Teacher Training School

Potential Changes to Teacher Training

Depending on the COVID situation there may be some changes to the Teacher Training . Please stay tuned.

Teacher Training August 2021

August 13-16, 2021 Level 1, 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 1

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 2

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 3

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!

Location

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!

Schedule

LevelClassDayTime
Level 1JazzFriday9:00am - 12:00pm
Level 1Music Study*Friday1:15pm
Level 1Learning Styles*Friday2:00pm
Level 1BalletFriday3:00pm - 8:15pm
Level 2JazzSaturday9:00am -1:00pm
Level 2Class Plan*Saturday1:45pm
Level 2BalletSaturday3:45pm - 7:45pm
Level 2JazzSunday9:00am - 1:00pm
Level 2CDTA History*Sunday2:15pm
Level 2BalletSunday3:15pm - 7:45pm
Level 3ModernFriday9am - 12pm
Level 3 Modern ExamFridayTBA
Level 3AcrobaticSaturday9:00am - 12:00pm
Level 3Acrobatic ExamSaturdayTBA
Level 3TapSunday9:00am - 12:00pm
Level 3Tap ExamSundayTBA
Level 3JazzMonday9:00am - 12:00pm
Level 3Jazz ExamMonday12:30pm - 2:00pm
*Generic class for all disciplines

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