Dance Instructors Foundation Program

Our Ballroom Dance Instructors Foundation Program is a holistic approach to Dance Instructor Training and a valuable springboard into our full time Ballroom Dance Instructors Intensive Program. The program is mainly focused on dance teacher training and a system of dance training principles with integrated elements of dance conditioning, fitness, nutrition, and wellness success principle components.

The dance industry is flourishing and expanding at a phenomenal rate with the popularity of dance shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing with The Stars". Our vision is to provide our students with the most comprehensive professional and practical training possible in order to train for a career in the Ballroom Dance and Wellness field.

In order to be your personal best, optimum health and fitness must play an integral role in the quality and longevity of your and your client's full enjoyment of the dance life style.

Our Ballroom Teacher Foundation Program is twelve weeks in length and consists of three training components. Training times will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:45 - 7:45 PM.

Training Component 1

The first component is the Ballroom Dance Instructors Foundation Program, based on Diane Jarmalow's system of teaching Ballroom Dance Instructors, which consists of American Smooth and Rhythm Ballroom Dances. The five dances taught will be Merengue, ChaCha, Foxtrot, Waltz and Salsa. Each dance contains figures 1 - 5 of Dance Vision International American Style Smooth and Rhythm Bronze along with a solid understanding of the eleven elements in the Dance Vision Syllabus. Depending on the level of the class pace there may be an additional option of adding figures 6-7 in each dance to the program.

There are also opportunities to attend and assist in the studio's group classes for the public along with out-group (clubs and restaurants with dance floors) and in-house studio parties. Some practice time will be included with optional private instruction at reduced costs available for dance exams, styling and technique.

Each student who completes our introductory Ballroom Dance Instructors Foundation Program will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

For those students who wish to pursue a career in ballroom dancing or further their certification credentials there is an opportunity for additional training to test with Dance Vision or the Canadian Dance Association of British Columbia. For more information you can go to or or or call 1-800-851-2813 for more Dance Vision information.

Training Component 2

The second component of the Foundation Program consists of Nutrition and Dance Conditioning principles. The nutrition and fitness educational component is geared towards providing the skills necessary to impart introductory level benefits of achieving both personal optimum health and fitness for the full enjoyment of the dance lifestyle.

The focus of the Dance Conditioning part of the program involves incorporating ballroom dance moves and styling techniques into our warm-up and helps to strengthen and stretch the body for enhancing the movements used in each element of the dances. This creates an awareness of the benefits and need for strength, endurance and fitness training in ballroom dancing.

The Nutritional aspect of our Foundation program will educate the student on the basics for optimal nutrition for sports competition - after all, dance is a sport, (as is your whole life!) Nutrition components for the Foundation program take their inspiration from the Cory Holly Institute for Sports Nutritionist certification and are presented by Kathie Scott, a "well-being" enthusiast on the path to optimal health!

Part of the inspiration for these introductory-level benefits of optimal health also come from Tracy Holly's personal experiences as a former Canadian Smooth Professional Ballroom Champion and winner of many other prestigious dance titles.

Tracy dedicated herself to excellence and hard work in order to achieve her dance accomplishments. What Tracy had little knowledge of at the time was what all the wear and tear her efforts were taking on her emotionally, physically and mentally. Over time, Tracy exhibited serious physical symptoms as well as emotional and mental exhaustion. Eventually this caused Tracy to have to abandon the vocation she loved so much. This experience propelled Tracy to seek ways to regain her health and maintain health for life. For Tracy's Fit4Dance Program go to the "TKH Dance" tab at

For those interested in certification as a Sports Nutritionist an excellent program is presented through the Cory Holly Institute Program. Cory and Tracy Holly have been named Canadian Ambassadors of Health and Fitness. Cory Holly is a competitive master's track and field athlete, a Canadian Natural Bodybuilding Champion and a well-known author, teacher and educator. For more information on the sports nutrition certification program you can go to

Training Component 3

The third component of the Ballroom Dance Instructors Foundation Program consists of an introduction Wellness and Success Principles presented through Rhodes Wellness College by by Bea Rhodes, Paul Scott and Minke Devos. Bea Rhodes has her Masters Degree in Adult Education and is the founder of Rhodes Wellness College. Bea has developed new and innovative training in the area of wellness and personal coaching. Paul is a Transpersonal Clinical Therapist, Wellness Coach and currently teaches Dance as Relationship at Rhodes Wellness College. Minke is a Tao and Qigong Master with five years experience in sacred dance training in Germany. Minke brings extensive experience in Wellness training and movement and energy practices.

This part of the course will provide students with a holistic approach to optimum health, dynamic models for effective communication skills, success principles for leadership and a forum for creating innovative ways to bring out the best in both the teacher and the student. With the knowledge of these principles of how to create a healthy, nurturing, supportive and harmonious environment, students will experience all the possibilities that the joy of dance can bring personally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

The 12 week Ballroom Dance Instructors Foundation Program next start date is Monday, September 23rd, 2008 and runs every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:45 to 7:45pm. Our studio is located at Rhodes Wellness College, #280-1125 Howe Street in Vancouver.

The students who successfully complete the Ballroom Dance Instructors Foundation Program may also enroll in the sixteen-month Ballroom Dance Instructors Intensive Program, scheduled to begin January 6, 2009. This comprehensive program prepares students to the full Bronze level in American Smooth, Rhythm and Night Club Dances.

Thank you for spending this time with us. For more program information contact Paul at 604-813-2206 and for enrollment and administration contact Leah at 604-708-4416 or email

Name Sales End Price Fee
EARLY BIRD Tuition Special - Save 20% - Register and Pay by October 21, 2008   Ended $1080 $
Complete Foundation Program (10% discount on tuition)   Ended $1215 $
Complete Foundation Program (5% discount on tuition)   Ended $1282.5 $9.95
Month 1 Tuition   Ended $450 $
Month 2 Tuition   Ended $450 $
Month 3 Tuition   Ended $450 $

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