What you will learn.

1. How to prepare for your first group class or build your existing class

2. How to properly describe actions and use of terminology

3. How to work with music

4. How to control a class

5. How to dance both parts to any variation

6. How to spot and fix problems (or prevent them)

7. How to explain concepts or elements of movement; body mechanics and theory

8. How to use “Drills” to develop better muscle memory

9. Foot positions, footwork, alignment, amount of turn, connection, styling/shaping, and more!


The GPDIA is not an organization that is trying to standardize a particular syllabus or a single way of teaching a concept. Simply put, we are here to aid in giving you the tools as an instructor to better explain, demonstrate and teach any movement related to dance. Throughout the course you will also receive tips on making the “Sport of Dance” your vocation.

The GPDIA was founded by Michael Kiehm as a guideline for learning to teach, with the purpose of training aspiring instructors that would eventually be working as independent or employed teachers for the any dance organization. Since its conception in the early 90’s, Michael has taken the course studio on tour throughout the US and abroad and has certified instructors in all levels and styles of dance.

Note: Participants will be emailed around the one year anniversary of their certification reminding them of their yearly dues of $30 to remain active on the GPDIA website.