In compliance with the province-wide health orders, we are only accepting double-vaccinated people into the studio, you may be required to show your vaccination records upon arrival. Masks are now optional. Let's keep everyone safe and keep the art alive!
We assure you that we do our very best to create a learning environment without compromising your safety. We check vaccination records prior to any class/course/event. Rest assured, we've got your back!
We encourage rotation of partners in class to maximise your learning in swing dancing and to nurture a supportive community who cheers each other on. Nevertheless, should you ever feel uncomfortable in any type of situation, whether it be the rotation or the connection, you are advised to bring this to our attention immediately. Your ease is our priority, and we will not question your reason of discomfort. You can reach out to us through our Connect page, or speak to us privately before or after classes/events.
Participation of Swingout Richmond classes, practices and competitions acknowledges agreement of the following:
I acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
I further acknowledge that Swingout Richmond has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
I further acknowledge that Swingout Richmond cannot guarantee that I will not become infected with the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others.
I voluntarily seek services provided by Swingout Richmond and acknowledge that I am increasing my risk to exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I acknowledge that I must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread while attending my appointment.
I acknowledge that the prevailing health restrictions in British Columbia has interpretation space and that Swingout Richmond will not be responsible for consequences or losses experienced by participants as a result of law enforcement.
I attest that:
I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
I hereby release and agree to hold Swingout Richmond harmless from, and waive on behalf of myself, my heirs, and any personal representatives any and all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses and compensation for damage or loss to myself and/or property that may be caused by any act, or failure to act, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any services received from Swingout Richmond. I understand that this release discharges Swingout Richmond from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, any services received from Swingout Richmond.
I understand that there are risks of physical injury associated with, arising out of and inherent to the activity of dance. In recognition of this acknowledged risk of injury, I knowingly and voluntarily waive all right and/or causes of action of any kind, including any and all claims of negligence arising as a result of such activity from which liability could accrue to Swingout Richmond, its officers, agents, employees, instructors, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and all affiliated entities (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Swingout Richmond").
I hereby agree to release Swingout Richmond and hold Swingout Richmond harmless of all liability, and hereby acknowledge that I knowingly and voluntarily assume full responsibility for all risks of physical injury arising out of active participation in dance on behalf of the participant.
I am aware that this is a release of liability and an acknowledgement of my voluntary and knowing assumption of the risk of injury. I participate in Swingout Richmond activities voluntarily and of my own free will in exchange for the privilege of participation.
Unless noted otherwise, our programming is 18+.
There may be photographers present in our classes and events for promotional materials, which may be used on our website or social media.
There is no credit given for missed classes. We do provide videos for class recaps.
Full registration cancellation must take place more than 72 hours before the first class of a cycle. There are no refunds after a class cycle begins.
No refunds, exchanges, or transfers of Swingout Richmond classes or events. We are trying our best to support venues and live music, cancellations makes it difficult to support these local venues and musicians.
Code of Conduct: Social Dance Floor/Class Socials
Be attentive to others dancing around you. Leads, make sure you check that the space is clear before encouraging your follow to move there. Followers, help your leads out! If your lead happens to be unaware of a potential crash, let them know with a gentle signal.
If you are starting out, we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes such as trainers, sneakers and loafers. Please avoid heels and slippery shoes with suede/leather soles. In the case of a misstep or a crash with other dancers, the other party or yourself could get severely injured by heavy heels or could hit sharp table edges nearby. When bumps occur, please be considerate and stop to apologise or even ask if they are okay before resuming the dance. If the dance floor is too crowded, we encourage you to wait until the next song to dance. Safety is first and foremost!
Asking for a Dance
You are welcome to ask anyone for a dance. After all, it's a social dance! However, everybody also has the right to decline a dance if they feel the need to. Please respect other people's comfort level and space. The worst thing that can happen is just a no, and you dance with someone else who wants to dance!
At no point in a dance should you feel harassed. This may include inappropriate physical contact, unsolicited photo-taking, video-recording, verbal abuse and any unwelcome attention. If you feel unsafe during a dance, you have the right to end the dance early. We advise you to reach out to us immediately if you are being harassed by emailing us or speaking privately with us. Find our Connect page here. We treat every case with care and discretion. We may take any action deemed necessary including issuing a verbal/written warning to the offender or expelling the offender from our events and classes with no refund.