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Dance Teacher Certification (karma: 16)
By Triskitmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun May 15, 2005 11:02 AM
Edited by Triskit (33746) on 2005-05-15 11:13:03
Made sticky by soliloquy (28370) on 2005-05-16 04:35:31

There was a post a while back asking for info on where and how to become a dance teacher. Here's a list I compiled with links to various college/university programs, professional organizations and conservatories. I appologize if I left out some links or programs. I have included info for programs in the US, Canada and the UK. If you have info for these countries that I missed or for other countries please post them here so everyone can benefit :)

<b>Teacher Certification</b>

Options:
College/University Degree
Conservatory
Professional Association

<b>Accredited Dance Education Institutions</b>

College/University Programs:

<b>International:</b>
Royal Academy of Dance BA Hons in Dance Education – distance learning
education.rad.org.uk . . .

Chulalongkorn University Bangkok Thailand
www.chula.ac.th . . .


<b>Canada:</b>
Simon Fraser
www.sfu.ca . . .

York University
www.yorku.ca . . .

Concordia University
dance.concordia.ca

Ryerson University
ryerson.ca . . .

University of Calgary
dance.ffa.ucalgary.ca . . .


<b>United Kingdom:</b>
The Place – London School of Contemporary Dance
www.theplace.org.uk#

University of Surrey
www.surrey.ac.uk . . .

Roehampton University
www.roehampton.ac.uk . . .

Laban Center
www.laban.org

Royal Academy of Dance
education.rad.org.uk . . .

Bird College
www.birdcollege.co.uk . . .

London Studio Center
www.london-studio-centre.co.uk . . .


<b>United States:</b>
La Roche
www.laroche.edu . . .

Dickinson College
www.dickinson.edu . . .

Mercyhurst College
dance.mercyhurst.edu . . .

Point Park University
www.pointpark.edu . . .

Slippery Rock University
www.sru.edu . . .

University of the Arts
www.uarts.edu . . .

Temple University
www.temple.edu . . .

Arizona State University
herbergercollege.asu.edu . . .

Five Colleges, Incorporated
www.fivecolleges.edu . . .

Barnard College
www.barnard.edu . . .

Brenau University
www.brenau.edu . . .

Brigham Young University
www.byu.edu . . .

California Institute of the Arts
www.calarts.edu . . .

California State University Fullerton
www.fullerton.edu . . .

California State University Long Beach
www.csulb.edu . . .

California State University LA
www.calstatela.edu . . .

Chapman University
www.chapman.edu . . .

Colorado State University
www.colostate.edu . . .

Columbia College Chicago
www.colum.edu . . .

Cornell University
www.arts.cornell.edu . . .

Cornish College of the Arts
www.cornish.edu . . .

Denison University
www.denison.edu . . .

Duke University
www.duke.edu . . .

Florida International University
www.fiu.edu . . .

Florida State University
dance.fsu.edu

Goucher College
www.goucher.edu . . .

Hollins University
www.hollins.edu . . .

Hope College
www.hope.edu . . .

James Madison University
caal.jmu.edu . . .

Julliard
www.juilliard.edu . . .

Kansas State University
www.ksu.edu . . .

Kent State University
www.dance.kent.edu

Kenyon College
www.kenyon.edu . . .

Loyola Marymount University
www.lmu.edu . . .

New York University
education.nyu.edu . . .

Ohio State University
www.dance.ohio-state.edu

Ohio University
www.dance.ohiou.edu

Princeton University
www.princeton.edu . . .

Purdue University
www.sla.purdue.edu . . .

Sarah Lawrence College
www.slc.edu . . .

Skidmore College
www.skidmore.edu . . .

Stanford University
www.stanford.edu . . .

Swarthmore University
www.swarthmore.edu . . .

University of Arizona
web.cfa.arizona.edu . . .

University of Hartford
www.hartford.edu . . .

University of Hawaii
www2.hawaii.edu . . .

University of Idaho
www.educ.uidaho.edu . . .

University of Mass
www.umass.edu . . .

University of Oklahoma
www.ou.edu . . .

