F.A.Q.

How do I prepare for a Professional exam?

First you must decide which certification you want to work towards.DVIDA offers Professional Examinations in American Style Rhythm & Smooth, International Style Standard & Latin, Argentine Tango, Nightclub Two-Step, Salsa and Hustle. It’s important to sit down and create a realistic timeline. Make sure you are studying from the current DVIDA Manual. Most importantly, have fun!

Additional Certification Resources

Must one take the Junior Associate as a prerequisite before taking the Associate Bronze Exam? 

The Junior Associate exam is not required as a prerequisite for the Associate Bronze.

I've been teaching and dancing for 10 yrs.  Can I skip the Associate Exam and take the Master Exam?

Even if you are an experienced dancer, you cannot skip the Associate exam.  Exams must be taken in sequential order.

I was certified with Fred Astaire and now would like to get certified with ProDVIDA. Do I need to take the entire exam?

No. You will be required to submit proof of prior certification papers (showing scores) with an NDCA recognized member organization as well as dance all of the figures, as Leader and Follower, in the level or levels you have been previously certified in. See Recertification under the Info/Exams section.

How can I become an examiner?

The candidate must have taken and passed their DVIDA Professional examinations in at least the Master (Silver) level. Then contact the DVIDA office to request an Examiner application. Once filled out, you will send it in with your dance resume to Wayne Eng at wayne@dancevision.com.

How can I become an Adjudicator?

You must complete your teaching exams with a NDCA recognized member organizations. (ex. DVIDA) Then you will apply for an Adjudicator’s License with the NDCA. They will require you to submit your exam papers showing scores to the NDCA Credential and Examination Board CEB) for approval. You may contact the CEB chairman Diana McDonald at dmcdndca@aol.com or (973) 276-1170, for further information. Click here for the preparation packet.

How do I get Certified if I live in Canada?

Please contact Christopher Sochnacki with the Canadian DanceSport Federation at Csochnacki@gmail.com. The CDF has adopted the DVIDA American Style Syllabus as its official Syllabi.

Whom can I contact for additional help?  

Email: info@dancevision.com

 

 

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