About

Airedale Swing Dance Community:

We are a growing community of friendly & enthusiastic Swing Dancers that meet at Sunny Bank Social Club in Silsden (BD20 9NX) every Tuesday & Wednesday from 19:30 for Beginner/Improver, Improver/Intermediate & Intermediate/Advanced level Lindy Hop classes with Mark Lunn* (& occasionally guest teachers) with the emphasis on having fun, we also have regular Balboa Classes every 4th Weds, you will also find us supporting various other events & Swing Dance societies in the local area & beyond

Newcomers are made to feel very welcome with no need to bring a partner as we rotate during the classes so you get to dance with all of the Leaders or Followers depending on the role you choose with all this for just £5 so why not come along & join in all the fun? 

Lindy Hop Classes will continue every Tues/Weds until we break for Xmas

Our current series of Balboa Classes with Tracey Campbell continue on every 4th Weds from 28/08/19 (see our Facebook Events on the link below for all confirmed Balboa dates)

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Following the success of our 1st Swing Dance Festival in June 2019 we are planning another weekend Festival of Swing Dancing in June 2020 Airedale Swing Dance Festival

*Mark is a Professional Member of People Dancing (the foundation for community dance) he started dancing in 2010 & began teaching Lindy Hop in 2014 initially with Leeds University Swing Society before taking over the existing class based in Silsden now relaunched as Airedale Swing Dance Community & has been running classes there ever since, expanding to twice a week from 2016

 

 
People Dancing the foundation for community dance

Safety Policy

Our Code of Conduct and how to contact us, if you require support. Airedale Swing Dance Community have chosen to adopt the Safety in Swing Dance Code of Conduct

STEPS Code – Safety, Trust, Engagement, Prevention, Support
(Safety in Swing Dance and the ‘STEPS’ code take strides to be there for anyone in need!)

We believe that the Lindy Hop world is already welcoming, supportive (and awesome!) and that instances of inappropriate behaviour are rare. Our Code of Conduct is designed to acknowledge that we all have a responsibility to build safety into events, and to contribute to the well being of the whole community. We love to dance, and we want you to love it too.

Guidelines for Being Good People

The following good people guidelines apply to EVERYONE attending a STEPS Code event, including members of staff, volunteers and visiting teachers:

1. We will be NICE to everyone and treat all people with respect. We will not harass anyone. We will not discriminate according to sex, gender expression or sexual orientation, nor race, religion, or nationality. We will treat everyone equally, regardless of age, ability, physical appearance, lifestyle, dance experience or dance role.

2. We will be INCLUSIVE and invite others to dance, and we will be gracious if turned down. We may say no without giving a reason, but we will be polite when doing so and if we promise to dance later on, we will honour that promise.

3. We will be RESPONSIBLE for our own physical safety and that of others nearby. We will practice safe floor-craft and say sorry if we accidentally bump another person. We will not offer unsolicited advice or instruction, nor perform aerials on the social floor. If we consume alcohol we will do so responsibly, and if we are drunk enough to pose a risk to ourselves or others, we will leave the dance floor and retire to the bar.

4. We will take CARE of our own personal hygiene, and bring towels, spare clothing and extra deodorant if necessary. We will be considerate when choosing our clothing, footwear, and accessories and not we will not wear anything that is potentially hazardous to ourselves or to others.

5. We will be RESPECTFUL and acknowledge that the personal boundaries of others may not be the same as our own. We will be mindful of the appropriateness of language that some may find offensive. We will not touch anyone without consent and we will apologise immediately if we unintentionally touch a person’s private areas.

6. We UNDERSTAND that following the above guidelines ensures a better experience for everyone and that participating in any kind of verbal, physical or sexual abuse will have consequences. This may include, but is not limited to, being asked to leave without refund and exclusion from future events.

7. We, the organisers, PROMISE to treat any reports made, from dancers in our home scenes or elsewhere, with sensitivity and to keep all details as confidential as is possible (however, in the event of a police investigation, all information will become disclosable).

*We encourage anyone who has experienced or witnessed intimidating or inappropriate behaviour to tell an organiser.

At Airedale Swing Dance Community your suggested points of contact are:

Mark: marklunn62@gmail.com

Angi: angi_lunn@hotmail.com

If you prefer to talk in person, or would prefer to speak to another member of the community, you are welcome to do so at any event throughout the year.

If you’d rather speak to someone outside of our immediate group, all of the people listed here are ready to listen.

Safety People are available for discussion and reassurance, not just formal reports – please do tell us about your concerns, even small ones – we’re here for you!

Safety in Swing Dance organisers and teachers will happily provide support to anyone experiencing problematic behaviours in the Swing dance scene, not just our own dancers and students, see the entire Safety in Swing Dance website for more details. https://safetyinswingdance.com/  STEPS Code

 

Privacy Policy Statement:

This policy applies to all Airedale Swing Dance Community (ASDC) members/participants of our regular classes & other events.

ASDC need to collect and use certain types of information about the Individuals registering for our events.

This personal information must be collected and dealt with appropriately whether it is collected on paper, stored in a computer database, or recorded on other material and there are safeguards to ensure this under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

The purpose of this policy is to make you aware about how we collect, use and share the information we collect from you.
We use your information in accordance with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information. This policy explains:

a) What information we may collect about you
b) How we may use that information
c) Information about how we keep your personal information secure, how we maintain it for you and your rights to be able to access it.

If you have any queries about this policy, please contact Mark Lunn: marklunn62@gmail.com

Information Collection: ASDC will only take personal information for the purpose of registering you for an event. We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold about you.

We collect various types of information and in a number of ways: Information you give us When you register on our website or attend one of our events, we will securely store personal information you give us such as your name, email address, postal address and telephone number. This will only be done when necessary and we will make sure that only relevant information is collected.

Sensitive Personal Data: Data Protection law recognises that certain categories of personal information are more sensitive such as health information. We only collect this type of information when there is a clear reason for doing so, such as informing us of a condition that you think we should be aware of.

Sharing the data you give us: ASDC will not share data with other agencies.

Your rights to your personal information: You have a right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in the data corrected. Please use the contact details included in this policy if you would like to exercise this right.

 

Charity:

Airedale Swing Dance Community have supported a number of local charities over recent years including MInd (Bradford) in memory of our friend & community member David Emmott, we have also raised over £4000 for Macmillan Cancer Support through our series of Swing For Macmillan afternoon Tea Dances