“T-for-Two” Teacher Training and DVIDA® Certification Workshops
T-for-Two (teacher training for two people) is a 5-, 7- or 10-day customized residential program where you are paired with another dancer-trainee with compatible skills and goals. You choose the kind of training you wish to receive (general teacher training from the ground up or certification), when you’d like to come, and we put together a customized plan for you. All dance styles and levels are available: American and International, Bronze through Gold, as well as Nightclub dances (Salsa, Argentine Tango, Hustle, Lindy Hop, Nightclub Two Step).
Housing is included in the cost of tuition, all you have to do is get here!
Location: Ballroom Dance Teachers College at Sol Ballroom, Las Cruces, New Mexico
What You Will Learn
We will focus on the ‘nuts and bolts’ of each figure by learning the individual elements (foot position, dance position, lead, turn, footwork, timing, etc.), and the “language” of certification. In addition, you will develop your ability to lead and follow with equal skill, as well as how to teach correct styling and technique.
If you would like to become professionally certified, we will incorporate the theory principles required to pass a Professional Certification exam and can arrange for you to take your exams while you are here or via skype shortly after you return home. Our goal is make the entire process smooth, engaging, inspiring and doable no matter your skill level.
- DVIDA® Syllabus manual (and/or DVIDA® App) for the dances you are studying
- Teach Like a Pro book
Please contact us to schedule your own customized workshop at a time that is convenient for you.
5-Day Course | $1995*: includes 25 hours of training (5 hours per day) and housing.
This workshop is perfect for any of the following goals:
- How to teach 2-3 dances
- How to start class to music
- Procedures for teaching great private lessons and group classes
- Move Like a Champion (body mechanic exercises)
- Finding your unique presentation style
- How to sell dance lessons
Junior Associate Certification (first half of Bronze syllabus)
- Smooth, Rhythm, Ballroom, Latin or Nightclub
- Silver or Gold also available
7-Day Course | $3495*: includes 50 hours of training (7 hours per day) and housing
In addition to the information in our 5 day courses, with a bit more time, you may choose to augment your studies with the following:
- How to teach an additional 2-3 dances
- How to Run a Great Dance Party
- How to Market Yourself
- In-depth study of relationship of music and dance
- Develop your dance skills as a dancer as both leader and follower.
- Work one on one with a coach to prepare your certification videos.
- Full Associate (Smooth, Rhythm, Ballroom, Latin or Nightclub)
- Preparing for Teaching Methodology exam questions (Part C)
10-Day Course | $3995*: includes 50 hours of training (5 hours per day) and housing
This workshop covers the same material as a 7-day Course but is perfect for those who prefer to have more free time during the day to practice and study outside of class.
Questions and Registration
Please contact us to reserve your spot! Or, create your own customized training sessions, perfectly tailored to your individual goals, budget and schedule. Payment plans are available.
* Prices are based on two individuals participating and do not include NM tax. Solo programs may be available for individuals at a 50% tuition increase, and based on availability. Progress is estimated based on program experience. Individual student progress may vary, will be tailored to one’s learning style and ability, and informed by program goals.