Code of Conduct

Swing Buffalo is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable, and fun environment for all, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, age, appearance, disability, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of any kind; including but not limited to offensive verbal comments, unwelcome advances, inappropriate physical contact, and disruptive behavior. We reserve the right to take action including verbal warning, denial of admission, asking an attendee to leave an event without refund, banning from future events, and/or contacting authorities if necessary. We reserve the right to share information concerning specific incidents with other dance organizations. We reserve the right to ask attendees for identification. This Code of Conduct applies to organizers, instructors, students, and any and all other attendees of Swing Buffalo events. By attending a Swing Buffalo event, you agree to be subject to our Code of Conduct.

Reporting a Concern

If you are being harassed or observe harassment, please notify us immediately. We will deal with the situation promptly and with discretion. Swing Buffalo organizers will be clearly identified; you may approach us at any time. You may also contact us by leaving a note in our suggestion box, or emailing us at swingbuffalo@gmail.com.

Alcohol Policy

Most of our events are alcohol free, however occasionally alcohol may be served. Please drink responsibly. We are happy to refer you to a taxi if necessary. Underage drinking or supplying alcohol to a minor will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to deny admission or ask to leave anyone who is disruptively intoxicated.

Privacy Policy

Swing Buffalo may collect phone numbers, email addresses, or mailing addresses from students, event registrants, and members of our electronic community. This information will be kept private and confidential, and will not be used except to distribute information regarding our classes and events. We will not distribute any personal information to other groups or organiations. Photographs and/or videos may be taken by Swing Buffalo at our events for promotional or educational uses only; you agree to the use of your likeness for these purposes.

Video Policy

Videos may be taken by students for their own personal use only. Please, no posting of videos on youtube or other public forums. No video taping of private lessons unless it is *your* private lesson.

Safety Policy

Swing Buffalo prohibits flips and other aerial maneuvers which may take a dancer’s feet above their hips. Attendees to Swing Buffalo classes and events assume all risk and responsibility for injuries they may cause or suffer.

Checks

If paying by check please note that all checks need to be received by September 1st to be processed before Rhythm Shuffle. Your registration will not be considered complete until payment is received.

Bounced Check Policy

A check returned to us by our bank due to insufficient funds in your account will incur a $5 processing fee along with the $10 fee charged by our bank. The total bounced check fee is $15, payable by cash, money order or certified bank check. Registration will not be completed until fee is paid.

Registration Refund Policy

Due to the nature of hosting workshops, we do not offer refunds on registration. If you are unable to attend the workshop after you have already paid, you can either (1) save the monetary value of your registration for the following year (see T-shirt refund policy exception below) or (2) transfer your pass to another dancer. We reserve the right to specify whether the pass must be transferred to a lead or a follow based on registration at the time of the transfer. If you need help finding someone to take your pass, please let us know and we will do our best to help.

All requests must be made in writing to swingbuffalo@gmail.com.

T-Shirts

All t-shirt orders need to be placed by August 15th. If you do not order a t-shirt by that date but would still like one, a limited number will be available for purchase during Rhythm Shuffle.

T-Shirt Refund Policy

If you ordered a shirt and request a refund before the shirt has been made, the price of the shirt will be included in the refund calculation. There will be no refunds on shirts once they are made. If the shirt has already been produced, it will be sent to you.