Training teachers in
"The Method of Classical Ballet"
State of the art ballet pedagogy
An efficient and effective way to learn how to teach
Our Certificate Program is taught Virtually and In-Person
Raising the Barre on Ballet Schooling®
Training teachers in "The Method of Teaching Classical Dance"
OUR MISSION is to support artistic effort and output by providing pedagogical resources to improve ballet training outcomes. By presenting teaching artists and authoritative material, CDA makes the formal vocabulary and the "Teaching Method of Classical Dance" more accessible to ballet instructors, as well as performers, creators, and spectators of dance.
About Classical Dance Alliance
Since 2002, America’s Classical Dance Alliance, Inc. a New York City based 501 (c) (3) nonprofit has brought world-class experts directly to the ballet and dance community. CDA produced teacher’s courses in classical dance, the International Youth Ballet Festival, and taught America’s first Character Dance and Historical Dance teacher’s courses held at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.
Since 2016, CDA has trained teachers in classical dance in Lisbon, Portugal at the Ana Köhler School of Dance.
ABOUT THE CLASSICAL DANCE ALLIANCE
CDA IS AN AMERICAN NONPROFIT WHOSE FIRST CONCERN IS EXCELLENCE IN THE TRAINING OF DANCERS.
SIX YEAR PROGRAM
IN 1969, VERA KOSTROVITSKAYA WROTE A SIX YEAR SYLLABUS FOR THE VAGANOVA ACADEMIC CHOREOGRAPHIC SCHOOL IN LENINGRAD. THE SYLLABUS WAS AN ACCELERATED VERSION OF THE EIGHT YEAR PROGRAM.
FROM 1958, SHE WAS THE SENIOR TEACHER AND SENIOR METHOD INSTRUCTOR OF THE LENINGRAD CHOREOGRAPHIC SCHOOL (LATER CALLED THE VAGANOVA BALLET ACADEMY).
SPRINGER’S FIRST CLASSICAL DANCE TEACHER WAS MAESTRO (MIKHAIL) PIANOWSKI, WHO FOR THIRTEEN YEARS WAS THE BALLET MASTER, FROM POLAND, FOR ANNA PAVLOVA’S BALLET COMPANY.