Dance Masters of America 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. Dance Masters of America has set certain standards which will develop desirable conduct to promote the dignity, integrity and public image of the dance profession. Dance Masters of America and its members recognizes that a higher standard of personal behavior is expected of an educator. The objectives of Dance Masters are to: enable dance educators and their students to meet for a cooperative and collective study of their profession advance the art of dance and improve the practices of its teachings strive for the mutual interest and fraternal cooperation of its members aid young dancers and dance teachers by awarding educational dance scholarships to accredited colleges.
why does dance masters matter?
To become a part of Dance Masters of American, studio owners must take a series of tests in each of the different styles of dance. These tests require the teacher know terminology, proper technique, history, and more. Not only does the test include a written portion, but teachers must also demonstrate different teaching techniques and prove that they are able to teach, and teach properly. While it is not required, studio faculty members are also allowed to test and become a member of Dance Masters. By dancing at a studio that is affiliated with Dance Masters, parents and students can take comfort in knowing that their teachers are properly trained and certified to teach the art of dance. At Carlisle Dance, we are privileged to have two teachers that are certified by Dance Masters of America: Kristen Fedeli and Jennifer Leshniowsky. Both are required to abide by a strict code of ethics as well as a high level of standards. Since it is not required that dance studios become part of a organizations or receive a certification to teach, being affiliated with Dance Masters can give our customers piece of mind. Our students are receiving a quality dance education!