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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.



Contact CDA for Course Levels

Term 1: January 17 - March 2, 2023

Term 2: March 6 - April 18, 2023

Term 3: April 24 - June 8, 2023

Select 1 hour, 4 days per week.

Then, select 1 weekend day, 4 hours, either Saturday or Sunday afternoon.



First Class: July 30 - August 2, 2023

Second Class: August 7 - August 11, 2023

Third Class: August 14 - 18, 2023

Fourth Class: August 21 - 26, 2022

Fifth Class: August 28 - September 1, 2023

Sixth Class: December 16 - December 22, 2023

Flexible Course Schedule

New 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

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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