The Problem:

Urban Hustle Soul Line Dance and Urban Partner dance has joined the ranks of popular social exercise dances. Prestigious fitness organizations are incorporating these genres of dance into its fitness programs, because of many serious fitness benefits. 

The dance instructor’s responsibility is not only to provide a fun filled dance class, but most importantly, to provide a safe environment for students to enjoy dance lessons. The public deserves and expects certified professionals to teach responsibly with experience. Hundreds of people that are not qualified to teach dance aerobics, or social dance classes are engaged in running potentially hazardous and unorganized classes. 

Unqualified dance instructors are endangering the public by not having the knowledge to protect the public from incorrect teaching methods, and to prevent unnecessary injury due to lack of knowledge in an aerobic group exercise format. Most instructors are not CPR certified thus may not have the knowledge to save someone life by performing CPR in a heart attack situation.

Becoming certified will enhance job professional standards, increase knowledge in dance education, and become qualified in social dance group instruction. It will further educate the instructor to protect the public from incorrect teaching methods, and to prevent unnecessary injury from lack of knowledge in a dance group format. NDFHA offers to its certified members, the opportunity to conduct certification workshops, and other executive positions.