Dancementor... I am not sure what you mean with that comment. I am pretty sure that most of the pro am teachers are competing themselves in professional. I also do not think that a pro am teacher necessarily has more experience than an amateur. You can dance in amateur up until the age of 35 and most of the competitive dancers begin dancing at a very early age. I know plenty of amateur dancers who have been dancing, teaching, and competing for over 15 years. Whether or not the teacher is dancing successfully, that is for the student to decide. Dancing is evolving everyday which is why the most successful teachers are the ones that are still training and competing themselves.