Brian Wells understands that dance students deserve the highest quality training from an instructor who has been objectively evaluated by dance professionals and recognized for mastery of subject matter, teaching technique, experience and commitment to continuing education. Professional certification from official governing organizations in the dance world is an excellent way to ensure that your instructor has become an exceptional trained, confident and more respected dancer.
Professional certification demands that instructors understand dance concepts and figures, musical, choreography and dance terminology as well as demonstration and presentation skills. To successfully pass exams, an instructor must demonstrate and explain correct technique as both leader and follower, be able to present instructions simply, accurately and consistently. To receive rating of high honors, distinction or exceptional performance, an instructor must attain scores of 95% or above on examinations.
PROFESSIONAL DANCE ASSOCIATIONS
The National Dance Council of America (NDCA) is the official governing body for dancing in the United States whose main purpose is campaign for the establishment and the maintenance of high standards in dance education, and to acquaint the public with the nature and benefits of these standards and to recognize the status of qualified dance teachers affiliated to member organizations of this Council.
USISTD (United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) allows membership only by achieving successful examination. The organization advances the art of Ballroom Dancing, DanceSport and the profession of teachers of dancing. It coordinates interests of teachers of International Style Ballroom & Latin-American dancing, American Style Smooth & Rhythm dancing and Theatrical Style dancing on the North American continent within the standards established by the
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, London
The World Salsa Federation (WSF) was established to promote dance as an art and as a sport; to elevate the status of dancers as a respected member of the art and sport community; to professionalize dance through standardized examinations; to encourage the public to obtain instruction only from qualified teachers which would improve the standards of professional conduct of all persons engaged or seeking to be engaged in the teaching of Salsa dancing.
The International Hustle Dance Association (IHDA) is a non-profit organization to support and promote the HUSTLE, and to present educational and community outreach programs with Hustle. The IHDA is a home for both social dancers and competitors in the IHDA family and provides educational, social and competitive opportunities.
Dance Vision International Dance Association (ProDVIDA) is a professional teacher organization that is open to all professional dance teachers and competitors. The goal of ProDVIDA is to provide the professional with top-notch service and valuable tools and to identify those teachers who exemplify the highest level of skill and ethical standards through training, experience and DVIDA® certifications