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Dance Teacher Certificate Program

Do you love to dance? Do you want a career doing something you love, while still having control over your time and life? Even if you have little or no previous dance training experience, this program will teach you everything you need to know to have a successful full- or part-time career in the exciting world of Latin & Ballroom dancing! In addition to learning over 10 different Ballroom and Latin dances, you will also learn how to teach private and group lessons, sell lessons, market yourself as a dance instructor and more! This current semester, we will cover the Bronze and Silver Level Dances (Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Jive, Paso Doble, Salsa, Jitterbug and Line Dance). Attending this certification program will provide you with the dance skills, sales skills, and confidence necessary for a career in this growing industry. You can choose to enroll in selected dances or in the entire program to learn the entire range of dances. After completing all five semesters (Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive, Paso Doble) you will be qualified to take the <IDTA> International Dance Teachers' Association Certification Exam.

  • Introduction of IDTA

The International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) is a leading dance teaching and examination board based in Brighton, England. Operating internationally, the IDTA is one of the largest dance teaching organizations in the world and currently has over 7,000 members in 55 countries. The IDTA is a recognized awarding organization, recognized by the national qualifications regulators in England and Wales and the Council for Dance Education and Training, and is also affiliated to the British Dance Council, the Central Council of Physical Recreation and the Theatre Dance Council International. The IDTA also works in partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance. It publishes their magazine for members Dance International six times a year.

Teaching qualifications

There are five levels of certification for candidates undertaking teacher training:

  • Pre-Associate 1: Denotes a student teacher who is not permitted to teach without supervision. Has studied part of the graded syllabus for the relevant subject

  • Pre-Associate 2: Denotes a student teacher who is not permitted to teach without supervision. Has completed study of the graded syllabus for the relevant subject

The following three levels are different levels of qualified teachers and all are authorized to teach the IDTA syllabus and enter candidates for examinations:

  • Associate (AIDTA): A qualified teacher who has completed detailed study in the teaching of the Intermediate syllabus for the relevant subject

  • Licentiate (LIDTA): A qualified teacher who has completed detailed study in the teaching of the Advanced 1 syllabus for the relevant subject

  • Fellowship (FIDTA): A qualified teacher who has completed detailed study in the teaching of the Advanced 2 syllabus for the relevant subject


IDTA’s Professional Dance Teacher Certificate is for you if you want to work in Artson Dancesport Studio and/or open a dance studio, are interested in theater and music, or are creative and enjoy physical activities. You will be exposed to a variety of types of dance including Rumba,  Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive, Paso Doble, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quick Step, Viennese Waltz, Salsa, Jitterbug, Swing Dance and Line Dances. You will learn to choreograph and will have ample opportunities to perform.Graduates will be able to pursue many career paths, such as performer, choreographer, dance educator, dance therapist, dance studio operator, dance critic, and many more. Your certificate may prepare you for some of these careers, while others will require additional education, such as a one-year Student-Teacher Degree or two-year Associate Degree. (Additional exam fee is required)

Two Ways to Take Teacher Training <License>

We offer the International Standard Style Bronze (Level 1) & Silver (Level 2) Teacher Training:

1. Group Class Format - Complete Every Single Item Specified Classes, for a total of 10 Classes or above,

  • Tuition Fee : Level 1 $180 (Each Course)

  • Tuition Fee : Level 2 $240 (Each Course)

  • Exam Fee: $70

2. Private Classes Format (Total: 10 Hours)

  • Tuition Fee : Level 1 or Level 2 $900 (Each Course)

  • Exam Fee: $70

Group Class Format

Participants may choose to enroll in

1. Specific dances offered within the 3 months program

2. The entire 3-months to learn the whole range of dances

3. 12 months program divided into every 3 months Classes are ongoing, with starting every January, April,  July & October


Private Lesson Format

The private lesson Teacher Training Program offers a completely customize training, tailored specifically

to your availability and preferred location. You may take lessons on a schedule that works for you!

$100 / lesson / 45 min


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Promising Personalized Guidance Every Step of the Way


Group Lessons

Personalized Attention

$100 / lesson / 45 min


Couples Lessons

Guaranteed Success

$100 / lesson / 45 min


One-on-One Lessons

Customized Lessons to Fit Your Needs

$100 / lesson / 45 min

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