Global Professional Dance Instructors Association (GPDIA)
The GPDIA was founded by Michael Kiehm as a guideline for learning to teach, with the purpose of training aspiring instructors that would eventually be working as independent or employed teachers for the any dance organization.
Note, we are not an organization that is trying to standardize a particular syllabus or a single way of teaching a concept.
Simply put, we are here to aid in giving you the tool as an instructor to better explain demonstrate and teach any
movement related to dance. Since it’s conception in the early 90’s, Michael has taken the course studio on tour throughout the US and abroad and has certified instructors in all levels and styles of dance. Robert Cordoba is now offering this course.
The certification course is approximately 7 hours ($500) plus 1.5 to 2 hours for the exam ($50, if taken). Participants may take the course without testing, but cannot be certified without the exam.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
1. How to prepare for your first group class or build your existing class
2. How to teach the basics as simply as possible to maintain better retainment
and accelerate their improvement.
3. How to properly describe actions, use of terminology
4. How to work with music
5. How to control a class
6. How to dance both parts to any variation
7. How to spot and fix problems (or prevent them)
8. How to explain concepts or elements of movement; body mechanics and theory
9. How to use "Drills" to develop better muscle memory, feet positions, footwork, alignment, amount of turn, connection, styling/shaping, AND MORE!
Get your certification by being a member of Global PDIA. Our course outline offers 7 courses with continued Education course that you can build off from. Note: anyone may take any course without taking the exam.
You get access to view the list of certificate holders who have completed the PDIA course(s) and what level they have completed. As well as our up coming list of professional dance videos for you to watch.
Robert can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.