Scholarships For Australian Dance Sports Teacher Training
Highly suited to Year 10, Year 11 or Year 12 students or those that have successfully
completed the HSC within the past couple of years.
Those interested to apply and become a scholar of the Society of World Dance Masters
will firstly need to make an appointment with the Chairman to discuss the program and
your suitability for the training. During this meeting, those considered suitable for training
will be given an application for SWDM Scholarship Form to complete and to lodge within
Part Scholarships offered are made available for use only to members of our society.
First, you will need to apply for the scholarship, application will be for a 70% Part
Scholarship. We have very limited numbers of these 70% Part Scholarships that are
made available annually.
The 50% Part Scholarship covers 50% of tuition fees and 50% of Examination Fees.
Text Books will be required and scholarship holders will receive these at 50% discount
on original retail price.
Once you are advised of your scholarship application status, successful applicants
will then need to apply to become a Trainee Teacher Financial Member of the
Society of World Dance Masters and to prepare for commencement of the Training
Professional Dance Sport Teacher Training & Licensing
SWDM have a Members Scholarship Training Program for those wishing to become
Professional Ballroom dance sport teachers. Scholar Training is open to any person on
proviso that SWDM Membership is taken out and maintained during the Training
Those applying for Scholarship Teacher Training need to make appointment for
interview to determine suitability and availability for the program
Membership Application Form, see "Membership" page
All SWDM Trainee Teachers are given basic instruction within several dance genre of the
Performing Arts so as to get a good understanding on dance in general and to be able to
prepare future students on a career path in dance.
Trainee Dance Sport Teachers are also prepared in three (3) styles of Ballroom Dance
Sports, namely Modern Ballroom, Latin American and New Vogue.
These three styles of Ballroom Dance Sports are Internationally recognized and the basis for
most forms of social dancing in Australia. Teacher Trainees are trained practically (to
learn "steps" within the syllabus level being undertaken.
There is also a "technical component" where all the breakdown of movement within each
step or group of steps is studied so as to make the trainee teacher competent in educating
At the end of the training, an examination will take place to determine each trainee teacher's
ability in the practical component as well as the technical section. Basic understanding of
music is taught so trainee teacher knows difference from one dance to another. Timing,
Tempo, Footwork, Alignment are some of the terms used in the technical component.
On successful completion of the Teacher Training, a dance teachers certificate is issued
to the new teacher. This certifies to the world of dance that the recipient has passed
examination to Internationally recognised minimum standards and is recognised in 200
countries world wide.
SWDM will provide our top teacher trainees that pass their examination with Full &/or Part
Time work once licensed through our examination process where the teacher is assessed to
International minimum standards. SWDM and its affiliates have in excess of 1500 teachers
that have been licensed through this system nce September 2000 and where many of these
teachers now work in UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands, China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore,
Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar, Philippines and Australia. Many of these teachers
that have been licensed by examination went on later to complete Adjudicator Training &
Licensing that has allowed them to adjudicate at local, National and International
Championships in many countries over the past 18years.
SWDM Teachers have also figured prominently in both Amateur and Professional Championships
around the world including Gifford Gavieres & Anna Coloma placing 34th in WDC World Professional
Ten Dance Championships at Hong Kong in 2001, Albert Dimarucut & Deborah Civardi placed in
top 24 (Quarter Final) at World Imperial Latin Championships (223 entries) and were also
Australian official reresentatives to WDC World Show Dance Championship placing 15th,
Evgeny Sokhranny & Anastasia Kosytana Official representatives for Israel, winners China International, Korean International & Myanmar International Professional Latin; Michael Badong & Rhea Muana, Official Reps for Philippines and Philippine National Latin & Show Dance Champions, Singapore International Show Dance Champions and Reggie Perico & Sofia Sangco as well as with Anna Marie (Maia) Bautista, Official Reps for Philippines at Asian Pacific Professional Latin Championships, plus Robert & Nadjah Limen Philippines Professional Ballroom Champions are among just a few of the many SWDM Professional successes
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Receive a 50% SCHOLARSHIP TRAINING as a SWDM member, conditions apply, see
Membership Page for full details.
Training will begin officially in Febuary
Limited positions, apply now to avoid disappointment.
Enrollment closes January 31
Anyone, yes, any person aged 16 years or above with the desire may
apply to participate as a Trainee Dance Sport Teacher and once accepted, it is a requirement
to be a financial member of SWDM during the four year Training Period.
This will entitle you to SCHOLAR TRAINING leading to achieving
your first dance teacher degree through examination to international minimum
standards. We have maintained a 98% pass rate since starting the
Member's Scholar Training Program.
Therefore, no need to be afraid of the examination, as our training program will
completely prepare you mentally and physically for the task ahead. SWDM has
produced in excess of 1500 licensed dance teachers since 2000.
Accepted SWDM Member Trainee Dance Teachers must attend a
minimum of two Teacher Training sessions weekly, the more time you can spare
to train, the better the result you will feel in your personal improvement
in both practical and technical areas of your course.
Full Details of your possible Qualification and acceptance to Scholar SWDM Membership
Training Program is available on the "Membership" page and includes Benefits of SWDM
Please be aware there are limited Scholar Training Membership positions available.
Philippines first licensed Dance Teachers Sept. 2000
Philippines first Licensed Adjudicators Dec 2002
SWDM Chinese Professional Dance Teachers
Main Ballroom Technical Books studied during the SWDM Teacher Training Programs
1. Gifford & Ana 2. Albert & Deborah with Imelda Marcos 3. Michael & Rhea 4. Evgenny & Anastasia
All three above couples - Official Philippines Champions & WDC Representatives 4. Official Israel Champions & WDC Representatives
Couple 2 Official Australian Champions & WDC Representatives
Reggie & Sofia Eduard & Maia
center is SWDM Chairman
Both couples successful Scholars
in our Training Program
Robert (RJ) & Nadjah Limen
Republic of Philippines
Professional Ballroom Champions and successful Scholars in our program
This could be you training & preparing for a new & exciting professional career