Strength in Numbers

The Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT), a nonprofit founded in 1973, provides artistic, educational, and cultural opportunities to dancers, teachers, and professionals of all ages, races, and abilities through dance festivals, master classes, scholarships, professional recognition, adaptive dance programs, collaborations, and partnerships.

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DanceLife TV | Road Adventure (Day 3)

Join the DLTV crew on the bus as they journey to everything dance across North America. In this episode get some behind the scenes footage of our visit with Vicki Sheer at the Dance Educators of America convention in Richmond, Virginia.

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DanceLife TV | The Matriarch of DEA with Vicki Sheer

The matriarch of Dance Educators of America, Vicki Sheer has been a leader in the national dance community for decades. DLTV journeys to Virginia to catch up with Vicki at one of her conventions, where she reminisces about the good old days and shares her frank opinions on dance and teaching in the 21st century. Her words vary from thought-provoking to humorous, with stops everywhere in between.

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Crash Course in Credentialing

Anyone can hang a shingle on a storefront or put up mirrors in the basement of a private home and open a dance studio in the United States or Canada. But as experienced dancers, teachers, and studio owners recognize, not all dance teachers know what they’re doing. That’s where certification and accreditation can help—but only if studio owners and teachers are willing to take the time and expense to seek training.

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