September 28, 2020

Teacher Training School

Teacher Training 2020 Postponed to August 2021

August 13-16, 2021  Level 1 and Level 2 and Level 3.  We can’t wait to see the returning students as well as new attendees and of course, our existing teachers who just want to brush up and refresh over the summer.

Level One

In your first year you will be introduced to the CDTA syllabus in each discipline you register for up to Grade One. This intensive study of the work will take your through the progression of the syllabus set exercises and expose you to the amazing building blocks you can use to teach your students in the most effective way with a tool that is up to date, age appropriate and skill oriented. You will have the ground work for development and terminology.  Classes in Music Study and Learning styles shall complete your preparation to move into Level 2. 

Level Two

Your second year will take the syllabus content that your familiarized with in year one and break it down into working parts for “how” to teach it to your students and add syllabus content up to and including Grade 3 and pedagogy of Grade 4 if you are in Ballet. You will review appropriate music choices and  application to the dance disciplines. How to write a plan your classes and write a class plan will be covered so that you can bring a class plan to your Level 3 course. Joining CDTA means understanding our organization and you will have a history provided in your student handbook as well as  class to discuss dance history in general and in CDTA specifically.

Level Three

This third year is all about your preparation to do your CDTA professional certification examination. You will have the syllabus content review, teaching your class plan and receiving critiques that help you refine your layout, music choices and why and how to apply music and how to write an effective biography giving the most information about yourself but in a brief and succinct way.

Then its all up to you!

You have several choices at the end of your Level 3 completion.

1.You may take a Pre Associate examination which will allow you to be certified and place students in examinations up to and including Grade one.

2. You may apply to take your Associate examination in  November Professional exam session which will allow you to place students in examinations up to and including Grade 3.

3. You may chose to wait and complete you Pre Associate at next year’s course, wait and take your Professional Associate exam at another time or remain an Affiliate until you are ready to test.

The course will be held at 1-10 Falconer Drive in Mississauga and the schedule of days will be up soon.  Please stay tuned and fill in your registration early so you don’t miss out!

CDTA certifies teachers in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Acrobatic Dance .

Existing members are also welcome for review and refresh.  Existing Associate level or Full members may choose to take a “per class” option.

Level OneJazz9-12
Music Study*1:15
Modern ExamTBA
Level TwoJazz9-1:00
Class Plan*1:45
CDTA History*2:15
Level ThreeTap9-12
Tap ExamTBA
Level ThreeJazz9-12
Jazz Exam12:30-2
* Generic classes
for all disciplines
Ballet Exam5-6:30pm