Honorary Lifetime Members
Diane Jarmolow is an innovator in the field of ballroom dancing. Her passion is providing the resources people need to become outstanding professionals and dance studio owners. She has been teaching ballroom dancing since 1978.
She is the Founder and Director of the Ballroom Dance Teachers College. They offer Teacher Training, Certification Preparation and Business Consulting to aspiring and working ballroom dance professionals at all levels. Her program, the Ballroom Dance Teachers College Curriculum is her greatest accomplishment to date.
Diane is the author of Teach Like a Pro: The Ultimate Guide for Ballroom Dance Instructors. She co-created (with Kasia Kozak) the Move Like a Champion training, book and DVD. It’s designed to help all ballroom dancers better understand how their bodies work so they can “operate” their own bodies to produce beautiful movement. She is the creator of the remarkable Salesfree Sales Workshops and Audio Program designed for dance teachers to build authentic, long-term relationships with their students. Diane has trained hundreds of teachers including U.S. and International dance champions. She is the founder and former owner/director of the renowned Metronome Ballroom, San Francisco’s “Best Place to Learn to Dance.”
She is a DVIDA® National Examiner, and created the original, rigorous, innovative system of professional certification exams which has set a new standard for professional excellence in the industry. Diane is a multiple winner of the “Top Teacher” award at national competitions, a member of the DVIDA® Artistic Advisory Board, a DVIDA® National Examiner, and a DVIDA® Certifying Expert. She has multiple professional certifications with USISTD and U.S. Terpsichore Association.