Preparing Young People for a Future in the Ballroom Dance Industry

Saturdays 5:30-7:00pm @ Pacific Ballroom

For Highschool Juniors & Seniors interested in a future in dance • All ages welcome • Parents invited

November 20, 2021

“Becoming a College Formation Dancer”

What is a college formation team and what type of programs are there?
What is the experience like and what do you need to know?
Presentations from different program coaches around the US.
Goal Setting Workshop & Follow-up

January 20, 2022

A Dance Instructor

March 19, 2022

A Social Dancer

May 21, 2022

A Professional Dancer

Past Events/Resources

September 18, 2021

“Your Dance Future Options & Goals”

College Scholarship Application Info

University Options & Connections:

National Collegiate Dancesport Championships: 


  1. Brigham Young University 

  2. Utah Valley University 

  3. UCLA 

  4. University of Arizona 

  5. Columbia University 

  6. Brigham Young University Idaho 

  7. University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

  8. Ballroom Dance Club at Georgia Tech

  9. Purdue Latin and Ballroom Dance Team

  10. Bemidji State Ballroom

  11. Stony Brook Ballroom Dance Team

  12. University of Alabama Collegiate Ballroom Competition Team

  13. Mizzou Ballroom Dance Club

  14. Carleton College

  15. Carnegie Mellon Ballroom Dance Club

  16. Oregon State University

  17. Brown Ballroom Dance Team

  18. University of Houston

  19. Syracuse University Ballroom & Swing Club

  20. Stanford University

  21. MIT Ballroom Dance Club


“When I saw PBD was offering Pathways classes, I immediately asked if I could attend even though I was not a current student. They responded right away and said ‘absolutely’! After just one class, I walked away with more knowledge, resources and hope for my career then I have had in months of trying on my own. I’m excited to keep learning how to grow my passion for dance how to do it efficiently!” 

Faith V. PBD Alumna

“As a parent I’m grateful I took the opportunity to attend the PBD Pathways meeting.  The discussion on goal setting reinforced concepts, as well as gave new ideas, about what we have been talking about at home. The meeting also gave me more understanding into the occupational field and recreational field of Ballroom Dancing. I didn’t realize how broad and how many options there were for my child to continue in the dance and movement industry. I’m grateful my dancer has this opportunity to learn more about future options, discover mentoring resources, and I am happy to have tools to help her research and achieve her goals.” 

PBD Parent