THE INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION & THE AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION
Training* with DIS means membership in the International Choreographers Association (ICA) which is an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Dance division club. We believe partnering with AAU assists us in ensuring dance is not only recognized as a sport but treated as one.
Together the Showmanship Dance Class and the DIS/ICA Membership offers artists the opportunity to receive the training needed to present their work and be challenged through healthy engagement with others who are building their craft for global engagement (healthy competition).
At DIS we pride ourselves on requiring artists to be themselves. This means every artist is not the same, therefore not all seek to be in the limelight. Our classes are designed to preserve, as much as possible, the enjoyment of art in a community without the need for mass exposure.
*Training is taken very seriously at DIS. Our bodies have to last us far beyond our ability to just dance. This is why we have developed the following statement regarding insurance and participation in all dance activities with DIS.
If you are purchasing a plan or membership that includes the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), coverage is provided for properly registered athletes or non-athletes who are injured during an AAU licensed event, supervised practice or while participating in the Extended Coverage (AB) membership program. Coverage is excess medical and becomes primary if there is no other coverage available. For more details on AAU's insurance program visit, https://aausports.org/Insurance. If you are not purchasing a plan or membership that includes AAU, Davis Inspiration Studios does not carry medical insurance for its students. It is required that all dance students be covered by their own family insurance policies and if injury occurs it is understood that the student’s own policy is your only source of reimbursement.