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."
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.
Society of Classical Ballet - Vaganova Method
Conditioning and Strengthening
Dance PossAbilities - Course on providing a more inclusive classroom
International Performing Arts and Theater
National Dance Education Organization
Youth Protection Advocates in Dance
Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers
British Association of Teachers of Dancing
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
Performing Arts Educators of Canada
International Dance Entrepreneurs Association