Enrollees complete online or in person one or more of six sequential courses. These correspond to the six class levels comprising the entire CDA Teacher Certification program. Courses must be taken in sequence from the First Class, regardless of prior experience.  Expect course work to be challenging at every level despite accommodating eligibility requirements.

Fall 2021

Forming new part-time courses adjusted for busy teachers. Scheduled according to need and time zone.

Course start-up date, First Class: October 2021

Upcoming Courses for 2022

FIRST CLASS January 2 through 7, 2022

SECOND CLASS January 11 through 15, 2022

THIRD CLASS January 18 through 22, 2022

FIRST CLASS July 18 through 23, 2022

SECOND CLASS July 26 through 30, 2022

THIRD CLASS August 9 through 13, 2022

FOURTH CLASS August 16 through 21, 2022

FIFTH CLASS August 24 through 29, 2022

Session start times are determined based

on locations and time zones of enrollees

Allow a full eight hours for daily sessions

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.