Dance Instructor Training




Learn to Teach Latin and Ballroom Partnership Dancing
January 27, 2011

by Phillip Stephens | 713-248-2299

New Courses Are on Offer NOW!

Learning to teach partnership dance is easier than you might think.  It’s also very rewarding to know that you can help other people experience the joy of dance by taking lessons from a certified expert such as yourself.  Not to mention that dancing is just plain FUN!

 In the training programs offered by dance expert Phillip Stephens, you quickly learn how to perform and teach the sassy Samba, the elegant Waltz, the romantic Rumba, the tantalizing Tango or flirtatious and energetic dances like Swing, Jive and Cha Cha.  Phillip Stephens has many years experience as a dance educator, and has developed a system that allows you to master all the moves and technical aspects of dancing in a surprisingly short time period.  This training will allow you to develop the confidence needed to teach people a “First Dance” for their wedding, teach dancing for social purposes, or even be ready to put together exhibition or competition routines.

Phillip Stephens is one of the most highly certified partnership dance educators in the world.  He holds Fellowship degrees in dance attained through the world’s leading dance examinations board – the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).  Phillip also holds Fellowship degrees with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and with the North American Dance Teachers Association (NADTA).  Mr. Stephens is a Championship Adjudicator and is licensed with the International Dance Organization (IDO) and with the World Dance Council (WDC).  Also holding a post as an Examiner for the ISTD, Phillip Stephens knows all the ins and outs of studying to become a well-qualified partnership dance educator in several styles of dance. 

In each course, participants learn all the syllabus figures associated with that course level. The figures will be put together in a routine that can be used for teaching purposes, for competitions or for exhibition dancingin that style. In addition, you’ll learn alternate timings and how to lead/follow each figure. You also get valuable and “time-tested” tips from Phillip on how to teach the figures and the best ways of presenting the material during a degree certification examination.

Most courses involve 8 classes per month provided in 2-hour sessions.  Tuition for those courses is $120 per month, and the course will run for 3 to 5 months.  Other training will be done through intensive “weekend warrior” sessions that will run the full course in just 6 weekends during 2 consecutive months for a fee of $450 per course.  Tuition does not include study materials, dance shoes, exam costs or any item outside of the actual training. 

Available Courses:
International Ballroom: Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango. (Starts February 6th, 2011)

International Latin: Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive. (Starting in May, 2011)

American Rhythm: Rumba, Cha Cha, Bolero, Swing, Mambo. (Start date not yet determined)

American Ballroom: Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz.  (Start date not yet determined)

All classes are taught at The Dance Place, 3300 Chimney Rock, suite 500, Houston, TX, 77056. Our phone number is 713-266-0066

If you have questions concerning these programs and the career opportunities associated with them, feel free to contact me and I'll do my best to address your concerns.

Looking forward to meeting you in class,

Phillip B. Stephens

Fellow and Examiner
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing


Phillip is part owner of and teaches at Houston's largest dance studio - The Dance Place. He may be reached via or 713-248-2299.


All training will be provided by

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

Fellow and Examiner

Phillip Stephens 

For more information or to enroll, contact

Phillip Stephens via phone (713-248-2299) or email (  


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