What is Pro-Am?
The term “pro/am” is commonly referred to in any sport where professionals and amateurs compete together. In the world of dance, it is also a teaching method used whenever a professional instructor partners an amateur student, whether in competition, lessons, or social dancing. It is a unique way of learning to dance that has a multitude of benefits and knocks down one of the main perceived barriers to learning ballroom dance—lack of partner.
Pro/am competitions are rapidly growing in popularity in the U.S. and Canada, and many competitions have more pro/am events than events for amateur couples. If you are interested in competing, then pro/am is certainly a competitive option.