Teacher Training

at StaverDanceSport, 41 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon.
FALL Term classes begin SEPTEMBER 21st, 2019.
Pre registration is REQUIRED.

If you would like to become a Certified Ballroom Dance Instructor, and train for one of the most rewarding teaching careers, contact Linda Staver for details, 541-746-6268, or email: elstaver1@aol.com.
No prior Dance Experience is Necessary!
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Teaching dance is a career option for anyone – even those with no prior dance experience! This Program was created and designed to provide the vocational skills needed to be successful in the ballroom dance industry. This program is a Professional Certification Program, and is the perfect opportunity for anyone who loves dance, and is serious about becoming a highly qualified ballroom dance instructor.

The Teacher Training program covers 12 different dances and is divided into six semesters. Each semester consists of 48 hrs of inclass time over a 16 week time period. Each Term is a course unto itself, and students may start the program at the beginning of any Term.
The entire program can be completed in 24 months, on an accelerated individualized custom schedule!

Here is a brief overview

The Ballroom Dance Instructors College Teacher Certification Training Program is 3 year program for Full Bronze Certification consisting of 6 Terms of comprehensive study covering the following topics.

1) Ballroom Dance Theory based on a nationally recognized syllabus, 8 different elements of skill, styling and technique, per step, not just per pattern.

2) Dancing the Lead and Follow for all of the Bronze level figures in 12 different dances (American Style)

(Smooth -Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Viennese Waltz).

(Rhythm – Cha-Cha, Rumba, Mambo, Samba, Bolero, East Coast Swing, Merengue, and West Coast Swing)

3) Oral and Written Exams as well as Dancing Exams every four weeks.

4) Teaching Methodology – How to teach a private lesson, how to teach a group class, pacing, teaching to the median, etc.

The tuition is $1700 per Term. The Tuition can be paid on a monthly schedule of $425/month.

Each Term consists of 16 weeks of class, 48 hrs of in class time over the Term,
(3 hrs per week of in class time and a projected 9-15 hours of outside study and preparation time per week.)

There are two different Programs based on level of dance experience. There are also options for private training instead of group class training.

An accelerated customized program is possible for students who are already teaching and are already solid in their knowledge base of the above mentioned topics.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss the program that would best suit you and how to get registered, or if you have any other questions, please feel free to call me.
studio – 541-746-6268, personal cell – 541-517-7792.

In these courses, you will learn the Leader’s and Follower’s parts of all the figures in the Bronze Syllabus.
You will learn the technical elements from a teacher’s perspective and how to communicate them effectively.
The course provides full immersion into the world of ballroom dancing: tuition includes free practice and parties, along with discounted group classes!

Students participating in this program will become highly qualified teachers. The training provided is extremely technical. Upon completion of the course program, successful candidates can be tested for Certification by a National Examiner for Junior Associates Certification, or Full Associates Certification. Certified Teachers are potentially desirable employees in dance studios around the country, because of the level of expertise this training provides. Full Associates Certification recognized by the NDCA is the first step to being acknowledged as an expert in the field of ballroom dance.

The National Dance Council of America (NDCA) is the official governing body for dancing in the United States. Its purpose is to provide, on a nation-wide basis, a united inter-association agency to represent the interests of those in the dance profession and other dance-related entities and organizations, and to act as the agency for cooperation with similar councils in other countries. The NDCA stated purpose is to also conduct a continuing campaign for the establishment and the maintenance of high standards in dance education, and to acquaint the public with the nature and benefits of these standards and to recognize the status of qualified dance teachers affiliated to member organizations of this Council.

The Ballroom Dance Teachers Training prepares potential ballroom dance teachers to become Certified Ballroom Dance Teachers recognized by the NDCA (National Dance Council of America). Students learn how to dance both the Lead and Follow, how to teach, referencing a standardized, nationally recognized Syllabus. The courses offered through the program are intensive studies of dance training, theory, teaching methodology, and professional deportment. The program takes students on a journey that greatly enhances their own dancing, and prepares them for a highly successful career as a ballroom dance teacher. Students can also have potential career opportunities here locally at StaverDanceSport.
Purpose of this Program –
The participants learn how to dance with technique, how to effectively teach ballroom dancing to students, and begin a career as a dance professional. Program participants need not have any prior dance experience.

Other programs available for certification training for those who are already teachers.
Interested in increasing your earning potential?
Enroll for Fall Term – 2019.
Find out how you can become a Certified Ballroom Dance Teacher, recognized by the NDCA.
Train to become a Professional Ballroom Dance Teacher.

Fall Term Schedule – 2019

Smooth Section A 2 – Saturday Class
48+ hrs in class
Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Viennese Waltz.
Figures 8-15 DVIDA Syllabus
Dates: Sept 21, 2019 – Jan 25th , 2020
Class Times: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Section A1 – Monday/Thursday Class
48+ hrs in class
Cha-Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero
Figures 1-7 DVIDA Syllabus
Dates: September 24th, 2019 – January 23rd, 2020
Class Times: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

For More Information: Call Linda Staver – 541-746-6268.