about DMA

A long history of teaching
the world to dance

                  Michael Reichenbach started dancing in Germany in 1966. He began his professional career as an Instructor in the United States in 1969. After his tour of duty in the United States Navy and during his long teaching career, he taught well over 30,000 lessons to students from all walks of life who just wanted to get out, enjoy the music, meet new friends and enjoy the health, fun and many benefits social dancing provide its fans. From 1980 to 2001 he owned several franchised and award-winning “Top Studios” in Florida where he also served as the Regional and Area Director for the largest major Franchise Organization. In this capacity, he organized competitions, events, seminars and training for hundreds of instructors and studios.


His extensive experience includes working as a coach and/or choreographer for competing amateurs and professionals. He has worked and staged events for a variety of stage and performance venues such as Miss Florida, Big Band Orchestras like Harry James as well as for orchestral events, parties and different venues around the world. Michael is certified as a Championship NDCA recognized Dual Fellow Examiner in International and American Styles. First certified as a judge in 1978, he has always been active in researching and developing new methods and teaching techniques to make learning social and competitive dancing easier and more fun for both couples and singles.

Training

Management Training

Studio Training

There is more to owning a studio than being a good teacher and having financing (yours or someone else’s) to open the doors. Successful owners master management skills, use business coaches, and train incessantly to build, maintain, and improve their staff and business. Everyone needs to be accountable for good results.

Training Classes

Recognize the skills needed to be a dance professional. And no, it is not just about the dancing. Training staff is always more productive than buying staff. Systems can be put in place that make this process more efficient, effective, and develop future staff members loyal to those that trained them. How long should it take? Who does the training? And why?

What will your next year look like

Accountability and accounts matter. If your business is dependent upon a few big spenders, you are open to the whims and fancies of a few. Build a business where you define, plan, and work towards preset goals in every department of your business. Two people doing the same job makes one unnecessary.

Meeting Planners

Regular training, dance sessions, and meetings need to be engaging and informative. If your meeting starts with, “What happening?” then you need to learn or adopt a system that develops skills, and communications that help clients achieve their goals faster, and help instructors master the craft of teaching a variety of personalities, skill levels and styles.

Are your parties wasted or learning opportunities

Studio parties should focus on helping students. Too many studios use sessions as ways to reduce perceived costs rather than to develop or perfect new skills. A good system gives students specific tasks and goals and uses parties to develop them. No one needs to go to a studio to just socialize. Doing it the right way takes very little time and helps everyone.

Pre Showcase and Competition Checklists

Until you are competing for the National Championships, competitions are part of the learning process. Defining expectations and goals helps students. Making sure your events run as smoothly as the finest TV show events and provide desired results is not an accident, but a defined plan put into practice. You may think others are forgiving, but it reflects on you.

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What our students have to say?

Rapidiously syndicate cross-unit imperatives rather than unique partnerships. Collaboratively mesh error-free catalysts for change without plug-and-play opportunities. Completely maximize dynamic methodologies via. Authoritatively enhance superior relationships before.

Imon Hossain

dance student

Rapidiously syndicate cross-unit imperatives rather than unique partnerships. Collaboratively mesh error-free catalysts for change without plug-and-play opportunities. Completely maximize dynamic methodologies via. Authoritatively enhance superior relationships before.

Senjuti das

dance student

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