, and how annual meetings are called. 

 

Our Code of Conduct

Our aim at Sugarfoot Stomp is to create fun, open and positive spaces for you to enjoy. In doing so we ask members to abide by our Code of Conduct to ensure this remains the case for everybody.

The Code of Conduct applies to all Sugarfoot Stomp events, classes and activities.

 

Our financials

A core value of Sugarfoot Stomp is that we are financially sustainable and transparent, and that we spend money in the best interests of our members. Our annual financial reports, when they become available, will be linked here. Currently we're too young to have an annual financial statement!

 
 
 
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Our Society

Sugarfoot Stomp is an official incorporated society, which means that we have a constitution that outlines what we're all about.

In particular, the constitution set out:

  • What Sugarfoot Stomp's purposes are;
  • How the board (which runs Sugarfoot Stomp) works, including how board members are appointed;
  • How people become members of Sugarfoot Stomp;
  • How the Code of Conduct Committee operates, including how issues are addressed;
  • What Sugarfoot Stomp can spend money on;
  • That our annual financial statements need to be independently audited; and 
  • What happens at our annual meetings.

You can download our full rules below. If you have any questions about any of them, please contact us.

 
 
 
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Sugarfoot Stomp's guide to keeping conduct fun

Sugarfoot Stomp is a social place of positivity and equality. We stand for all levels of positive self-expression, empowerment and joy. Our goal is to create classes, workshops, events and spaces that support this to give people the most out of their dancing.

Being part of Sugarfoot Stomp means you will have opportunities to learn new things, meet new people and be part of a society that reflects the values of the community. This is primarily a learning environment, where we use the power of humour, openness and encouragement to grow and develop both our dancing and ourselves as human beings.

Our aim at Sugarfoot Stomp is to create fun, open and positive spaces for you to enjoy. In doing so we ask our members to abide by our Code of Conduct to ensure this remains the case for everybody.

We ask our members to remember that:

 
 

Safety is a priority

Please ensure you use full access to your senses and spatial awareness to protect yourself, your dance partner and others in the community - on and off the dance floor. That includes refraining from performing aerials on the social dance floor.

In the same sentiment, if you feel unsafe at any point in any capacity, you are at full liberty to remove yourself from that situation without explanation. We also trust you to know your own limits and not to push yourself beyond them.

If your actions have accidentally caused someone discomfort or embarrassment, please apologise.

Classes, events and workshops are social activities

Swing dancing is a social activity where you get to meet and connect with many different people from different backgrounds and experiences.

While social dancing is a great way to meet new people, this is not a ‘pick-up’ joint. Please keep your interactions friendly and respectful.

This space is for everyone

No matter your gender identity, heritage, sexual orientation, age, physical appearance, ability or religion, (this is not a definitive list), you are fully welcome here and can be expected to be treated as such. We will not tolerate any harassment, discrimination, bullying or intimidatory behaviours of any kind from anyone.

You are welcome to say ‘no’

Accepting to dance or interact with someone is a voluntary act - not a requirement. At no point do you need to justify your actions for not accepting an invitation to dance or engage with someone. Additionally, if someone does not take you up on your offer that is their business, not yours - be gracious and move on.

Keep communication open and respectful

If something doesn’t feel right or you feel uncomfortable dancing with a partner - it’s OK to let them know. Remember that everyone is learning so be kind and supportive with your feedback. Keep in mind that as a partnered dance, both people contribute to connection and how the dance ‘feels’.

Do not give unsolicited advice on someone else’s dancing unless explicitly asked to. It is not your place to critique another’s dancing ability.

 
 
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Reporting a concern

Our ultimate goal is for everyone to feel comfortable and safe participating with Sugarfoot Stomp. If you believe that there has been a code of conduct violation at any time, feel free to speak to a community volunteer or Code of Conduct Committee member. You can also fill out the form below.

If you or someone you know have felt uncomfortable or unsafe as a result of the actions of anyone (including students, teachers, musicians) at our events or classes, please let us or a community volunteer know as soon as you can.

We will ensure that your confidentiality is upheld and we will take the appropriate steps to deal with the situation, whatever it is. We will support you. Your courage in coming forward can keep incidents from being repeated.

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You don't have to give your name or personal information if you would prefer to remain anonymous.
 
 
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Our financials

A core value of Sugarfoot Stomp is that we are financially sustainable and transparent, and that we spend money in the best interests of our members. Our annual financial reports, when they become available, will be linked here.

All our financial reports are given financial assurance by an accountant, so you can make sure we are spending money appropriately.

Currently we're too young to have an annual financial statement. Our first financial statement will be published in January 2019.


Our sponsors

Sugarfoot Stomp is proudly supported by the following organisations and companies:

 
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