Membership

We would like to invite qualified applicants to become members of Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Inc.
 
Membership in Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Inc (DMW) is a recognized distinction of proven ability as a teacher. We are an examination giving organization, governed by a code of strict professional ethics. DMW is a non-profit educational association per section 501c(3) under the Internal Revenue Service code.
Dance Masters of Wisconsin offers the following benefits to its members:
  • Three annual workshops: two for teachers, assistants, and students; one for teachers and assistants only.

  • Reduced workshop fees for members and their students.

  • Faculty notes given and DVDs available at three workshops.

  • Scholarships awarded annually to members and students of members aged 13 through college.

  • A network of professional business contacts in your field.

  • Opportunities to establish new friendships.

  • Information on current and pending legislation affecting dance teachers and studio owners.

  • Membership certificate & window decal – A symbol to the public that you have proven your ability to teach dance.

  • Permission to use the DMW name and logo in your studio advertising.

 
Qualifications for Membership:
  • All applicants shall be at least eighteen years of age.

  • All applicants must have taught dance (or taught classes under the supervision of an established teacher) for at least three years.

  • The prospective member must file an application with the organization accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee.

  • Applicants will be required to pass a minimum of two written examinations in the major subjects they teach – Ballet, Tap, Jazz – with a minimum passing grade of 75%. The examinations include written, demonstrative & oral components. Special consideration shall be made for applicants who have verified they teach only one dance discipline. An appropriate authority, appointed by the examining committee, may examine additional dance disciplines.

  • Applicants must be voted on and accepted by the general membership.

  • Payment of annual dues.

Update for Covid:
During these uncertain times, Dance Masters of Wisconsin is committed to welcoming new members in a safe and responsible manner. This year, we will offer a virtual testing option via Zoom, consisting of a demonstrative and condensed verbal version of the written test. Exams will be limited to 20 minutes per dance discipline. If we are able to meet in person, the same format will be followed and we will adhere to the CDC best practices guidelines to stay safe. Membership inquiries can be sent to the Heather Kempen, Assistant Educational Director at hkempen@wi.rr.com

 
Membership Application Materials:

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