Best of the Best – Gold Coast, Australia September 15-17, 2017
Friday, September 15th 5 to 7 PM – Competitors Master Class & GPDIA Session 1
Saturday, September 16th 11 AM to 1 PM – GPDIA Session 2
Sunday, September 17th 11 AM to 1 PM – GPDIA Session 3
Registration fees or on location-if available;
Early Bird Competitor’s Master Class – $50 AUD – By September 1st, 2017
Competitor’s Mastery Course – $65 AUD – After Septhember 1st, 2017 and at the door
Full Course Super Early Bird DIscount – $300 AUD – By August 7th, 2017
Full Coures Early Bird Discount – $350 AUD – After August 7th and Before September 1st
Full GPDIA Course – $375 AUD – After September 1st and at the door
Full course includes sessions on Friday, Saturday & Sunday as well as mentoring and critique for up to 2 years while pursuing your certification.
The first two hours of the GPDIA intensive is also the full Competitor’s Mastery Class.
Global Professional Dance Instructors Association – GPDIA Judges Certification Program/Intensive Mission Statement:
* To raise standard of education and training and to better prepare future judges of West Coast Swing.
* To better prepare West Coast Swing instructors as to the important factors for the different levels of WCS competition.
* To help competitors gain a better understanding of the concepts and details involved in judging and what is involved.
This program has been developed by Michael Kiehm, Phil Adams and Gary Jobst in conjunction with the GPDIA. Combined they bring over 100 years of experience in dance, including studio ownership, promotion, event organization events, contest coordination, emceeing, teaching, judging and chief judging.
Who will benefit from the GPDIA Judges Certification Program?
1. Dancers who want to improve their dancing, understanding of competitions and have a strong desire to understand what the judges are looking for and what makes a dance stand out.
2. Teachers who want to have a better understand of what the judges are looking for and what makes a dance stand out so that they can pass that knowledge on to their students
3. Upper level dancers and aspiring WCS professionals who want to learn some of the ways to judge effectively and efficiently and put an effort in to educating themselves.
4. Established WCS professionals who want to become even more proficient and expand their knowledge and to share their knowledge with fellow professionals.