Conveniently located "away from the Bay" in the California Foothills.

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come true.

Interested in becoming a Professional Dance Teacher? Want to take your dancing to a far higher level? You've come to the right place.

Imagine how wonderful your life would be if only you could:

Dance every day
Constantly learn and grow in your career
Have a viable career doing what you love
Work in a joyous environment
Help people discover the joy of dancing
Open a whole new world of opportunities

A Career as a Ballroom Dance Teacher- IT IS POSSIBLE!

Over 16 months you will learn 17 dances and how to teach them. Our course program is divided into 4 sections, taking teacher trainees through the entire DVIDA (Dance Vision International Dancers Association) Bronze American Style syllabus for the Smooth, Rhythm, and Night Club dances. Sessions begin quarterly and may be taken in any order. This class has no prerequisites; it is open to dancers of any level.

“A DVIDA certified ballroom dance instructor has achieved an objective, national standard of professional excellence. Certified instructors have been through a rigorous examination process that tests their dancing, their teaching, and their kinesthetic knowledge of the technical aspects of each dance figure. Less than 5% of ballroom dance instructors are professionally certified; those that are demonstrate a true dedication to their students and to the art of ballroom dancing. They are the ultimate champions of the ballroom world." -- Diane Jarmolow,

Founded in 2009 by Jolene Alquist and Ian Nandhra to train Ballroom Dance Instructors. We are conveniently located in the California foothills away from the commute to the Bay.

Teaching dance is a career option for you. There are thousands of studios through the United States looking for qualified dance teachers.

No prior dance experience is required!

We will train you from the very beginning how to become a dance teacher and prepare you to get your professional certifications. We will help you to maximize your career in the ballroom world.

We are a formal vocational program that supports you at all stages of your career. Our course program is ideal for adults who are considering changing their career or looking to get a new career as dance teacher as well as for individuals who like to improve their own dancing skills.



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  Course Program

The Foothills Dance Teachers Academy is a vocational Teacher Training Academy using the world renowned BDTC program in the California Foothills.
Steps To Dance provides Professional Ballroom Dance lessons in the California Foothills, Sonora, Angels Camp, Twain Harte and Jamestown areas as well as  Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador Counties.