Sanura Dance Space: A Guide for Inclusive Queer Dancing

Welcome to Sanura Dance, where we celebrate diversity, inclusion, and the joy of dance. As dance instructors, it's essential to understand our unique position in fostering a safe and inclusive space for the queer community. Let's explore the key concepts to guide you in creating an environment that is not only about dance moves but also about fostering a sense of belonging and acceptance within the queer community.

Understanding Key Terms


Feminism is the advocacy of women's rights and equality based on the belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.


FLINTA stands for Female, Lesbian, Intersex, Non-binary, Trans, and Allied. It's an inclusive term acknowledging diverse identities, including Cis Women.

LGBTQ+ Community

Encompassing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other identities, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity.

Queer Person

Someone whose sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression falls outside traditional societal norms. Queer is an umbrella term encompassing a variety of identities within the LGBTQ+ spectrum.

Queer Space 

An environment where LGBTQ+ individuals and allies can gather, socialize, and express themselves without fear of discrimination or prejudice. It is intentionally inclusive, supportive, and affirming.

Creating a Queer Dance Class

To make our dance classes specifically inclusive and welcoming for the queer community, let's implement these steps:

1. Inclusive Language:

2. Pronoun Inclusivity:

3. Partnering and Gender Roles:

4. Safe Space:

5. Open Discussions:

6. Feedback Mechanism:

7. Flexible Dress Code:

8. Additional Resources for Understanding: