Pacific Grand Ball, 2013
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"Top Studio Award"

Ian Nandhra wins
"Top Teacher" award.

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You can have a career you love!
Teach Ballroom Dancing
with our
Nationally Recognized
Teacher Training Program


You can have a career you love:

  • Offered year-round.
  • Sessions usually start January, May, and September

“Less than 5% of ballroom dance instructors are professionally certified; those that are demonstrate a true dedication to their students and to the art of ballroom dancing. They are the ultimate champions of the ballroom world." -- Diane Jarmolow

There are no licensing requirements for dance teachers and it follows that it can be difficult for students to recognize the differences between one teacher and another.

With the ever-increasing popularity of Ballroom Dance, employers and students alike expect that professional dance instructors adhere to a certain standard of quality and experience. As dance professionals we must be willing to continually make changes and improvements in order to keep up with the public's demand.

“The demand for professionally trained instructors with nationally recognized qualifications continues to grow nation wide. A BDTC diploma provides recognition of a significant training accomplishment as well as being a solid base from which to become a DVIDA certified professional" -- Ian Nandhra

Many people may not be aware that teaching dance is  a viable career, may not know how to go about it, or have suppressed their desire to make dance a major part of their life.

This course is the answer you have been looking for! Our commitment is to give you all the tools necessary to be a successful ballroom dance instructor, regardless of your age or experience.

Unlike "home grown" studio programs that teaches "just enough" to meet the studios needs, this is a comprehensive, convenient, and supportive program based on the recognized DVIDA syllabus.

You will learn how to dance and teach 17 American Style ballroom dances as both Leader and Follower, based on the DVIDA® syllabus

The curriculum is broken down into four quarters:

SMOOTH Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz
RHYTHM I Rumba, Cha Cha, Bolero, East Coast Swing
RHYTHM II Merengue, Mambo, Samba, West Coast Swing
NIGHTCLUB Nightclub Two Step, Salsa, Hustle, Lindy Hop, Argentine Tango

Each quarter is four months long, and you may enroll at the beginning of any quarter.

You can complete the program in 4, 8 or 16 months

At the end of the course, you will receive a diploma, acknowledging your achievement

Our program gives you so much more.
  • Learn the technical elements, musical information, and history of each dance.
  • Learn the unique language and terminology used in ballroom dancing
  • Hone your teaching skills through homework presentations, in class and written exams
  • Learn how to teach group classes and private lessons

  • Participate and assist in dance classes for the general public

  • Find out what the competition world is all about

  • Master ethical and effective sales practices designed specifically for dance teachers

  • Discover what it takes to make teaching dance a full time career (we help with job placement)

    Your dream job starts here.
    Enroll today.




Your dream job starts here.
Enroll today.





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Ian Nandhra and  the award winning Steps To Dance Studio provides Ballroom Dance classes in San Francisco, San Jose and South Bay Areas as well as the California Foothills, Sonora, Columbia, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, Jamestown areas as well as  Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador Counties.