So here is a quote from a studio owner on a page of dance teachers on FB. It illustrates quite well that the truth of the matter is there is far more dancing OUTSIDE of pro-am and competitions. It is quite silly that we assign the value of a pro based on how they perform in one tiny aspect of their career. NDCA competition dancing is such a SMALL piece of the pie when it comes to "dancing". There is so much to do with your dancing without shelling out half of your yearly salary.