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  • 2978 S State Salt Lake City Utah
  • (801) 466-0490
  • (801) 466-0490

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Interested in Jan 2018 teacher training course? Apply Here & We'll Contact You!

How Can I Truly Become a Full-Fledged Dance Teacher?

(with a possibility of getting hired at DF Dance Studio)

Below is a general outline of how a person can go from a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level dancer to a dance teacher at DF Dance Studio. Many of our current instructors followed a similar path to this over their years. Our advice to you: stick with it, be diligent, and you can achieve anything you set your mind to!

The Steps

Through group classes and private lessons, you can learn to dance in the style(s) of your choice. Please note that every person learns at their own rate. Some people will take less than a year to develop great skill, others will take several years. Group and private lessons are available to you in a variety of styles.

Serious dancers refine their technique by preparing for competitions and performances. Join our DF dance teams to gain important experience performing onstage or if you are part of a college that has a dance department, take advantage of these teams. Look for audition dates on our Latin dance teams page here or our Ballroom & Swing dance teams page here. Dancers from the highest DF Salsa, Bachata, Argentine Tango & WCS teams are eligible to move onto Step 3.

Now that you're a dancer yourself, you will learn both the lead and follow of Level 1 steps in addition to developing your teaching skills. In our Training program, you will be mentored through the process of learning everything you need to know to be a stellar teacher. You'll enroll in 16 weeks of training through dance technique classes, teacher training classes, weekly mentorship, a midterm, and a final exam.

The best candidates for our teacher training course will demonstrate a high standard of learning and desire to improve in their dance skills. Must have at least 2 years of dance experience. Must be courteous and have a good personality and attitude with different people (great customer service).

Apply for Jan 2018 Teacher Training Course Here

Once you have completed all three previous steps (including 16 weeks of teacher training) and are confident in your own dancing skills & knowledge of dance theory, you are invited to schedule two interviews.

The 1st will have to do with your personality, attitude, professionalism and ability to fit well within DF studio work culture and represent its values. Position at DF studio is never guaranteed and may depend on current need / demand. Please note that many current instructors followed the same path to become a DF instructor.

The 2nd interview is a dance interview, where you will be passing off DF syllabus's over video and in person. Once completed, you will be welcomed to the team as a Junior instructor. Just fyi, compensation at the studio is based upon how many different styles and levels an instructor has passed off, whether or not they can teach both group and private lessons, coach dance teams and compete with students. Work hard - the more you know, the more valuable you are as a teacher!

Dance Styles We Teach

  • Discover the Magic of Argentine Tango at DF Dance Studio!
  • Adult Hip Hop at Df Dance Studio
  • Salsa Classes at DF Dance Studio - Start Now!
  • Smooth, Romantic Bachata Dancing at DF Dance Studio - Salt Lake City
  • West Coast Swing CRAVE Social at DF Dance
  • Country Swing Dance Utah at DF Dance Studio - Rock those country clubs & bars!
  • Utah Ballroom Dancing Lessons - DF Dance Studio
  • Cicily & Cohen practicing their ballroom dance at DF Dance Studio
  • Passionate, Romantic Tango at Salt Lake City's The Gateway Mall