Code of Conduct
We are fully committed to provide a safe and welcoming environment to all participants. Our main purpose is to have fun in the best way possible. In order to achieve this, we have established a set of rules and expectations that all event attendees are expected to conform. These rules were created to ensure the behavior of any one individual or group of attendees does not disturb the enjoyment of another attendee, nor detract from the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere of the festival.
We will NOT tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Harassment includes, but is not limited to the following guidelines:
offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, age, or dance level
deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording
sustained disruption of performances, workshops or other events
inappropriate physical contact
unwelcome sexual attention
If a person says “no” or asks you to leave them alone, you MUST do so. Do NOT follow them or attempt to disrupt their festival experience in any way. If you continue to provide unwelcome attention to another attendee, you may have your pass revoked without refund, you may be removed from the premises, and you may be barred from attending future Bachata Sensual events.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the Bachata Sensual Events may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund or payments.
If an individual stalks, harasses, or attempts to assault you at a Bachata Sensual event, please report that individual to a member of the event security staff as soon as possible, and appropriate action will be taken. If You notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately.
This prohibition against harassment applies to not only attendees, but also everyone employed by Bachata Sensual Events, volunteer staff, guests, artists, and hotel employees. All reports will be treated as confidential. We strongly encourage you to address your issues privately with any of our staff members who are organizing the event.
Alcohol & Substance Abuse
The sale or distribution of any illegal or controlled substances is prohibited at Bachata Sensual events. Any individual found distributing such substances will be removed and reported directly to the local authorities. Bachata Sensual Events asks that alcoholic beverages be consumed in the privacy of a hotel room and NOT taken into any festival spaces (exception is BYOB venues for Weekenders when allowed by the venue).
Liability Waiver & Acknowledgment of Risk
Any artist/dancer participating in a dance activity takes a certain incumbent risks. These include, but are not limited to, sprains, pulled muscles, broken bones, etc. By purchasing/acquiring a pass, the dancer(s)/artist(s), voluntarily agree to assume all risks and responsibilities for any such injury or accident which might occur during any of the event activities (classes, rehearsals, performances, parties, etc.) I also exempt, release, indemnify, and hold harmless Bachata Sensual Events USA, its partners, affiliates, and sponsors, as well as its owners, agents, teachers, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, and/or students, in both their official and private capacities, (each a "Person" and collectively the "Collective Persons") from any and all liability claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever from any damage, loss, injury, to my property which may arise out of or in connection with participation in any classes or activities conducted by Bachata Sensual Events USA personal or its Committee / Organizers / Producers. Bachata Sensual Events USA, its affiliates, producers, and the host venues assume no responsibility for personal injury or property lost at its events.
Photographs and Promotional Material Policy
Participants at all Bachata Sensual Events USA grant their permission to be photographed or recorded by authorized Bachata Sensual individuals. By purchasing your pass, you inherently grant Bachata Sensual Events staff permission to use such images or footage for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to grant this permission, please inform Bachata Sensual Events staff or security.
We also have Professional photographers/videographers on-site. Any external professional photographers/videographers must be approved in advance by the Bachata Sensual Events USA Team.
Payments to Bachata Sensual Events
Bachata Sensual Events accepts cash and credit card payments through our registration system. We will attempt to resolve any dispute involving a credit card payment to Bachata Sensual Events USA following the tenets of good faith and fair dealing. Charge-backs (denying payment to a credit card company for a specific charge) that are made for the sole purpose of avoiding payment, made without sufficient cause, or that are made without first attempting to resolve the dispute with Bachata Sensual Events may result in permanent revocation of attendance privileges and possible legal action.
All Sales are Final and NON-Refundable, however, in the rare occasion that Bachata Sensual Events agrees to process a refund, it must be processed on the same credit card for which the original purchase occurred.
Bachata Sensual Events welcomes everyone; however, we reserve the right to deny or revoke the attendance of any individual, at any time, for any reason.
Anyone who accepts a Bachata Sensual Events pass agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Bachata Sensual Events, The MOB LLC, or its associates, from any claim for personal injuries or other damages or equity arising out of any individual’s activities at Bachata Sensual Events, even if such injury or damage is caused by negligence or gross negligence by or on the part of Bachata Sensual Events.