ENROLLEE REVIEWS are from evaluations obtained when courses are completed. Evaluations are blind and unsigned. Attendees of CDA Teacher's Courses come from the United States and other countries where English may be a second language.

First Class 2021

This class will answer all your questions, clarify all vocabulary and preparatory steps needed for first level students, and boost your confidence as a teacher.

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First Class 2021

This is an excellent course for anyone interested in training young dancers!

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First Class 2021

We need more teachers who can pass on this wealth of information!

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First Class 2021

This class will give you more than enough information to better your own dancing. It can help a student get as far as s/he possibly can when studying the art of classical ballet. This course is great if you are studying dance for yourself, running a school, or working as a teacher for someone else.

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First Class 2021

Anyone wishing to teach classical dance, in a well organized manner, should take this course. It is well designed and delivered by Janet Springer. It is well worth your time and money.

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First Class 2021

A house needs a firm foundation, no matter how simple or elaborate it may end up being. Make sure your ballet pedagogy is firmly established by taking this course; it will benefit all your other teaching, whether you teach at a competition studio or a ballet company companion school.

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Second Class 2021

Wonderful and useful course to increase your knowledge of Classical Dance. The suggestions for lessons and music give a teacher an excellent base to construct lessons.

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Second Class 2021

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Third Class 2021

Mrs. Springer is one of the only dance professionals I have encountered who is devoted to preserving the details, nuances and technique of classical dance. A truly enriching experience for anything who wants to understand pedagogy.

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Third Class 2021

Third Class is a wonderful continuation of the material contained in the previous 1st and 2nd Classes. This, as in all courses, provides exacting and useful knowledge for teachers worldwide.

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Third Class 2021

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Fourth Class 2021

Any serious classical ballet teacher should consider taking CDA's courses under the direction of Ms. Janet Springer. The amount of material and the way it is presented - the teaching, written materials provided, cannot be found anywhere today except at CDA.

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Fourth Class 2021

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Second Class 2020

I was a student at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Bolshoi Ballet Academy) in Russia before I took the teacher's courses with Ms. Springer. What she taught in the teacher's courses was the closest I've seen to what they teach in Russia.

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Second Class 2020

Janet Springer and The Classical Dance Alliance have completely changed me understanding of Classical Dance and Pedagogy. Thanks to the courses, I am able to accommodate all of my students regardless of their experience or level, helping them to all reach their fullest potential.

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Second Class 2020

Wonderful details to add to anyone's previous knowledge of this material.

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First Class 2019

What was most interesting was the methodology for me. Less than the forms but seeing how we get from one step to another. For example, teaching releve lent before developpe. The material exceeded my expectations in regards to the amount. Extremely comprehensive and thorough. A great way to learn how to teach effectively and produce successful results.

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First Class 2019

The methodology and the amount of material delivered was even more than expected! It included the manual, additional books, DVD, and music. 5 Star, Excellent.

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First Class 2019

What I found most interesting and useful was the progression of the technique, how it developed into other forms and how it happens. Too many hours daily in the course. 4 Star, Good

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First Class 2019

The different movements in coordination with the arms and the legs and the hands were the most interesting and useful. 5 Star, Excellent

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Fourth Class 2019

It was very important and useful, the way that each exercise was described. The order of teaching and forms, in all of the classes, were excellent tools to organize lessons through the year. Every movement was described, with such detail, that it helps me to visualize it, in terms of constructing a phrase or an exercise, for example. This is the real thing!

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Fourth Class 2019

A very detailed explanation of contents and the practice of exercises to develop and understand the movements better. Details are given about musicality, how the steps developed and the pattern of those exercises. The importance given to the movements of the arms and head and inertia/dynamics of each step. The examples of how to join different steps together was so useful to help build our own lessons. This is the real thing! 5 Stars, Excellent.

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First, Second, Third Class 2018

In the First Class, the points of the room and the poses are the basis of classical dance. I liked everything about the Second Class Course. Everything comes together by the Third Class. The courses were well organized. 5 Stars, Excellent.

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First, Second, Third Class 2018

The way lessons were developed, gradually over this First year, has been a great advantage to my work as a classical dance teacher. It helped me to understand how to plan my lessons with knowledge and confidence in what I teach and why I do it. In all three classes, it was very helpful to know how the counts were exposed, especially in the Third Year with all the coordinations required in the poses and turns. 5 Stars, Excellent.

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First, Second, Third Class 2018

First Class is the complete basis. A thorough explanation of the first three days and primary forms of all movements! Second Class: Use of previous years work to be able to successfully interpret new forms and even comprehend lessons in the 101 Classical Dance Lessons. Third Class: I was still amazed at the simple progression of the work, which leads to complex forms. The logic in the progression is not only scientific but genius. 5 Stars, Excellent.

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First, Second, Third Class 2018

Understanding the fundamentals of the classical dance from a pedagogical point of view for introducing beginners the steps. How classical dance was developed for the stage/performance purpose from many years of research. How each progress gets more and more advanced following simple movements. The courses offered far more than expected. I did not realized that there was much more than what was trained or taught and learning that several steps could be used in many more different ways than the average 2 or 3 that is being taught at schools. This is an eye opener. This is not a fusion of styles, this is classical dance that needs to be learned and kept alive so that we can pass it on to future generations. These courses have produced some of the greatest dancers of our time and it’s time to bring in new and great dancers. 5 Stars, Excellent.

First, Second, Third Class 2018

I think the most useful tool is how the lessons were structured. It helps me to understand where the exercises will end up. It was very clear to understand the relationship between the music and the dynamic of the dance exercise. I feel that all of this was very important to my development as a teacher. 5 Stars, Excellent. 

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