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Please feel free to contact us about becoming a Certified Dance Professional. You must be 18 years of age, and have previous dance teaching experience. Give your parents and students the confidence they are looking for by applying for certification today.

Dance & Gym USA is a standards compliant Dance Teacher Certification association with a world wide membership.
Not affiliated with any fraternal, religious, educational or government organizations, Dance & Gym USA is an independent testing service dedicated to seeking out and registering the very best dance teaching professionals in the USA and in the world.

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Instructors who seek out a way to become certified are more dedicated, professional teachers who want a way to reassure their students and parents that they are qualified to teach. is an online exam that requires knowledge and insight into the business of teaching dance classes while maintaining the delicate balance of inspiring dance students to appreciate dance as an art form and perform to the best of their individual talents and abilities.

Certified Dance Instructors are recognized for their sensitivity to using positive reinforcement as a teaching method, while giving courteous and responsible customer service to the parents or guardians who are finanacing the tuition fees and other related costs. Certified Dance Teachers teach students in the genre of the performing arts because they love to teach.

The exam consists of more than 50 questions including multiple choice and essay questions which give us insight into the integrity and knowlege level of each individual applicant. While we may not know if these instructors are capable of doing triple pirouettes or steady fouette turns, we do feel we get a good look at their credentials and qualifications to teach dance in a studio setting.

About our Director: Kathleen S. Bazzano
The founder and director of has more than 35 years of experience with owning and operating 3 dance and gymnastics facilities. She has her Masters of Fine Arts degree and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance and Education. Kathleen has taught classes at the college level, as well as conducting master classes for recreation in elementary and secondary schools. Now retired from the studio business, Ms. Bazzano is devoting her time to Dance Teacher Certification exclusively.

A note of advice for all parents who involve their children in extracurricular activites of any kind: Please always ask for clearances. If the individual you are involved with objects to this request in any way, I would consider seeking out an alternative instructor. Ask for references, and ask for certification.

If you are new to dance, and would like more information about what to expect from your dance classes, please visit one of our companion sites which was created as a resource for dance students and families:

If you are an instructor who is over 18 years old, and has verifiable teaching experience, you may qualify for certification as a lifetime
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