Dance Educators of America

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Dance Educators Of America
World-Class dance organization, dedicated to education first. 

Advanced Teacher certification

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ADVANCED TEACHER CERTIFICATION SCHOOL

ADVANCED - SPECIALIZED - CERTIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAMS

As Dance Educators of America, Inc. continues its efforts to meet the demands of today’s dance studio teacher and owner, we continue to EVALUATE and ENHANCE our educational programs.  Since 1932 we have been at the fore front in providing dance education to the dance community.  As a leader in dance education Dance Educators of America, Inc. is introducing three exciting Certificate Programs:

  •  Associate Specialized Training Certificate
  •  Advanced Teacher Certificate
  •  Student Assistant Certificate

Each program offers courses in our four (4) core subjects: Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Tap.  These three (3) programs provide the owner, studio teachers, and student assistants with the opportunities to become certified to teach dance.  Teachers will learn the principles of dance, how to approach different age groups, to put together exercises in a comprehensive way that is age, level and skill appropriate and to develop curriculums and syllabi’s. Helping them to develop the necessary skills to teach the basic principles of dance and have a curriculum that has shown the best results year after year.

Each core subject has three (3) consecutive levels of instructions and will have an exam at the completion of each level. To receive a certification for that level and move on to the next level, you must achieve a cumulative passing score of 75%.  Each level builds on the prior levels’ foundation and cannot be taken out of order.  The intellectual material is presented in an easy to understand, yet comprehensive approach by highly qualified teaching instructors. 

To ensure your place for the “Advance Teacher Certification School”, you must be registered for the “Advance Teacher Certification School” and pay a 25% non-refundable deposit by April 1, 2018.  The balance for the registration must be paid by June 1, 2018.

ASSOCIATE SPECIALIZATION TRAINING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

This new program allows teachers to choose which subject(s) they wish to take for certification. Teachers can choose to specialize in one or more of the core subjects.  The cost is $250.00 per core subject.  For example: A teacher only teaches TAP and does not teach BALLET, JAZZ, or MODERN that teacher can receive an associate specialized training certification in TAP.  The teacher will receive an “ASSOCIATE TEACHER CERTIFICATION DIPLOMA” for the subject taken after completing and passing the exam for that subject.

ADVANCED TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

This program is for those teachers wishing to expand and revitalize their knowledge about teaching all the core subjects and how they relate to each other. Advanced Teacher Certification requires that you take and achieve a cumulative passing score of 75% for all core subjects in the three (3) levels.  The teacher will receive an “ADVANCED TEACHER CERTIFICATION DIPLOMA” for the level after completing and passing the exam for that level. Teachers taking and passing all three levels are eligible to become a FULLY ACCREDITED MEMBER OF DANCE EDUCATORS OF AMERICA, INC. upon achieving all requirements of membership.  The cost is $1,000 per level and teachers will be able to take classes offered in the Teacher’s Workshop at the Dance Educators of America, Inc. Convention at no charge.  Some of the tentative classes for the Teacher’s Workshop are: Acrobatics, Business Management, Choreography, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Injury Prevention and Lyrical.  The Teacher’s Workshop is not available for anyone that is entered in the Dance Educators of America, Inc. Competition.

STUDENT ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The Student Assistant program is for students that assist teachers in class and is open to students that are in high school and have completed their sophomore year. This program helps to assure your clientele that your assistants are certified to teach. What better way to continue the legacy of your teaching and studio as you guide and nurture your assistants into becoming knowledgeable teachers from the start.  The program allows teachers to choose which subject(s) they wish their assistant to be certified. Teachers can choose to have their assistant specialize in one or more of the core subjects.  The student assistant will receive a “STUDENT ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION DIPLOMA” for the subject after completing and passing the exam for that level. The cost is $250.00 per core subject.