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Certified Student Membership

Junior Membership

Certified Student Members are the latest edition to the SADM membership opportunities. If you are a student age 16 or 17 and are actively engaged as a dance teacher or assistant teacher with at least two years of prior experience, you may be qualified to join!

Check out the benefits and advantages to becoming a Certified Student Member:

  • Performance opportunities at SADM conventions
  • Ability to take convention classes in either Teacher or Senior Rooms
  • Potential opportunities to assist convention faculty upon request
  • Eligibility for memorial scholarships offered by SADM
  • Exclusive meetings and events during SADM conventions
  • Specific CSM T-shirts
  • Opportunity to earn voting privileges and be obligated into SADM general membership*

* NOTE: In order to receive Active Member status, a CSM must be obligated within one year following his/her 18th birthday. If they do not comply, they must be re-tested for active membership.

To apply to be a CSM, you must;

  • Be 16 or 17 years of age.
  • Complete the Membership Application and circle the CSM option.
  • Pay the one-time $40 application fee 
  • Obtain sponsorship by a SADM Member, in good standing, or provide two letters of recommendation in the field of dance who will vouch for the applicant's good moral character.
  • Mail the completed form, sponsorship or recommendations & application fee to:

Rosemary Turner, Chief Examiner

39 Wesleyan Place

Dallas, GA 30132

  • Pass the SADM exam in one or more of the following categories: tap, ballet, or jazz.

If you have questions on the CSM program, please contact Anna Washko or Jessica Wilson


Junior members have special meetings at each SADM convention. They also receive an exclusive t-shirt. At the summer convention, junior members have the unique honor of performing as the opening act at the convention banquet.

If you want to become a junior member, the first thing to do is check this list :

  • Are you between 11 and 16 years old?
  • Have you previously attended at least 1 convention?
  • Is a current dance teacher a  SADM member?

Good so far? Here's what you need to do next:

  • Fill out the application for junior membership.
  • Write a short essay on why you'd like to bea Junior Member.
  • Have your teacher write a check  to SADM for $20 to cover your membership fee. 

Mail the completed form, essay, and membership fee to:

SADM Junior Memberships

c/o Cheyenne Johnson

3030 Court St.

Bartlett, TN 38134