What is the Illinois Ballroom Teachers College? A formal vocational teacher training program for anyone seeking a career as a top Ballroom Dance Instructor.
Who would benefit from the school? Teaching dance is a great career choice for anyone who loves to dance; experienced dancers and absolute beginners alike. If you love dancing, and helping other people enjoy their lives to the fullest, teaching dance may be your dream job! (NO DANCE EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!)
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What does the school offer? In our full 16 month program, you will learn how to dance, and teach, 16 American Ballroom and Social Dances over four 4-month quarters. Our Core Intensives offer an opportunity to learn how to dance and teach three American Ballroom and Social Dances at a time over a three-day weekend. In both course, each dance is thoroughly detailed through the bronze level including:
- How to dance as a leader and as a follower
- Technical, musical, and styling elements of each dance
- How to effectively teach private lessons and group classes
- How to prepare for DVIDA* professional certification
Why choose the Illinois Ballroom Teacher College? A successful career in dance starts with a successful dance teacher education program. From beginning to end, we provide top quality. Our syllabus/education program is the only one like it in the world. Developed by the "Teacher's Teacher", Diane Jarmolow, and refined over 20 years by dozens of top instructors, it's the finest quality system for learning to teach ballroom dance.
In addition, our school delivers clear and compassionate instruction along with targeted professional guidance. We are focused on making your dreams of becoming a dance teacher a reality.
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