Southern Association of Dance Masters

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A Message from the President


I want to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to serve as your President.  This organization has meant so much to me over the past eighteen years.  Southern Association of Dance Masters has provided the resources to assist me, and many others in growing professionally and personally.  

SADM is a family.  Those of you who have been around for a while know this to be true, and those who are new to SADM will soon find this out.  SADM has always been focused on proper education of teachers and providing them with the tools to provide proper training for their students in the techniques of dance, which is the ultimate goal.

This summer we celebrated our 58th summer convention at The Guest House At Graceland. I know, all who attended will agree with me, that it was a fabulous event. We all enjoyed the Dance Competition with many fine dance studios taking part. SADM sponsors a Ballet Forum for students to study dance under a professional ballet master and learn a piece to perform at our annual banquet. This years banquet “Aloha Hawaii” was so fun, and made so by the wonderful staff at The Guest House At Graceland.  Great food and wonderful dance performances enjoyed by all. I haven’t even got to the best part... We had a great faculty of teachers that provided two days of exciting classes for teachers and students.  I wish all of you would have attended this event as it is fun to share all of this with       everyone!  

It’s not to late though because we have another convention just around the corner on November 10—11, 2018 at Whispering Woods Conference Center, Olive Branch, MS.  Check it out and be there to receive the benefits of studying  and honing your dance skills with your fellow teachers. Inspiring classes will be available to your students and they can take part in the Southern Stars Dance Competition on Saturday evening.  

I love dance and I love sharing it with you,

See you there,

Kathy Kinner

SADM President

Mission Statement

The Southern Association of Dance Masters is a 
non-for-profit dance education organization dedicated to raising awareness and appreciation of dance to both teachers and students and to enhance the quality of education by offering professional training and certification in the proper techniques of dance.