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Certification in Dance
- Phillip Stephens (firstname.lastname@example.org | 713-248-2299)
- Date Published:
- April 1, 2009
Prepare for Dance Teacher Certification
If you've ever thought of becoming a Certified Ballroom Dance Instructor, here's an opportunity you won't want to miss!
US Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (USISTD) Fellow and Examiner Phillip Stephens offers training courses for aspiring teachers. Courses are in progress now, and you are encouraged to join them.
Phillip Stephens has trained many dance teachers who have opened their own studios, entered into competition careers, and who have eventually become judges for dance competitions. He travels extensively giving speeches and lectures, coaching dancers and conducting USISTD examinations.
Because of shows like Dancing With The Stars, Phillip Stephens realized that partnership dancing is becoming more popular every year. Many public and private schools now offer courses in partnership dance, and most universities and colleges have some sort of social dance club. The increased awareness of partnership dancing creates a demand for well-trained teachers, which is the main reason Phillip has set up courses to prepare candidates for their Professional Dance Degree Certification Examinations
The US Amateur Dance Association (USA Dance) is responsible for much of the "dance interest" in our school systems. Dance Teaching Organizations such as the US Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing have promoted this interest in the adult population. USA Dance and USISTD work closely on projects of mutual interest, and are continually looking for more ways to provide high quality dance education to all sectors of the population.
Virtually every Ballroom competition in the USA features the USISTD International style syllabi. Colleges and Universities often encourage their dance clubs to use the USISTD syllabi, and some, like BYU in Utah and Fairmont State College in West Virginia, have set up courses through which students can gain USISTD academic dance teaching qualifications.
All of this has combined to create an immediate demand for high quality and fully certified dance teachers. What's more, dance studios, public and private schools, colleges and universities want teachers knowledgeable in - and able to teach - the USISTD syllabi.
Dance teachers work with people from all walks of life; they also travel, attend seminars and lectures, enter competitions, and often develop distinguished careers as Professional Competitors.
If you'd like information about the courses available for learning to teach Ballroom/Partnership dance, please get in touch with Phillip Stephens, who is part owner of and teaches at Houston's largest dance studio - The Dance Place. He may be reached via PhilTex44@aol.com or 713-248-2299.