Welcome to GPDIA

For Students…

If you are going to invest your time, energy (and money) into learning how to dance, it makes sense to get it right the first time. GPDIA certified instructors have been rigorously trained and tested so you can be assured you’ll be learning from the best in the business. Use the Find An Instructor link in the menu above to locate a certified instructor near you.

For Instructors…

There’s a big difference between knowing how to dance and knowing how to teach dance. As a professional dance instructor, it’s important to set yourself apart from those with less experience. GPDIA certification courses teach you how to teach dancing in the most effective way, and the online directory gives prospective students convenient access to your information. Learn More…


How to prepare for your first group class or build your existing class; use of terminology; how to control a class and fix or correct problems; how to explain concepts or elements of movement; body mechanics and theory; much more.


Get your certification by participating in a GPDIA course and passing the exam. Our basic course walks you through everything you need to get off to a successful start as a professional instructor. NOTE: applicants may audit any course without taking the exam.


Certificate holders who have completed the GPDIA coarse(s) and are current in their annual membership fees are included in the public directory and have their own personal profile page. They also will have access to view our up-coming list of professional dance videos.


Do you need a dance instructor for your next event? Global PDIA has hundreds of professional instructors trained to handle small and large events.

Charlotte NC Graduates Lecie Langille & Bryan Adams
Charlotte NC Graduate Robin Landry


Welcome to the GPDIA family!
Congratulations to our recent graduates, Lecie Langille and Bryan Adams (left photo), and Robin Landry (right photo) for completing their Basic Level for West Coast Swing. They were certified by Michael Kiehm in Charlotte, NC.
Certified Instructors