We operate with the understanding that risk is inherent in rope, both physically and emotionally. We believe that there is really no such thing as a ‘safe space’ but that there can be valiant efforts at creating ‘safer spaces’, and that this will always be a work-in-progress, not a set-status. We observe that there are power dynamics at play in a studio environment between owner and attendees, in a classroom setting between teacher and students, and between the perceived social status of guest presenters/performers and the people who pay hard-earned money to learn from them and view their work. We understand that giving feedback or approaching a person in a perceived position of power with an issue concerning a class, a teacher, a performer, another studio attendee, the studio owner, or the studio itself, can be intimidating, feel unsafe, or unhelpful.