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Re: Syllabus Question
Posted by SmoothGeezer
7/13/2007  4:23:00 PM
I don't know anything about the IDTA, so I did a little surfing to try and learn something. I'm still not sure I fully understand what it is. Information I was able to find was not very specific. It appears to be an umbrella organization for the promotion of many different dance forms, but primarily teaching oriented. There seems to be a heavy emphasis on teaching kids. Membership to this organization is by examination. The organization is worldwide, but by far most members are located in the UK.

IDTA dance styles listed were:
Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Samba, Rumba, Cha Cha, Argentine Tango, Tango Ballroom, Paso Doble, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Freestyle/Disco, Streetdance, Theater Craft, Musical Theatre, Modern Jazz, Jive, Tap, Ballet, Classical Sequence dance, and Rock ‘n' Roll.

Notable missing from that impressive list are some of the uniquely American styles such as bolero, hustle, east coast swing, west coast swing, and Lindy hop. From this I am thinking that the organization is primarily concerned with international style dances. Is this correct?
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