TERMS & CONDITIONS

These terms and conditions apply to all Moonshine Blues Festival events.  By registering for a Moonshine Blues Festival event you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.
 

Booking and Payment

Registration is a request to book a pass and passes are not considered booked until payment is received.  Unless you sign up to a payment plan, payment is due in full within 7 days of registration or 2 working days prior to the event, whichever is sooner.  If payment is not received in time Moonshine Blues Festival may cancel your registration and give the place to another dancer.  Alternative payment options may be available in special circumstances, please contact us to discuss.

Please note if you are transferring money from international currency be sure to check for charges and exchange costs to ensure that we receive full amount in pounds.

Cancellations and Refunds

We’re really sorry but we cannot give refunds for cancellations.  However, passes are transferable and we are happy to help you to contact wait-listed and interested dancers to sell your pass if necessary.  Please ensure you let us know who you have transferred your pass to so they are on the attendees register.  To do this, email us with the following:   

  • Your name

  • The type of pass you purchased

  • The name of the person you are transferring the pass to

  • Email address of the person you are transferring the pass to

 

Disclaimer

Dancing is a physical activity and you are responsible for practising good self care to avoid injury.  You participate in our events at your own risk and Moonshine Blues Festival organisers and teachers cannot not accept any liability for injury, loss or damage occurring during our events.

We endeavour to provide a safe environment and prohibit unsafe practices as detailed in our Code of Conduct.

By attending our events in any capacity (whether you are an international teacher, superstar dancer, musician, DJ, first time dancer, or anyone else) you agree to treat all participants with care and respect and to abide by our Code of Conduct which can be read here: https://www.moonshinebluesfestival.com/code-of-conduct-safe-spaces

 

Photo and video

Please be aware that Moonshine Blues Festival staff will be taking photos and videos during our events for promotional material.  By signing up to an event you are agreeing to us using your image in our promotions.
Attendees are also encouraged to take their own photos and videos and we agree that these can be shared publicly, apart from photos/videos of classes which must be agreed directly with the teachers.

Instructors

We hire, contract and advertise our featured instructors, however due to uncontrollable events, we reserve the right to adjust our teacher line up at any time.  We make every effort to never do this however, once in a while, natural disasters and delayed flights happen and we will roll with it.

Code of Conduct & Safe Spaces Statement - Philosophy of Excellence

The organisers of Moonshine Blues Festival are committed to producing a friendly, educational and, most importantly, fun event where EVERYONE FEELS SAFE. This document outlines the behaviour we expect from our guests and what to do if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable during this event.

Each individual has a responsibility to themselves and to others to make this event as enjoyable and as comfortable as possible- So in the immortal words of Bill and Ted, “Be excellent to each other!”

1. Harassment in any form will not be tolerated, including but not limited to, deliberate intimidation, bullying, stalking, sustained disruption of events, inappropriate physical contact, unwanted sexual attention and discriminatory language, including offensive comments or gestures related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race and religion.

2. Sexual language is not appropriate during any part of this event, even when intended in jest. We welcome a diverse melting pot of individuals so please be aware of your audience.

3. As with many a ‘jolly knees up’, alcohol will be permitted, after all, you are visiting Scotland, the spiritual home of Whisky. Under no circumstances should you be on the dance floor if you are drunk. If you do find yourself in a position where you have accidentally had a wee dram too many and would like to sober up, you should notify one of the event staff. We would be more than happy to provide some water for you, find a space for you to sit and breathe and/or phone for a taxi should you require one. Should we believe you are ‘too drunk to funk’ and risk harming yourself or others, we will happily take responsibility for protecting the people around you by asking you to remove yourself from that space, possibly returning to your room or other accommodation.

We operate a strict ‘no drinks on the dance floor’ policy- ain't nobody needing sticky dance shoes because of a calamitous collision of cocktails.

4. A word on illegal behaviour- it should go without saying, but we're saying it just in case… Any engagement in unlawful behaviour will be viewed in the most serious light and will be dealt with accordingly by the people most equipped to do so - the Police. They will be contacted immediately should any person or group of persons be found to be engaging in unlawful practices and behaviour.

5. We hope you like the venue and our equipment. We sure do and would like for the good condition of these things to be preserved. We appreciate accidents do happen, so if you do incur any damage to any property not belonging to yourself, please take ownership and 'fess up’. we will ensure you are treated kindly and not made to feel small. We understand that owning up takes courage, and we give massive props for anyone who does so. You will be expected to take responsibility for any damage incurred- including financial repayment to replace or repair anything that has been damaged, we will be understanding and will work with you to figure out the best way of doing this.

6. During the course of a dance event, even the most energetic and open of dancers will need a rest, or exercise their right to refuse a dance. No individual should be refused a dance based on any discriminatory reason, including dance ability. Be polite, and be kind. Providing the declination is respectful; there is no reason to take offence. If you ask someone to dance and they refuse, be mindful of them in turn, they have their reason and will explain if they wish to. If they don't, this isn't something to take to heart.

7. This list could probably go on forever, but it doesn't need to. Everyone lives in the world, everyone knows something about how they like and don't like to be treated and that they should apply that to other people. However, if any incident does arise which has not been covered here, that does not mean it will be ignored. we care and will do everything we can to provide a comfortable and safe space. Any inappropriate action will have consequences, whether formally listed here or not.

On experiencing any non-excellent behaviour; please contact the Safe Space Ambassadors, Oli, Taryn, Jo, or any of our volunteers who will be happy to assist.

Any issues that are reported will be treated with the greatest amount of discretion and confidentiality. We hope that in knowing this, you will feel encouraged to approach us if you are feeling ill at ease about anything. We know that opening up can be difficult if you have had a bad experience, and we want you to know that you will be treated with friendliness, respect and care. If, for whatever reason, you don't feel comfortable talking to the individual you find yourself with, you may ask to speak to someone else from the team with whom you feel more comfortable. We promise not to take offence (providing, of course, you are not being offensive when you make the request).

The organisers of Moonshine Blues Festival reserve the right to deal with any inappropriate behaviour from issuing a warning to expulsion from the event without a refund. You in turn have the right to be treated with respect should this arise, but expect also that we will be firm in our action and decision. 

 For Questions /  Contact us at moonshinebluesfestival@gmail.com