HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

  • You must meet the requirements of one type of membership below 
  • You must fill out an application
  • Have taken and passed your exams that are required by your level of membership
  • Get your application signed by 2 current member
  • Pay your dues of $160 and this includes all the benefits of membership 

TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP

 
CERTIFIED ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP

 

Eligibility

 

To be eligible for Certified Active Membership, the applicant shall:

  • be eighteen (18) or older;

  • have studied dance;

  • have taught dance as a teacher or assistant teacher (without supervision by any other dance teacher in the classroom) for a period of not less than three (3) years out of?five (5) years prior to the submission of the Membership Application;

  • be actively engaged in dance education;

  • be reviewed by the DMA Ethics Committee to determine membership eligibility or continued eligibility of membership if the applicant has been found guilty of a crime; meet the examination requirements. 

 

Examination

 

The applicant’s examination for membership shall adhere to the minimum guidelines as stated below:

 

  • Applicants shall pass an examination with a grade of at least 75% in ALL  subjects of dance the applicant teaches.  If only one examination is taken upon joining DMA and, if at a future date, the applicant should teach more than one (1) subject, an examination in one (1) additional subject shall be required.

 

Exceptions

 

  • Applicants who have passed the Cecchetti Teachers Elementary Examination (formerly known as Grade V) shall not be required to take the DMA Ballet Examination for membership.

  • Applicants who have passed the Royal Academy of Dancing-Elementary Examination shall not be required to take the DMA Ballet Examination for membership.

  • Applicants who have passed the Teachers Training School examination(s) may become members without further examination in those same subjects of dance.

 

 

DEGREED ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP

 

Eligibility

 

  • To be eligible for Degreed Membership, the applicant shall:

  • be eighteen (18) or older;

  • have studied dance;

  • be actively engaged in dance education for a minimum of three(3) out of five (5) years prior to the submission of the membership application;

  • be reviewed by the DMA Ethics Committee to determine membership eligibility or continued eligibility of membership if the applicant has been found guilty of a crime;

  • submit a copy of their earned Degree from one or more of the Affiliated Chapter approved institutions of higher education as published by DMA.

 

Examination

 

Any applicant submitting a copy of their earned Degree from one or more of the Affiliated Chapter approved institutions of higher education as published by DMA shall not be subject to further examinations.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Eligibility

 

To be eligible for Professional Membership, the applicant shall:

  • be eighteen (18) or older;

  • have studied dance

  • be actively engaged in dance for a minimum of three (3) out of five (5) years prior to the submission of the Membership application.

  • submit documentation as proof that you have danced professionally for a period of not less than three years in any one or more of the following: on or off Broadway Production, in commercials, aboard a cruise line, at a theme park, or as part of a touring, industrial, national or regional theatre or dance company, MTV video, etc.;

  • be reviewed by the DMA Ethics Committee to determine membership eligibility or continued eligibility of membership if the applicant has been found guilty of a crime.

 

Examination

 

Any applicant submitting documentation for Professional Membership status shall not be subject to further examinations.

 

 

LIFE MEMBERSHIP

 

  • Life Membership may be conferred on any member who has been a Member in good standing for a minimum of twenty-five (25) years and has retired from the dance profession.

  • Any Member who receives compensation from any dance related activity such as owning an interest in a dance studio, teaching, choreographing, coaching, adjudicating or entering competition, as a Teacher of Record, Teacher of Recognition or Choreographer shall not be eligible for Life Membership.

  • The Affiliated Chapter shall present requests for Life Membership in writing to the DMA National Office for verification of eligibility. If all qualifications are met, Life Membership shall be granted.

  • Life Membership shall automatically cease and prior membership status resume should the Life Member again become active in the dance profession.

  • Life Members shall be exempt from the payment of DMA dues.

  • Life Members shall be exempt from the payment of the National Convention Registration fee. This privilege shall not include any food functions.

 

 

EXAMINATIONS

A Michigan study group has been formed for anyone that plans on testing at TTS in 2016. 

 

To join this beneficial group, please contact:

Study Group Directors - Nia Silao & Candace Birdsall  candacekintner@hotmail.com

 

Nia & Candace are also able to coach anyone who is interested in preparing for DMM, Chapter 4 exams.


Exams are $50 per subject.  Please contact Karen Eck to schedule, 734-612-3353.

 

 

 

 
 

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