Diane Jarmolow is the director of the Ballroom Dance Teachers College, offering Ballroom Dance Teacher Training, certification preparation, and business consulting to aspiring and working ballroom dance professionals at all levels. Diane has been teaching Ballroom Dancing since 1978, and has trained hundreds of teachers, including U.S. and international dance champions. She is the founder and former owner/director of the Metronome Ballroom, San Francisco's "Best Place to Learn to Dance." She is a DVIDA National Examiner, and has helped create an original, rigorous, innovative system of professional certification exams which has set a new standard for professional excellence in the industry.
A fifteen-time winner of the "Top Teacher" award at national competitions, Ms. Jarmolow is currently an adjudicator for national DanceSport competitions. She is a member of the DVIDA Artistic Advisory Board, a DVIDA National Examiner, and a DVIDA Certifying Expert. Her credentials include a Licentiate Degree in the Ballroom Branch of the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (USISTD), an Associate Degree in the Latin American Branch of the USISTD, an Associate Degree in the American Branch of the USISTD, and an Associate and Membership Degree in American Style Ballroom and Latin with the United States Terpsichore Association. As an instructor Ms. Jarmolow successfully prepared five-time U.S. Champions Victor Veyrasset and Heather Smith, and U.S. Champion Olga Forapanova for the U.S. Terpsichore examination. She has trained some of the Bay Area's top teachers including US Rising Star Champions and the 2001 US Smooth Finalists David Weise and Valentina, and World Exhibition Champion Tom Slater.
"We would recommend Diane and her training program to any professional ballroom dancer. Her guidance and support will be tremendously helpful to you and to your career. And she is an absolutely fantastic person."
- Heather Smith and Victor Veyrasset,
Five Time U.S. Standard Ballroom Champions
"We recommend Diane's program in the highest possible terms to anyone who is considering becoming a ballroom dance teacher."
- Tony Meredith and Melanie LePatin
Three Time Champions of PBS's "Champion Ballroom Dancing"
Twelve Time U.S. Representatives to World Latin Championships