If a dancer believes that his/her personal space has been violated or that he/she has been verbally sexually harassed, and that dancer complains to the Board, the Board will take action against the offender by following this Three-Strikes-You're-Out scenario:
a. The offense happens.
b. The offendee complains to a board member, who then speaks to the offender (if the offendee speaks to the offender personally, the strike scenario is not invoked).
c. The offense continues.
d. The board may then inform the offender that he/she has Strike 1 (2 month suspension from HM dances) If that entire scenario is repeated, the board then calls Strike 2 (4-6 month suspension from HM dances). If that entire scenario is again repeated, the board then calls Strike 3 (permanent ban from HM dances). (Approved February 24, 2008)