Dance Masters of America

Dance Masters of America

Mid Atlantic Dance Masters, Chapter 17

What is Dance Masters?

What is Dance Masters?

Dance Masters of America (DMA) is a professional, certified membership organization of artists and educators committed to the elevation of the art of dance and to provide innovative artistic experiences for the advancement of dance worldwide. They have set certain standards to promote the dignity, integrity and public image of the dance profession. Dance Masters of America and its members recognize that a higher standard of personal behavior is expected of an educator. The objectives of DMA include enabling dance educators and their students to meet for cooperative and collective study, advancing the art of dance and improving the practices of its teachings, aiding young dancers and dance teachers by awarding educational dance scholarships.

Why Is This Important?

Why Is This Important?

To become members of DMA, instructors must take a series of tests in a variety of styles of dance. These tests include a written portion, an oral portion, and a demonstrative portion that shows they are able to teach, and teach properly and safely. The test for each dance style includes terminology, proper technique, history, and more. ASADC’s studio owner and director, Karen Daniels is a proud member of DMA for over 30 years.

By dancing at a studio that is affiliated with Dance Masters, parents and students can be comfortable that their teachers are properly trained and certified to teach the art of dance. Since there are no regulations for dance teachers, Dance Masters can give our customers peace of mind that our students are receiving a quality dance education!

Affiliation with Dance Masters also gives our students opportunities to study with master teachers from all over the country through regional workshops. There are also many scholarship opportunities for our students and teachers as well.

For more information on the national organization, check out http://www.dma-national.org/home/

For more information on our local regional chapter check out http://dmachapter17.com/