Society of World Dance Masters, SWDM Pty Ltd Australia
Formed in 1988, the Society of World Dance Masters (SWDM), is a non-discriminating, non-political organization promoting its vision and mission to foster and develop our passion through delivering quality education adding knowledge, skill and certification through world recognized examination processes with competitions in all dance forms including Solo/Duo/Couples/Teams in Ballroom, Latin, Performing Arts; Street/Popular Dance Disciplines to assist elevate the profession in general to attain higher standards of excellence.
The Society of World Dance Masters (SWDM) welcomes likeminded groups and/or individuals to apply as
members; where an individual may hold teaching degree membership through examination; and where
groups that may or may not be incorporated, can apply for national affiliation with conditions applying.
SWDM National Affiliates will promote the vision and mission as well as follow the rules and regulations of
the society during the period of affiliation.
SWDM National Affiliates have the right to promote and market individual professional and/or amateur
memberships within their own country; And to select its official national performer / competitor / adjudicator
representatives for participation in SWDM World Events and/or Championships.
World Casino Federation (WCDF) Inc., the Austral-Asian Arts Theater of Dance (AATD) Inc and the Philippine Professional Dance Sport Association are each affiliated organizations of the Society of World Dance Masters (SWDM).
WCDF & AATD amalgamated with SWDM in January 2012. PPDSA also amalgamated with WDM in March 2012.
SWDM welcome other organizations to consider affiliation &/or amalgamation.
The position of Chairman rotated annually among the Board Of Directors until 2007 when the Board decided a new direction
was required to further elevate the society in its aims, obligations and direction.
Stanley Alexander, Honorary Ambassador, At Large, Guam, USA was duly elected SWDM Chairman on 1st December 2007
for a three (3) year Term.
Mr. Alexander was re-elected Chairman in 2010, 2013 and again in 2016.
Professional Teacher/Instructor/Coach/Choreographer /Adjudicator /Scrutineer Membership is by way of recognized degree
examination. Those considering membership should email firstname.lastname@example.org including your full name, land based and
mobile telephone, email address, web site, street address, educational background, involvement and/or experience/s in dance
including teaching degree certifications already held, awards and/or recognitions received, competition successes, public performances, etc in dance within the applicants own country as well as abroad.
SWDM will then contact you through email to inform whether a national affiliate is arranged in your country and the required processes leading to your SWDM teacher degree examination and licensing.
Amateur Membership is by way of a practical Medal Test degree assessment examination. This is not a qualification as a teacher of dance, just a practical assessment based upon a performance rather than a test of knowledge, understanding and skill.
Those considering amateur membership should email email@example.com including your full name, land based and mobile telephone, email address, web site, street address, educational background, involvement and/or experience/s in dance including degree certifications held, as well as awards and/or recognitions received, competition successes, public performances in dance within the applicants own country as well as abroad.
SWDM will then contact you through email to inform whether a national affiliate is arranged in your country and the required processes leading to your SWDM Amateur Medal Test Degree Certification.
Championships & Events
License to conduct SWDM World Championships and/or Events is available:
Through application to SWDM at firstname.lastname@example.org
Provision of affordable high quality dance and dance sport education with recognized ertification processes to minimum international requirements assuring the maintaining of high quality levels of proficiency within the membership.
To lead the world of dance and dance sport in educational and technical development to enhance the art of movement to music as a means to increase the appeal to our sport in a free and open market where all may participate with equality in a non-political sportsmanlike environment free of all prejudices within both race and religion.
SWDM World Board of Directors