I have only been a student at indy studios, so take this with a grain of salt. Perhaps it would be worth your time to investigate other dance teacher training programs. I *think* there is one advertised on the DVIDA site. No idea about its merits. As a side note, most of the big income tax franchises charge for classes for new tax preparers with the carrot that they'll be hiring some portion of the successful graduates. I'm told the number hired varies widely though, based on local conditions, so out of a class of 20 qualified grads e.g., sometimes only 2 get hired. YMMV.