Dance Masters of America, Inc. is an International Non-Profit Educational Organization of dance educators, who have been certified by test to teach; have had a professional dance career; or have a degreed certification from an approved institution of higher education.
Dance Masters of America had been certifying and setting the standards in dance education since 1884. Since its inception, the goals of the organization have been to improve the standards of dance benefits offered to its members and their students.
Dance Masters of America offers:
~Manuals and other training aids that are being utilized in dance studios, schools, universities and other dance institutions throughout the world. Continual updates of the manuals make them a living instrument of learning.
~Teachers Training School Program is an outstanding and respected educational venue for dance teachers. The program provides a comprehensive curriculum, an outstanding faculty, a unique focus on technique and teaching skills, and the nurturing of camaraderie among, established teachers as well as those just starting their careers.
~Affiliated Chapters that provide regional workshops, educational seminars and forums as well as performance opportunities for members and their students.
~National and Affiliated Chapter’s Conventions and Workshops provide the membership a network for the exchange of ideas, information, sharing of business advancement and to study the latest techniques.
~Instruction in anatomy, injury prevention, nutrition, kinesiology, creative movement, music theory, choreography and the issues that affect the dance community.
~More than $200,00.00 in monetary and educational scholarships. Scholarships are granted for master classes, training school, universities, and major professional schools of dance. These Scholarships are offered annually to its members and their students.
~Members a reduction of their BMI, ASCAP and SESAC licensing fees.
~Annual Awards Banquet that honors members and other professionals for their outstanding contributions to both DMA and the Art of Dance.