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Dance Teacher Professional Development & Certifications

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One of my favorite quotes said by Lou Holtz is,

"In this world, you're either growing or you're dying, so get in motion and grow."

Baby plant germenating in half of a brown egg shell. The egg is being help by a females left hand.

I think, as dance teachers, we all have a perpetual desire to continue to learn and grow as dance styles evolve, which makes finding new professional development opportunities so important. While there are many options available, it can be difficult finding the right creditable choice for you. This blog provides you with a list of options to explore whether you are a teacher or a studio owner. It focuses on obtaining certifications versus syllabi experience. So, if I've missed any certifications, leave a comment, and I'll add it to the list!

Also, check out our book list for dance teachers for additional professional development opportunities.


Acrobatic Arts


American Ballet Theater

Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Society of Classical Ballet - Vaganova Method

Conditioning and Strengthening

Alixa Flexibility

MuV Method

Progressing Ballet Technique

Early Childhood

Discover Dance



Dance Masters of America

Dance PossAbilities - Course on providing a more inclusive classroom

International Performing Arts and Theater

National Dance Education Organization

Rhythm Works Integrative

Youth Protection Advocates in Dance

Hip Hop

The Comix Method


Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers

British Association of Teachers of Dancing

Dance Masters of Canada

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

Performing Arts Educators of Canada

Royal Academy of Dance

Studio Business

International Dance Entrepreneurs Association

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