Certify with DVIDA®
Having a fully certified staff for your studio should be a top priority – With DVIDA, be confident that your staff is well informed, professional and aware of the newest developments in ballroom.
DVIDA offers certification in the following:
Quickstep (slow & quick rhythm)
West Coast Swing
East Coast Swing
Club / Social
A candidate may receive certification from the Dance Vision International Dance Association using certification credentials from any N.D.C.A. Member Organization, or any internationally recognized professional organization by meeting the Recertification Requirements below:
(The test is approximately one hour per exam.)
- A copy of your previous exam papers (showing scores) must accompany this request and be submitted to DVIDA along with the Examination Application and all applicable fees.
- You must take and pass the dance portion (Part A) of the DVIDA exam in the same style and level of your existing certification. You will not be responsible for answering any questions on the theory of the dances.
You may be awarded an Associate (Bronze), Master (Silver), or Grand Master (Gold) Professional Degree.
Example: For a Smooth Recertification Exam, you will be required to dance all of the figures in the appropriate level(s) of the Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, and Viennese Waltz with a partner, first as the Leader and then as the Follower. In addition, you will be asked to dance a Solo Amalgamation of three (3) to four (4) figures of the Examiner’s choice, to music to one of the four dances.
There are three main costs associated with taking your exams:
DVIDA examination fee:
The price varies depending on the type of exam you are taking.
You will pay the examiner hourly for their time. Each examiner has their own hourly rate, and you will pay them directly. Additionally, you are responsible for any travel, accommodation and meal costs if the examiner does not live locally. In this case, it is a good idea to amortize these expenses by organizing a day of examinations that includes other professional examinations and/or student medal exams.
3. DVIDA membership fee:
The membership fee is $60 and renews annually. DVIDA is a Professional Teachers organization and a member of the NDCA.
Preparing For Your Exam
1. Decide which exam you will be taking, and study from the current Dance Vision manual and/or Dance Vision Subscription. (You have the option of using the DVIDA or ISTD manual for International Style Latin and/or Ballroom.)
Since 1992, Dance Vision has been the world leader in production of DanceSport instructional videos, Featuring over 5,000 videos in every style & level, including our premier product, the Dance Vision Syllabi. Purchase a subscription at DanceVision.com
Dance Vision manuals are accepted by the NDCA (National Dance Council of America). DVIDA manuals are used for DVIDA certification exams and Student DVIDA medal exams. All Dance Vision Manuals can be purchased from DanceVision.com
DVIDA Step Lists
*Bronze & Silver Rhythm Dance Vision patterns not eligible at NDCA events after latest changes to the invigilation rules.
2. Contact an examiner to schedule your test day, time and location. This must be done before purchasing an exam on our website.
3. Once exam has been taken, EXAMINERS must send in your DVIDA Exam(s) form to the DVIDA office:
It is the responsibility of Examiners to send exams to the DVIDA office within 7 days of testing.
9081 W Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 256 – 4227
DVIDA Continuing Education Program
Learning should be a lifelong process. DVIDA is excited to announce that we are now offering recognition to DVIDA members that seek out professional development at DVIDA approved events.
DVIDA members that attend an approved event will receive a Continuing Education Certificate as recognition. Member must be in good standing prior to the event.
Why is continuing education important?
Through continuing education, career-minded individuals can gain new insight and become more proficient at their jobs.
Learn New Skills
Improve your skills and gain new ones.
Improve your teaching method and bring fresh new ideas to the job.
Standout amongst the rest. As the job market becomes increasingly more competitive, the importance of continuing education gets higher and higher.
If you are interested in our Continuing Education Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.