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Enrollees complete, online or in person, one or more of six sequential courses. These correspond to the Six Class Levels which comprise CDA's Teacher Certification Program. Each course must be taken, in sequence, from the First Class to the Sixth Class. Contact CDA, if an exemption is needed. Expect each course to be interesting and challenging, at every level. See CDA's Eligibility Requirements.

Fall 2023


Contact CDA for Course Level

2 days per Week, 3.5 hours per day

7 Week Term *

October 10 - November 21, 2023

* Scheduled weekly by attendee needs

and number of participants.

2023 - 2024


5 or 7 Days per Course Depending on Level

7 Hours per Day

Fifth Class: December 17 - December 21, 2023

First Class: January 2 - January 8, 2024

Flexible Course Schedule

Part-Time courses adjusted for busy teachers or schools.

Scheduled according to need and time zone. 

Contact CDA with your specific needs.   +1 (212) 397-1400

Spring 2024


Contact CDA for Course Level

2 days per Week, 3.5 hours per day

7 Week Term *

Term 1: January 17 - February 29, 2024

Term 2: March 3 - April 20, 2024

Term 3: April 24 - June 8, 2024



5 or 7 Days per Course Depending on Level

7 Hour per Day

First Class: July 28 - August 3, 2024

Second Class: August 5 - August 9, 2024

Third Class: August 12 - August 16, 2024

Fourth Class: August 19 - August 25, 2024

Fifth Class: August 27 - September 1, 2024

A CDA Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful completion of each class level in an established number of hours, which varies with the course taken. Courses may be taken and Certificates earned with or without examination. Optional examination is given on a specified date for a nominal fee. A companion CID Certificate recognized worldwide is issued on completion of 150 course hours. A full diploma, or CDA Certificate of Graduation, is conferred for successful completion of all six class levels with examination.


Obtaining Credit for Professional Development or Continuing Education

  • Participants receive a signed Certificate of Completion for each course taken. This does not attest to mastery of material covered and indicates if an exam was taken.

  • To obtain a Certificate of Completion and/or Professional Development or Continuing Education Units (CEU), participants must attend in full all sessions.

  • Units or credits may be available for K - 14 dance teachers and college/university professors and students. Upon request we will cooperate with your institution to award credit at no additional cost from CDA. Check with your institution regarding any fees.

  • Visa support is available for international participants at no additional cost when possible if events are held in-person in the United States or other another country.

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