The Dance Teachers Club of Boston was founded in 1914, and its affiliate,
the American Society of Teachers of Dancing, was established in 1879, making us the oldest professional dance organization
in the country. The organization originally began with 80 members and now has a membership of over 390. These
members come from all over the United States, Canada and Europe.
The objectives of
the Club are to elevate and advance the art of dance in all its educational aspects and to encourage uniform methods of instruction.
In an effort to further these goals, the Club holds four meetings on the third Sunday of the months
of September, November, January and March. These meetings present classes conducted by outstanding faculty in Performing
Arts and Ballroom, as well as Business Meetings which cover matters of importance to the Club, its members and the industry
in general. These meetings are free to members. The sessions refresh and revitalize teachers for the benefit of
In the early 1940's a course was started for those students
wishing to strengthen and broaden their dance education. This course has expanded and grown over the years. It
is now called the Dance Education Training Course. It is held every summer and is one of the most respected Dance Eucation
Courses in the country.
Student Workshops are also available to students of members
at the November and March meetings. These workshops consist of technique and material classes, which
increase the expertise of all in attendance.
The Dance Teachers' Club of Boston,
Inc. and the American Society are members of the National Dance Council of America and many of our members have served on
its Boards and currently still do.
**National Dance Council of America is the
governing Council of NDCA Sanctioned Events, recognized by the World Dance and Dance Sport Council as it's sole respresentative
in the United States of America.
**Unity is a non-profit coalition of dance education and
associated organizations. It promotes cooperation and dialogue within the dance profession and speaks with a united
voice on dance education and dance-related issues.
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