University of Organ
dance.uoregon.edu

University of Utah Modern
www.dance.utah.edu

University of Utah Ballet
www.ballet.utah.edu

Utah Valley State College
www.uvsc.edu . . .


<b>Conservatories</b>

<b>United States:</b>
Boston Conservatory
www.bostonconservatory.edu . . .

Alvin Ailey School
www.alvinailey.org

Shenandoah Conservatory
www.su.edu . . .

New World School of the Arts
www.mdc.edu . . .

<b>Canada:</b>
Main Dance
www.maindance.ca . . .

The Edmonton School of Ballet
www.vashti.com . . .

Canadian College of Performing Arts
www.ccpacanada.com . . .

National Ballet School of Canada
www.nationalballetschool.org . . .

Royal Winnipeg Ballet School
www.rwbschool.com . . .


<b>Professional Associations</b>

<b>International:</b>
Imperial Society of Teachers in Dancing
www.istd.org

Royal Academy of Dance
www.rad.org.uk

<b>US:</b>
Dance Masters of America
www.dma-national.org

Dance Educators of America
www.deadance.com

<b>UK:</b>
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
www.istd.org

Royal Academy of Dance
www.rad.org.uk

<b>Canada:</b>
Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association
www.cdta.info

Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers
www.adaptsyllabus.com

80 Replies to Dance Teacher Certification

re: Dance Teacher Certification
By funkdudemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon May 16, 2005 01:24 AM
Well done triskit! Thats amazing. Karma for you!
re: Dance Teacher Certification (karma: 1)
By Theresamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon May 16, 2005 06:03 PM
For those that care, the National Clogging Leaders Organization certifies clogging instructors - www.clog.org

And the Clogging Champions Of America offers a once a year judges training class (not really certification, but just the same) www.ccaclog.com
re: Dance Teacher Certification (karma: 1)
By Damara
On Wed May 25, 2005 06:24 AM
thanks i was one that wanted info on it about a yr ago. I took an exam from a TX association dance co 3 yrs ago. and that certified me to teach in the studio but it's not enough to own/run a studio. i was hoping i could do some sort of summer course through a big co like dma or dea and do the exam for my certification. There's no such thing right?
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By Triskitmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Wed May 25, 2005 10:45 AM
DMA and DEA both have summer programs. I'm not too familiar with how they run things, but if you contact them I'm sure they could answer your questions regarding their certification practices.
re: Dance Teacher Certification (karma: 1)
By heartzjoymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed May 25, 2005 07:22 PM
Hi Damara,

I've never seen anything to certify a person to be a studio owner. The DMA certification is for teachers, it won't necessarily prepare you to own/run a studio, it will give you great teaching skills. It may be helpful to apprentice a studio owner. And as a side note, just about anyone can open a dance studio. You should have a background that is in at least one dance form and be a strong dancer and educator in that form. It's helpful too to have a good network of resources (lawyer friends, good insight, business knowledge, etc.) If your goal is to be a studio owner try Rhee Gold seminars. Another thing to note is that studio owners learn a lot through experiencing things first hand, you should be good with making financial decisions and certainly not a people pleaser :). You could have certifications out the wazoo but without real life experience, it's just not the same.
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By Damara
On Thu May 26, 2005 12:57 PM
yeah i know. my wording wasn't right i guess. actually my certificate is from the studio acknowledging that i'm a teacher graduate. but its not enough to be qualified as the instructor that owns the studio. ppl expect to see that the owner is certfied through a well known company. i live in louisiana and my teacher (who is the studio owner and is certified through dea) gave me the oral and written exam from the tx dance co. i think she's always used this particular tx co to test her students in the past. if i find my booklet, i will tell you the exact name of this tx dance co.
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By allthatdance
On Thu Jun 02, 2005 05:04 PM
Thanks for an awesome post. I will certainly notify my teachers of your informative post!
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By ShadowLunaCatPremium member
On Thu Jun 02, 2005 09:54 PM
Edited by Shadowsong (106208) on 2005-06-02 21:53:39 left out something pretty important :)
In a word, WOW! What a complete list! What a l-o-n-g list, but I'm so happy that it's there! Believe me, your efforts are greatly appreciated!

Shadow.


