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No classes at this time. Private sessions are available.

About The Program

The Professional Certification process offers extraordinary benefits to dance teachers and even students, deeply enriching their dancing and teaching, and greatly expanding their career opportunities and knowledge.

This course is for those who would like to be certified in the dance style they teach or would like to teach. It is a comprehensive program designed to teach you dance concepts you may not have fully understood. And will give you the tools in which to take your exam.

You will improve both your verbal and presentation skills. You will learn the precise vocabulary for describing the technical elements of dance figures, which will help your explanations become clear, succinct, and consistent. Your knowledge of the precise alignments will improve your ability to choreograph routines for your students. You will expand your knowledge of musical terms and concepts, and you will understand how dancing and music relate. Finally, the process of technical mastery will improve your eye, so you will know instantly how to correct your students.

In the dance industry, professional certificates are granted to dancers who submit themselves to a standardized exam from one of the accredited organizations, and who pass that exam satisfactorily. A credential from any of these organizations is an asset to your career. The certification exam for which you’ll prepare for is the Dance Vision International Dancers Association (DVIDA®) certification. The teacher training curriculum is based on the DVIDA® syllabus and the ProDvida exam structure which is recognized by the Nation Dance Council of America. The certificate you receive when you pass your certification exams declares your expertise to the world. Your certification is the first step to being recognized as a national expert.

This program is from the American Style Dvida syllabus. The dances offered through-out the year are Arg. Tango, West Coast Swing, EC Swing and Samba, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Rumba, and Hustle and more. Each dance is divided into 10 weeks which allows you to take which ever dances you'd like. There are 17 dances in all at 3 different levels that one can achieve. This program will be conducted to 1 night a week at a 1 ˝ hour time slot, 15 hours in total per dance. Class will be limited to 10 people. Jami Josephson, who has several certifications in American and International Style of 17 dances will be conducting this program. For more information, please contact Jami at 877-980-DANCE or email at Jami@Learn2Salsa.com. Jami@Learn2Salsa.com.

Requirements and Information

*A payment schedule is available.

Course Materials Required for Course:

Materials you will need for this course…
Bronze Salsa Manual... $39
Notebook Binder
(video camera is allowed at the end of each class)

Dates of Classes

  • Attendance
    This is a professional level course, and we cover a lot of material at a fairly fast pace. Missing class is not advised, as you can easily fall behind. If you do have to miss a class, you can generally arrange to work with one of the other students to help you catch up. You can also schedule private lessons with Jami.

    Each class meets a total of 1 1/2 hours a week. Most students spend quite a bit of time every week studying the material and practicing what they have learned. Though the amount of outside time varies greatly from student to student, please expect to commit one hour of study time for every hour you spend in class. Becoming a dance teacher takes dedication and practice.

    The DVIDA Manuals and a Binder are required textbooks for the course. The accompanying DVIDA videos are recommended, but optional. The DVIDA Bronze Manuals and videos are available from Dance Vision, and may be ordered online at http://www.dancevision.com, or by calling 1-800-851-2813. A Binder is needed for all class handouts that are distributed over the entire program. Discounts on manuals are available through Jami, if you need one, please speak with her.

    Tuition is currently $750 per dance. A flexible payment plan is also available, please inquire with Jami. Tuition is due the first class. Students who make a late tuition payment will be accessed a $15 late fee. Tuition can be paid in class by check, or online via PayPal to Jami@Learn2Salsa.com. There is a 3% service fee for all Paypal charges. Checks should be made payable to Jami Josephson. To secure your enrollment in the class, we recommend submitting the $100.00 non-refundable deposit at least 10 days prior to the start of class.

    All students will be expected to have proper dance shoes by the second class meeting. This is not an arbitrary aesthetic or fashion consideration. To teach dance, you need the "right tool for the job," and proper dance shoes are literally the foundation for your dancing!

    Because this is a teaching class, there is a strong emphasis on presentation. You will be expected to present material to the class on a regular basis. You may be asked to demonstrate a figure or to present a brief history of a specific dance. Don't worry, their is hand out assignments in advance, so you will have plenty of time to prepare!

    Dancing Both Roles
    In order to teach a specific dance or figure, you need to be able to articulate and demonstrate both the leader’s and follower’s part. We spend equal time in class working on both parts, and every student is expected to dance with every other student as both leader and follower, regardless of gender. This is standard practice for professional dance instruction.

    Additional Information

    There are no programs at this time... but Jami is available to work with anyone privately.

    For any questions or more information, please feel free to contact Jami at 347-218-1500.

    For Enrollment please send check or money order to:

    Jami Josephson
    58 John Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

    Or PayPal to Jami@Learn2Salsa.com


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