A Career as a Ballroom Dance
Teacher - It is Possible!!!
Imagine how wonderful your life would be,
if only you could:
Dance every day
Be constantly learning and growing in
Have a viable full-time career doing what
Work in a joyous environment
Help people discover the joy of dancing
Find a whole new world of opportunities
opened up to you!
THERE IS NO BETTER TIME!
The Ballroom dance industry is exploding with
TV shows, movies, and theater productions
featuring Ballroom Dancing
This career is possible for anyone with the
passion and drive
Let us show you how to make this
dream a reality. . .
Future Dance Teachers In
Here they are practicing figures as Leader and
Follower. You’ll be teaching both parts!
Are you qualified to take our
teacher training course?
The answer is YES!
We welcome anyone with the desire to
become a ballroom professional and the
discipline to do the work.
Our trainees are all ages, from college
students to retirees. You are never too old to
train for this career!
What Does the Teacher Training
17American Style Ballroom Dances,
using the NDCA-approved DVIDA
SYLLABUS, through the Full Bronze Level.
Youwill learn how to dance and how to
teach at the same time!
Our Course is Divided into Four Quarters –
Each Quarter is Four Months Long
1. Smooth: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, and Viennese
2. Rhythm 1: Rumba, Cha Cha, Bolero, and East
3. Rhythm 2: Merengue, Mambo, Samba, and
West Coast Swing
4. Nightclub: Nightclub Two Step, Salsa, Hustle,
Lindy Hop, and Argentine Tango
How Does the Course Train
You will master the technical “elements” of each dance
Prepares you for professional certification
In-class and take-home exams on all aspects of the
Homework presentations to acclimate you to teaching in
front of a group
Learn the history, characteristics and musical information
of the dances.
Introduction to the Ballroom Competition World –
Professional and Pro/AM Divisions.
Our Teacher Training Course Also
How to teach group and private lessons
How to choreograph for your students
How to teach and dance as both Leader and
How to teach students with different learning
How to sell dance lessons
How to market yourself as a professional dance
How Long Does It Take To Complete
Let us explain how each of these work
Sixteen Month Program
Classes meet after work, similar to night school
Workload allows you to maintain your day job
and family responsibilities
Tuesdays and Fridays from 6-8 pm in Pasadena
There is a 7 – 10 day break between Quarters
Eight Month Program
Take the Tuesday/Friday Quarter at The
Dance Family Studio.
Take the two remaining Quarters in
Exactly the same material is covered as in
the 16-month course
This program is for people who can devote
more time during the day for practice and
Our teacher training program completely
prepares you to become DVIDA certified
DVIDA is a nationally recognized teaching
organization that certifies you to become a
teacher, Dance Sport Judge, and/or
Here’s What Some Graduates of
This Program Are Doing. . .
Betty Gong : Teaching youth in the public school
Sara Pitcher : Hired by one of the top dance
schools in the country – Mary Murphy’s
Champion Ballroom in San Diego
Jennifer Suzuki : Top Professional Rhythm
Competitor, nationally ranked
Julie Lowe : Former principal ballerina now a
Master Instructor for BDTC
Peter Misich -Teaching large group classes at
Can You Make a Living as a
Ballroom Dance Teacher?
Average first year salary for a teacher with CBTA
credentials is between $25,000-$35,000
$50-$60K per year in years two through five
Independent teachers earn a net hourly pay of
$75 per lesson - at 30 lessons per week, that is
over $100K per year!
Additional income from competitions, showcases,
Tuition is $495 per month for 16 months
(plus materials – DVIDA manuals and
CBTA Teacher Training Workbook)
Additional Benefits– free group classes,
free parties, free practice space
New sections start every March, July, and
How Do I Enroll?
Just fill out the Enrollment Form on our
Send us a $150 non-refundable deposit
(will be applied to your first month’s
And…your life-changing journey
has just begun!
Call us directly at