Specialty Workshops

Ballroom Dance Academy offers a range of speciality workshops, seminars, and professional certification intensives. These events highlight specific dance styles or advanced techniques, and allow participants to explore each topic in depth and achieve new heights of professional excellence.

Some of our most popular seminars include:

  • Professional Certification Intensive
  • Move Like a Champion Seminar
  • Musicality & Rhythmical Expression Workshop

Professional Certification Intensive

Ballroom Dance Academy offers one-to-three-day intensives in International Latin and Standard, American Rhythm and Smooth, and the Club dances, at different levels of difficulty (Bronze, Silver, and Gold.). They are designed to help participants refine their technique for teaching, certification, and growth as a dancer. Learn the dances inside and out as both a Leader and Follower!

We will work on one dance at a time, breaking down each figure into its component parts (foot positions, dance positions, lead, turn, footwork, precedes and follows, and timing.) In addition, we will focus on styling and technique beyond the elements of the manual.

We will prepare you to take either the ISTD or DVIDA Certification Exams – practicing both the Leader’s and Follower’s routines, polishing our presentation of the theoretical elements, and learning general teaching principles. Certification is not required. However, there will be an opportunity to take the exam immediately following the workshop, for those who feel prepared!

Move Like a Champion Seminar

Move Like a Champion is a revolutionary program designed to help all levels of dancers solve the problems that plague them.

Each of the 64 exercises has been developed to teach you how your skeleton works so that you can take charge of your body and dance with grace and efficiency in all of your Ballroom, Latin and Swing dances.

Created by Top Teacher Diane Jarmolow and Latin Champion Kasia Kozak, the Move Like a Champion system will improve your posture and balance and help you resolve a range of issues, from weak frame to sloppy feet, and small strides to awkward arm styling.

Musicality & Rhythmical Expression Workshop

This workshop is for anyone with the desire to learn the biomechanics of dance and to refine their technique for teaching, certification, and growth as a dancer.

It’s an accomplishment to be technically accurate. But to be an amazing dancer requires something more. You have to know how to reflect the music in every part of your body. That’s where our workshop comes in!

Our instructors will show you how play with the technical elements of every step to create beautiful rhythmical expression and character of movement. We’ll teach you the foundational principles that will allow you to create excellent lines and to truly understand the connection between partners. Don’t miss this opportunity to unveil the secrets behind incredible dancing!

Interested in Specialty Workshops? Email or Call to Pre-Register