SWDM offers its members (or those wanting to join SWDM and applying membership on or by 31st January) the unique opportunity of receiving a 50% funded SWDM Scholarship TRAINING Program aiming to achieve licensing by examination in both practical and theory components as a dance sport teacher (Associate & Gold Coach Levels) in three (3) styles of Ballroom Dancing. Those interested in the Scholarship Training need to make an appointment for an interview to discuss suitability and availability for participation in the program
Scholarship (50% Part Funded) Dance Teacher Training for our members is provided as follows:
Available Practical Dance Teacher Training Sessions:
Trainor for Examinations
Stanley Alexander, SWDM Chairman
Honorary Ambassador Guam, USA
Fellow & Examiner SWDM (Licensed), Fellow WCDF, Fellow AATD, Lic FATD, Lic AID
World Championship & International Championship Professional Adjudicator (Licensed)
Former International Professional Championship Competitor
Accredited for "Working With Children"
Coach to Top Level Professional & Amateur Competitors in several
TV Dance Show & Stage Producer/Director/Choreographer/Performer
SWDM Licensing Examiners
SWDM Appoints an examiner from its list of
approved licensing examiners.
There is no guarantee to have the same
examiner at each Stage of examination.
All SWDM Examiners are at the peak of
the profession of dance and are very
experienced at the mission at hand.
No personal communication is allowed
with an examiner outside of examination
procedures during the exam.
Examiners decisions may be challenged only by an examinee, and only if presented in writing by the examinee; and where full details are given within 30days of an exam result being awarded. SWDM Board will then examine the written claim and a written decision including all facts at hand will be given to the complainant within 30days of receiving the said complaint.
TEACHER DEGREE LEVELS
SWDM Dance Teacher Certificate & Degree Levels include:
Licentiate Degree - 3rd Teacher Degree where holder is permitted to teach Begginner to Advanced Group Class Students, Bronze, Silver, Gold Medal and above Private and Group Class Student Levels only. This is a one (1) year course with examinations required at Stage 13 - 15.
Those passing Licentiate Degree are allowed to participate the Adjudicators Licensing Course.
This Adjudicators Licensing Course is a one 1) year course with examinations required at Stages 16 -18. Those passing are allowed to participate as a National Adjudicator, depending upon background and experiences of each individual.
Fellowship Degree - 4th Teacher Degree where holder is permitted to teach any level of Group Class Students, Any level of Private and Group Class Student Levels.. This is a two (2) year course with examinations required. Those passing are allowed to participate as an International Adjudicator. This is a two (2) year course with examinations required. Those passing are allowed to participate as International/National Adjudicators. SWDM selects its Medal Examiners and Teacher Degree Examiners from those suitably experienced at this Fellowship Degree level.
Opportunities for SWDM Licensed Dance Teachers
SWDM has trained and licensed 1000's of teachers since its inception. SWDM teachers are currently working in these locations around the world that we are aware of:
Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA.
Those holding a minimum of SWDM Associate Degree are used as teachers in some SWDM training programs, with appropriate payment.
Those holding a minimum of SWDM Gold Coach Degree can be promoted to work abroad as dance teachers with appropriate payment.
Those holding minimum of Licentiate Degree can be recommended for Adjudicating abroad in some smaller competitions with appropriate payment..
Fellowship Degree holders are recommended to adjudicate in International Championships with appropriate payment including accommodation and possibly airfares re-imbursed, depends on experience and recognition in the profession
SWDM Appointed Examiners have opportunity to travel to our member countries to examine Medalist Students and Adult Dance Teacher Degree applicants with appropriate payment and all expenses covered.
Main Ballroom Technical Books studied during the SWDM Teacher Training Programs
Some WDM Examiners include: Thomas Morris, Australian
Charley Moon, Korean Andrei Roslovtsev, Russian