Oh, and T? I care LOTS! :)
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By Damara
On Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:33 AM
it's texas association teachers of dancing inc.

that's where my teacher got the test/exam for me to take for her studio.
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By DreamLiveDancePremium member
On Mon Jun 20, 2005 09:20 PM
thank you for that !!!
la, ms, al
By rockindancer08
On Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:37 PM
i live in louisiana... does anyone know of any schools that certify dance teaching in louisiana, mississippi, or alabama... i would also like to open a studio but you dont need special certification for that do you?? i would really appreciate the help... if you will... e-mail me at rynobabs@yahoo.com THANX!!
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By batd_teacherPremium member
On Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:55 AM
Should you want information on how to be a certified Highland or Scottish National instructor, you can seek the following organizations:

sobhd.org - world wide
sohda.com - world wide
batd.co.uk - branch of SOBHD
thesdta.com - branch of SOHDA
fusta.com - American
scotdancecanada.com - Canadian (more for competition purposes but does have informative links to Canadian Associations)
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By zoe_dance
On Wed Jul 06, 2005 01:56 AM
What about IDTA?
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By TEAM_MOMmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jul 22, 2005 01:00 PM
Great list complete with website addresses. Nice.

That was a great idea to do that. I'll be popping through those for a while.
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By Tapdanzer
On Mon Aug 01, 2005 07:31 AM
Good work hun, but you forgot a few. There's BATD (orignally in UK but open for anyone). I'm from Canada and I have my BATD teachers and PACE, thats a new one. Either way though, goood job, tons of info here which will be helpful to many people.
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By spandex_lovemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:27 AM
Wow, that's some amazing info there.

Just don't forget about the BATD (British Asssociation of Teachers of Dance) which I happen to be a part of for my jazz certification.
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By Triskitmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Aug 07, 2005 05:20 PM
You guys should include links to your organizations to expand the list. As I stated in my original post I'm sorry if I left out some programs, and feel free to keep adding to the list so everyone can benefit :)
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By Dancer0943
On Sat Aug 27, 2005 08:47 PM
Thank you for all the info! Your are great!!
Thanks
By dstarz
On Mon Aug 29, 2005 02:41 PM
Thanks for all your information!
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By Jennamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Sep 03, 2005 04:02 PM
WOW thats quite the extensive list! Thanks very much!
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By batd_teacherPremium member
On Fri Sep 09, 2005 01:21 PM
BATD is part of the SOBHD.

you can access the BATD web site at batd.co.uk

I'm from Canada too and that's what I am certified under.

In Canada, Highland dancers are either SDTA or BATD. Depending on the teacher you have your tests under. Both are branches of the SOBHD.

There is also the other governing body SOHDA.
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By bigwinner
On Thu Oct 20, 2005 08:29 PM
that is a really long list it must have taken you forever to make.
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By EireLibramember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 27, 2005 08:14 AM
Here is the info for Irish Dance Certification:

Here's the Big Three:

An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha
clrg.ie

Comhdháil Múinteoiri Na Rinci Gaelacha
irishdancingorg.com

Cumann Rince Naisiunta
crn-usa.org

The following are smaller, newer branch organizations.

Performance Irish Dance Teachers Association
pidta.org

Association of American Irish Dance Teachers
friendshipfeis.org

World Irish Dance Teachers Association
www.angelfire.com . . .
re: Dance Teacher Certification
By SarahEStepper
On Tue Nov 22, 2005 01:26 AM
Hi everyone.
Im from a very small town and the dance teacher i had for years was never certified as far as I know. However I want to be!!! Im a certified coach through UDA but they dont do teacher certification I dont think.
But, I do have some questions. I don't know if i jsut dont ever read anything right or what but I look on all kinds of sites and it says certification by test.
When you guys got certified did you have to go to workshops and different states and everything. Its hard for me and the pocket book to travel to all these places that only offer it.
Is there such thing at all where you can get certification without having to travel? Just by the co. sending you the test?? I hope this doesnt sound completely silly but I am just wondering.
Anyone know anything about Dance Masters of America and how they work? Anyone certified through them ? How did ya do it if so??

thanks for your help, please reply as soon as you know something. its eating at me. :)

Sarah
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