Safety In All Instances
Safety On the Dance Floor
At Ferocity we dance a variety of styles of bachata - and we really go through technique in order to make our social dancing as safe as possible. Dips, body manipulations and other things of this sort require the leader AND the follow to have certain knowledge and understandings in order to make the social dance experiences that much more enjoyable!
Please note that generally speaking, dips should be used sparingly in social dancing. Also, tricks and lifts shouldn't be done on a social dance floor as it can be dangerous not only for the dancers involved, but for the dancers surrounding as well.
If you want to do lifts and tricks, feel free to ask about our performance teams, or of course - you can practice things that you know well and can execute with friends that you trust in a safe environment!
Safety Off the Dance Floor
Going dancing can be a very interesting experience if you've never done so before! The lights, music, bar, and hundreds of people dancing and enjoying can be very overwhelming.
If you'll be drinking, make sure to understand your limits. Not everyone enjoys dancing while drinking as it can affect balance or focus. When you walk from a bar to wherever you may be sitting, always walk around the perimeter of the dance floor instead of cutting right through as you'll be walking by people that are social dancing and arms, legs, and bodies may be flying around !
Wherever you may go, only dance with people you feel comfortable with, and if someone ends up dancing in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, tighten up your frame or stop the dance - social dancing is supposed to be a fun time for everyone.
Safety At All Times
When you go to big events or Congresses, the focus is on having fun: the workshops, parties until the next day, drinking, pictures and countless other types of activities happen.
Please try to not explore events by yourself, always be in a group and have your friends know where you are. Should anything, in any type of event, happen that makes you uncomfortable, don't be afraid to ask for help. Also please note that while bachata may look like it's a very intimate dance, it does have rules on AND off the dance floor.
We can guarantee you that the local, National and International dance community as a whole, does not condone ANY kind of unwanted advances by any attendee of these congresses. Know who your event organizers are, don't hesitate to let any of us know if something happens so that we do our part in stopping this kind of behavior.