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Each week Imperial Society of Teachers of Dacning Fellow and Examiner Phillip Stephens offers a review of the ABC hit show Dancing With The Stars. Phillip shares his thoughts on each couple, their costumes, their performance, their score, the judges' comments, etc, and offers great insight into the world of dancing. Click here for this weeks review

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If you'd like to become a dance teacher, or wish to gain professional degree certification as a dance educator or judge, contact Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Fellow and Examiner Phillip Stephens via The ISTD was founded in London, England, in 1904 and encompasses a wide range of dance styles. In the more than 100 years of its existence, the ISTD has become known as the World's Leading Dance Examinations Board.


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A New Phase Begins

After 29 years of owning and operating Houston's largest Ballroom, Latin, Country-Western and "Club" dance studio, Phillip Stephens and Michael Schedler sold The Dance Place to Guoyong Zhang and his wife, Huan Huan She. Phillip and Michael will continue teaching in the beautiful facilities they built and nourished over the years, but feel that it is time they move forward into another phase of their dance careers.

Now operating their dance business under the name The Place 2 Dance, Michael and Phillip still offer a full range of dance-related services.

Michael enjoys teaching students of all skill levels from beginner thru highly advanced. He coaches many couples and puts together routines for competitions and shows. One of his favorite things to do is to choreograph and teach that all important "First Dance" for couples who are getting married. For information about lessons with Michael, call 832-721-3968 or email

Phillip, is an Examiner for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), a World-Wide dance teacher's organization known as the world's leading dance examinations board. Although Phillip teaches people of all skill levels on a regular basis, his passion is to help others become teachers and gain academic qualifications as certified professional dance educators. Phillip regularly conducts training courses for people interested in becoming certified dance professionals. He also conducts tests for students and examinations for professionals in the International and American styles of dance. For information about Phillip's instructor training courses or to inquire about examinations and tests, call 713-248-2299 or email

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