Resources for Creating Safe, Positive Swing Scenes

The lindy hop community for the past week has been struggling with the painful revelations of manipulation, sexual inappropriateness and assault by Steven Mitchell, a well-known lindy hop instructor. While we are wrestling with how to deal with the grief and anger around the specific person, many are also wondering what we can do as swing communities to make our scenes safe, positive spaces for all, but in particular vulnerable groups like teens, newer dancers and women.

Yehoodi has been compiling lists of resources and links that you might find helpful as you and your swing community look to fostering safer spaces for everyone.

Please feel free to suggest others in the comments, which we will review and consider adding if appropriate.

Event Codes of Conduct

Resources on Sexual Assault

Resources Specific to Teens and Children

Places for More Resources and Discussion on Safe Dance Spaces