Safe Space Key Beliefs

Safe Space Key Beliefs

As part its ethos of inclusivity and respect, Dance Base aims to challenge discrimination and prejudice, ensuring it is a Safe Space for everyone; we believe dance is for everyone, and everyone can dance.

To demonstrate our commitment to this, we are launching our Safe Space Policy that will be presented throughout the building to encourage an atmosphere of openness and positivity.

This will present a zero tolerance to intimidation or harassment resulting from prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Marital or maternity/paternity status
  • Race
  • Religious beliefs
  • Sexual orientation
  • Socio-economic status 

or ideology or culture, or any other form of distinction.                   

The Policy

Dance Base operates under a Safe Space Policy which covers all Dance Base spaces and events. The aim of this policy is to create an environment in which everyone feels welcome, respected, and able to fully engage with our programmes.

It sets out our collective commitment to the principles of liberation, equality, diversity, and inclusion which we place are at the heart of everything we do.

Safe Space Commitments

  • Let’s be aware of those around us
  • Let’s be respectful of each other’s physical and emotional boundaries
  • Let’s conduct ourselves in a positive and respectful manner
  • Let’s listen to each other
  • Let’s not make assumptions about another person’s gender, preferred pronouns, sexuality, disability, ethnic identity, or life experiences
  • Let’s communicate respectfully, even when challenged on our behaviour

To view our full Safe Space Policy, please speak to reception or download it below.

Contact Us:

If you would like to discuss your experiences positive or negative, ask any questions about our policy or report an incident, you can

  • email or
  • speak to a Duty Manager at reception, who will advise you of the most appropriate person to talk to.

We will take your concern seriously.

Dance Base is currently working towards its LGBT Youth Scotland Silver Charter Award; an award received through an organisation’s commitment to improving services in the workplace, and removing barriers for people.

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