Contra is a high-spirited dance that is elegant, lively and fun. It also needs to be and to feel safe. To help ensure the safety of our dancers, CCD will not condone inappropriate behavior.
Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to:
Dancing in such a way that makes others feel physically challenged or threatened
Actions that constitute harassment of any kind
Click Here to read CCD's guidelines for addressing complaints about dangerous, illegal, or offensive behaviors.
Cliff Notes version:
"Don't wear anything on our (rented) dance floor that can harm our (rented) dance floor."
Don't let grit get ground into the dance floor
Don't dance in shoes you wear outdoors
Always brush off the soles of your dance shoes before stopping onto the dance floor
Don't put dents in the dance floor
Don't wear narrow heels; heels lass than 1-1/2 inches across can leave dents in the floor
Don't wear tennis/gym/running shoes -- Your ankles and knees will thank you for it. Rubber soled shoes are designed to "stick" to a wood floor. You will find it a lot easier and safer to dance if you wear shoes with a smooth (preferably leather or suede) sole. Socks work well too.
Loved Ones (Children and Pets) at the Dance
Children are welcome to dance with us! For the safety of all, children in the dance hall must be capable of behaving appropriately and parents must be available to be responsible for their children's actions.
Experiencing an allergy or phobia attack can really put a damper on a dancer's evening so please leave your animal companions at home. However, Service Animals, properly identified as such, are certainly welcome! You may want to show this video clip on our home page though so they know what you are up to when you're gone.