March-April 2012 | Strength in Numbers

Since receiving its charter in 1977, Dance Masters of Arizona, Dance Masters of America Chapter 36, has been offering member teachers opportunities to further their own dance education.

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Strength in Numbers

Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey, a nonprofit educational organization for dance teachers and other dance professionals established in 1936, calls itself the “members’ organization.”

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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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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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