The Dance Guide Way

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During the event, you will hold the space by supporting the guidelines, and answering questions from general function of the space, to “how do I do this?” You will also hold the space to address concerns of participants. Most importantly you will be holding the vibe of a compassionate and caring space  that supports a healthy expression of authenticity and sharing of experience.

  • When supporting the guidelines
    • Please guide any conversations, photography, any phone use, and open food and water containers off and away from the dance floor, and to appropriate spaces.
  • Finding out of someone being offended by the actions of another.
    • Find out if both people are aware of the guidelines and are using them.
      • If needed, show and teach the foundational guideline on  how to ask for permission (Eye contact with a sign open down word palms).
      • If needed educate the participant how to signal “no thank you” (Palms together at chest with eye contact)
    • Have any vulnerable conversations in private and with a kind heart.
    • Avoid blaming. Share how the actions of one were received by another.
    • If needed, help participants learn how to ask for permission to share.
    • If needed, help participants learn how to stop sharing whenever they feel done.
    • The intention is to support a space where all experiences can be shared by wanting participants.
  • If someones loud, ongoing vocalization is disturbing to anyone, that person can be asked to vocalize quieter, or stop if they can not.
    • Other dancers must have a way to opt out of a continuous shared vocal expression.

Thank you for stepping into holding the space of our dance container.

Please let me know what you think of all this, and feel free to add suggestions for additions or amendments below.