Applying for Membership

 
  • Meet the requirements of one type of membership below 
  • Fill out an application and have it signed by 2 current members
  • Take and pass your exams that are required by your level of membership
  • Pay your dues of $165 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 over eighteen (18) years of age;

  • have studied dance;

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

  • be actively engaged in dance education;

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

 

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 

     1.   one (1) subject of dance the applicant teaches, if the applicant teaches only (1) subject;          

     2.   a minimum of two (2) subjects of dance the applicant teaches, if the applicant teaches more than (1) subject;

     3.   if only one (1) examination is taken upon joining DMF and , if at a future date, the applicant should                            teach more than one (1) subject, an examination in one (1) additional subject they teach would 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 DMF 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/DMF.

 

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 DMF 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 active status resume should the Life Member again become active in the dance profession.

  • Life Members shall be exempt from the payment of all dues, fees and assessments. This privilege shall exclude food functions and mailings.

  • Life Members are no longer entitled to 50 Year Membership Status.

 
 
 
 

President

PJ Catalano

pjcatalano12@me.com

Secretary

Nicole Warren

nicolecwarren13@gmail.com

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