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.
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