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WELCOME TO BALLROOM DANCE
The Ballroom Dancing Skill Set certificate offers students practical experience and training required for Ballroom Dancing competition and/or for employment as Ballroom Dancing teachers in a variety of venues, including private dance studios and/or social dance event businesses. This certificate requires 20 credit hours that can also be applied as electives towards any degree requiring elective hours. Many students in various programs opt to complete the ballroom dance certificate as they complete required elective hours within their major. These credits are also transferable hours to other colleges/ universities as elective hours and can be applied towards graduation and financial aid credit hour requirements. Pierpont provides an annual examination with a certified ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) examiner to allow all students in the program an opportunity to test at bronze, silver, and gold levels. In addition, Pierpont and its partner institution, Fairmont State University, sponsor the ballroom dance student association which provides students an opportunity to complete in regional competitions with other teams from major universities.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the Ballroom Dance skill set certificate students will be able to do the following:
Upon successful completion of the Ballroom Dancing certificate, students will be eligible to apply their Gold level "amateur" medal(s) to competitions for "professional" medal(s) through (ISTD) (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing). Students who earn Gold-level distinctions in all four areas of dance through ISTD will also be eligible to apply to be a certified examiner with ISTD. Students with the Ballroom Dancing certificate are eligible to teach Ballroom Dancing in the some public and private schools, including adult education classes. Students with this certificate are often recruited to be instructors at private schools of dance and instructor/performers for international entertainment industries, including cruise lines, and luxury hotels and resorts where social ballroom dancing instruction is promoted.