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ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR AMATEURS

AMATEURS, EARN YOUR ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS BY SENDING US A DVD OF YOURSELVES DANCING WITH A PARTNER TO MUSIC, ALL THE STEPS OF THE LEVEL (BRONZE, SILVER, OR GOLD) YOU ARE TRYING TO PASS. A CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT WITH THE OFFICIAL SEAL OF THE WSF WILL BE MAILED UPON SUCCESSFUL REVIEW OF THE  DVD BY OUR DANCE BOARD. Cost to take the test for amateurs or professionals is $30 which includes shipping and handling of your certificate .(if you do not pass, you can take the test as often as you want with no further charges.) YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL OF YOUR RESULTS. PLEASE MAIL A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO THE WORLD SALSA FEDERATION, 8080 SW 81 DR., MIAMI, FL. 33143 WITH YOUR VIDEO TAPE.

CERTIFIED JUDGES

Requirements:

1. Must pass ALL 3 levels of the WSF Bronze, Silver, and Gold teachers certification or have credentials from a WSF affiliate member organization.  Only Certified WSF Judges can judge WSF closed syllabus competitions.

2. Must be familiar with the WSF Rulebook and the Psychological Issues of Judging  and be able to answer 20 questions derived from this rulebook with questions valued at 5 points each.  An 80% score is needed to pass.

3. Must be a current WSF member in good standing.

4. Must be familiar with all styles of Salsa and explain the differences:  Included but not limited to, would be Cuban, Colombian, L.A., and N.Y.

5. Cost to take Certified Judges test is $25

6. Certified Judges get compensated for all their judging duties

 

NON-CERTIFIED JUDGES FOR THE WSF

Requirements:

1. These are voluntary Judges (they do not get compensated).

2. Non-certified judges can only judge Open Salsa competitions.

3.  Must be familiar with all styles of Salsa and explain the differences:  Included but not limited to, would be Cuban, Colombian, L.A., and N.Y.

4. Must be a current WSF member in good standing.

5. Must be familiar with the WSF Rulebook and the Psychological Issues of Judging

6. Must apply and be approved by the WSF Executive Council, giving their expertise history and profile. 








    • WSF CERTIFIES SALSA TEACHERS WORLDWIDE! TESTING NOW CAN BE DONE BY DVD! 

      Teachers will be qualified on 3 levels:
      Professional Salsa
      Instructor
       Advanced Salsa Instructor Master Salsa Instructor

      This will coincide with the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Syllabus Levels. Examinations now can be taken by video. Official Certificates, suitable for framing, are given upon completion.  You must be at least an Advanced Salsa Instructor to take the examination to become a Judge.

       PROCEDURE

      Whether done on video or in person, the applicant must first be a current member of the WSF and in good standing.
      1. Applicant must show 4 figures of the standard (Bronze, Silver, or Gold) of Salsa they are certifying in. These figures will be chosen by the WSF at random.
      2. Applicant must show these 4 figures doing both man's and ladies part individually, describing amounts of turn, foot placement, and timing.
      3. Applicant will dance with a partner to music for a minimum of 1 minute, either as man or lady, demonstrating at least 6 steps of the standard they are certifying in. This will demonstrate their ability to be able to mix the patterns comfortably.
      4. Applicant will be given 3 questions to answer concerning leading and following. These questions will be sent by email or regular mail if email is unavailable.
      5. Grading of the test will comprise of 50 percent on point number two, 25 percent on point number three, and 25 percent on point number four. Applicant must receive at least 80 percent total score to be certified.

      Upon successful completion, the Applicant will receive their certification certificate with the WSF Corporate Seal.

      Purchase your testing fee here.

       
         
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Welcome to the World Salsa Federation

Isaac  and Laura Altman

CEO and CFO of the WSF

8080 SW 81 Drive
Miami, Florida 33143

305 746-1010

wsfsalsa@yahoo.com

The World Salsa Federation, Inc.
The Governing Body for Salsa Dancing and Competition World-Wide

 

 

 

 
Authored by Diane Jarmolow, Director
Ballroom Dance Teachers College
www.teachballroomdancing.com

CERTIFICATION BENEFITS

The Professional Certification process has been designed to enrich a dance teacher’s knowledge of all aspects of dancing and teaching. You will find that going through the certification training and taking the exams will give you the ability to run your own school, take your dancing to a much higher level, and give you entree into the judging arena. The teachers that have become certified, unanimously agree that it is the single best thing they have done for themselves in their dance career. Having a teaching credential makes your confidence soar, and deeply engrains your understanding of the fundamentals of dance. Here are some of the specific benefits of certification:

 

  • You will become a better teacher

The process of preparing for your certification exam will teach you dance concepts you may not have fully understood before. You will improve both your verbal and presentation skills. You will learn the precise vocabulary for describing the technical elements of dance figures. This will help your explanations become clear, succinct, and consistent. Your knowledge of the precise alignments will improve your ability to choreograph routines for your students. You will expand your knowledge of musical terms and concepts, and you will understand how dancing and music relate. Finally, the process of technical mastery will improve your eye, so you will know instantly how to correct your students.

  • You will become a better dancer

The technical expertise required to pass your certification exam will catapult your dancing to an entirely new level. The preparation will fill in any gaps in your own learning. You will learn a series of technique “rules” that will make your dancing consistent, and will help you to master new, advanced figures. You will develop a language that will help you work more effectively in your dance partnerships. Above all, you will achieve a true mastery of dance technique that will stay with you for the rest of your career.

  • You will achieve an objective standard of professional excellence

Once you successfully passed your certification exam, you will have a certificate that you can display to the world declaring your expertise. You will be able to attract serious students, and charge more for your services. You will be a desirable employee in dance studios around the country. You can even obtain your judging credential. Your certification is the first step to being recognized as a national expert. And your confidence will soar for having met and mastered this challenge!