AUG 23-26, 2018 • VIRGINIA BEACH, VA


By registering, you know that dancing can and has potential chances for injuries, including travel and inclement weather. You want to voluntarily participate in activities arranged or conducted by Attucks Theatre, City of Norfolk, City of Virginia Beach, Nauticus, HRNM, host scene directors, SwingVirginia, Dirt Cheap Blues, any and all other organizers, it's agents, venues, other participants, volunteers, DJs, servants, owners, hosts, employees, sponsors, and any associates or participants,  (hereinafter jointly referred to as STAFF). You HEREBY RELEASE the STAFF and all other participants of and from all claims for any injury and damage; EXPRESSLY ASSUME THE RISK OF INJURY AND DAMAGE; and will INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the STAFF as to any claims for injury and/or damage, including any travel to or from events. You agree to obey all federal, state and city laws and regulations. You understand and agree that this document is intended to be a legally binding contract to be interpreted only under the laws of the State of Virginia. If any portion of this document is invalid, the remaining provisions shall continue in full legal force and effect hereby irrevocably consent to and authorize the Staff to use and reproduce for any purpose whatsoever any and all photographs and videos taken for any purpose. All such photographs and videos, including negatives, digital images, images given to the Staff, and the like, can be used by the Staff for promotional and any other means.


You understand that the STAFF reserves the right to change any aspects of the Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange weekend including the events, the event schedule, prices, venues, and all charges associated with STAFF.  You understand that schedules, prices, and details are subject to change. THE STAFF reserves the right to change any and all aspects of the the Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange event including the events, the event schedule, prices, and all charges associated with Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange. You understand that pre-registering will get you on the registration list, but not the amount to be paid. Your payment price is based when you pay.



Housing is limited and not guaranteed. Repeat NOT guaranteed. Housing is given to full-paid registrants first. First-pay, first-served. You agree to seek alternative housing if filled.



Refunds are on a case-by-case basis. Inclement weather is taken into consideration. STAFF will try to take care of those that cannot make the event due to circumstances beyond their control (hurricane, air travel situations, etc). You understand that there are no refunds to registrants who do not show up. You understand that there are no refunds on individual dances or classes if you are unable to make them. You understand this prevents people trying to get money back just because they didn't feel like attending all or parts of the Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange event. You understand STAFF is covering their financial butts.



All information submitted through this form will be kept private and confidential. STAFF does not sell or re-use any of your data for any purposes other than to inform registrant(s) of the Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange event, upcoming future events, and facilitate a great experience while registering for and attending our event.



By registering, you agree that you have read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of and as part payment or attending for the right to participate.


You understand the above waiver and its purpose. e.g.: No lawsuits or litigations.



Safe Space Policy & Anti-Harrassment Policy


Dirt Cheap Blues, SwingVirginia, Crispus Attucks Cultural Arts Center, Natchel Blues Network Inc, City of Norfolk, City of Virginia Beach, Hosts, Volunteers, and all organizations or personnel associated with the events (hereinafter called ORGANIZER) are dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, physical appearance, body size, or race. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form - even in jest or meant to be comedic. ZERO TOLERANCE. Event participants violating these rules may be expelled from the event and housing, without a refund, at the discretion of the ORGANIZER.


As a DANCER, you agree to provide a safe place for when you are dancing, off the dance floor, in a social setting, and the entire time you are at this event.  We are here to have fun, dance, laugh and have an enjoyable time.  You are NOT here to harass or cast a negative influence on the Blues Dance scene here and worldwide. The ORGANIZER may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or direct expulsion from the event including housing with no refund. Including legal and law enforcement action.


HARASSMENT includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, inappropriate physical contact, un-welcomed sexual attention, un-welcomed contact, un-welcomed verbiage, un-welcomed conversation, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, and sustained disruption of events. Participants that are asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and any event-related social activities.


IF YOU ARE BEING HARASSED: If a participant engages in harassing behavior or you notice someone being harassed, remove yourself form the situation and notify the ORGANIZER at once. If YOU are being harassed, or notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately.


Event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.


In other words, "NO MEANS NO....KEEP IT IN YOUR PANTS!"



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