Conduct

What we seek

Harlem wishes to provide an environment where each and and every one of us could feel safe to learn something new, meet other amazing dancers and be inspired. This goal cannot in any way be achieved without all of us complying with a basic and clear code of conduct.

Here in Harlem we are dedicated to providing a harassment-free festival experience for every one, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of Harlem participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any of the venues, including talks, classes, parties and online media.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Festival participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Those violating the rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the festival without a refund at the discretion of the organisers.

What to do?

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact any of the volunteers or staff members. You can bring any of these issues straight to the host of Harlem - Martynas Balčiūnas or if you would like to talk to someone from the teachers, Mikey Pedroza and Kamilė Pundziūtė will always hear you out. We will treat these issues with the strictest confidence.

Harlem staff and volunteers can be identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.
Our staff will be ready to help participants contact security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the festival. You can also talk with our head volunteer coordinator - Emilija Jokūbauskaitė or if you would like to stay anonymous writte an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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