The Cookout has been a dream of ours for years. We’re excited to have you join us in having a great time, but you are a guest at our event and we expect you to be on your best behavior. The people you dance with are also looking to have a great time with you, but you are a guest in their personal space and they expect you to be on your best behavior.
We expect you to set your boundaries, communicate them clearly, and respect any boundaries communicated with you. If there seems to be a problem stating or reading boundaries please come to a staff member, we are happy to help you navigate any interpersonal issues we can before they become a problem.
We expect you to respect yourself, each other, our staff, and the venues. Lack of respect will not be tolerated. Any form of harassment or bigotry based on ethnicity, religion, gender, orientation, ability, or age will be grounds for immediate removal from the premises at the sole discretion of the organizers. This may lead to being banned from the rest of the event with no refund.
We will put this simply, we expect everyone to obey all the laws of the city, county, state, and country. Any breaking of laws while at any part of the event or any associated side events will be grounds for immediate removal from the premises and banned from the rest of the event with no refund. There will be no appeals and this is your only warning.
It is possible to not specifically violate any part of this code of conduct but still violate the spirit of the CoC by the accumulation of how you act and treat other people–if that happens an organizer will inform you of the problematic behaviors. It is your responsibility at that point to modify any and all aspects of your behavior or remove yourself from the situation or people that are causing you to act this way. Failure to do so will be grounds for removal from that space and potentially from the event as a whole with no refund.