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Enrollees complete one or more of six sequential courses. These levels correspond to the Six Class Levels which comprise CDA's Teacher Certification Program. Syllabus written by Kostrovitskaya after Vaganova.

Each course is taken, in sequence, from the First Class to the Sixth Class.

Expect each course to be more challenging, and interesting, with different Material, Forms and Music!

See CDA's Eligibility Requirements.

Self-Paced Online Courses

Enroll Anytime

Complete intensive courses adjusted for busy teachers or schools.


Study on your own time.

Enroll in each course, separately,

Courses must be taken and passed sequentially, starting with the First Class.

Take one Class at a time, then, move on to the next course.

There is no requirement to take all courses (First to Sixth Class).

Each Class Includes group or private coaching.

There is no tuition discount because of private or small group coaching.

Includes Q&A and all visual examples.

Contact CDA to schedule your start-date. Year-round open enrollment.   +1 (212) 397-1400 (text/call)




Kostrovitskaya/Vaganova Method

5 or 7 Days per Course - Depending on the Class

7 Hours 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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