Main — What is DVIDA?
ProDVIDA (Professional Dance Vision International Dance Association) is a professional teacher organization that is open to all professional dance teachers and competitors. We aim to identify those teachers who exemplify the highest levels of skill and ethical standards, through training, experience and DVIDA® certification.
We offer one of the best certification programs and have over 50 examiners throughout the country. The ProDVIDA certification process is designed to enrich a dance instructor’s knowledge of all aspects of dancing and teaching. In addition to the confidence you will gain for having mastered this challenge, certification has many additional benefits.
Become a better dancer: Preparing for a certification exam expands your understanding of dance concepts, improves your verbal and presentation skill, teaches you precise vocabulary for describing technical elements of figures, sharpens your knowledge of musical terms, and enhances your choreography skills.
Become a better teacher: Upon successfully passing an exam, you will receive a certificate proclaiming your expertise to the world. You will be a highly valuable employee in studios across the country. This is a must have for independent instructors wanting to proclaim their aptitude as this is a national recognition of your skills
Achieve an objective standard of professional excellence: ProDVIDA certifications are recognized by the National Dance Council of America (N.D.C.A.), the highest governing body for dance professionals in the United States. Certification is required for individuals interested in becoming an examiner or working towards the credentials to become a judge for Dancesport competitions.
The Founders: Wayne and Donna Eng
Wayne & Donna Eng founded Dance Vision in 1992, and since have become the established world leader in the production and distribution of instructional dance DVDs. They have produced over 500 titles featuring some of the top instructors in the world. In 2001, they created the Dance Vision International Dance Association, (DVIDA®). Through DVIDA®, they have developed and made available products and services for independent instructors and studios around the world. Their signature products are the DVIDA® Syllabi DVDs and Manuals in the American Style, International Style, Country Western, Night-Club Two-Step, Argentine Tango, Hustle and Salsa. The DVIDA® Syllabus is being used by hundreds of studios and teachers in the United States and is recognized by the N.D.C.A. In addition, the Canadian Dance Teachers Association has adopted the DVIDA® American Style Syllabus as their official syllabus to certify professional instructors. The American Style Syllabus is also being used extensively in other countries such as Trinidad, England, Australia, and Greece.
The Engs have also ran a successful dance studio for over 15 years, are the organizers of the prestigious Emerald Ball DanceSport Championships, Dance Vision Classic and the North American Championships. They hold an annual Mastery Dance Camp in Las Vegas, Nevada as well. Wayne Eng is currently the Vice President and Competition Director of the American Ballroom Company, which sponsors the United States DanceSport Championships.