National Dance Council of America (NDCA)
The National Dance Council of America (NDCA) is the official governing body for dancing in the United States. Its purpose is to provide, on a nation-wide basis, a united inter-association agency to represent the interests of those in the dance profession and other dance-related entities and organizations and to act as the agency for cooperation with similar councils in other countries.
- NDCA History (309k .pdf)
An NDCA brochure describing the history and origins of NDCA.
- The Ballroom Department (331k .pdf)
A NDCA brochure describing all things related to Ballroom Dancing
- Choosing Your Instructor (310k .pdf)
An NDCA brochure describing how to select and hire a Ballroom Dance Instructor.
- The Value of Professional Certification (315k .pdf)
A NDCA brochure describing the value of becoming a Certified Ballroom Dance Instructor.
Dancers Association (DVIDA)
ProDVIDA is a professional teacher organization that is open to all professional dance teachers and competitors. ProDVIDA encourages and welcomes active participation from its members in developing dance standards, promoting business innovations, and celebrating the art of dance.
United States Amateur Ballroom
Dancers Asociation (USABDA)
USABDA is an affiliate member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and is recognized by both the USOC and the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) as the National Governing Body of amateur DanceSport in the United States. DanceSport is the competitive version of ballroom dancing. Among other things, USABDA organizes and supports programs aimed at increasing the number of dancers in the US and aimed at assisting in the elevation of dancing skills among amateurs, both competitors and recreational social dancers. The Vermont Chapter of USABDA hosts dances on the third Saturday of every month, and lists other Dance Instructors in Vermont. Please check their website for further information at www.geocities.com/usabda-vt/.