Philosophy

CDA is an American nonprofit whose first concern is excellence in the training of dancers. We work to build an alliance of professionals who actively participate in the training of Classical Dancers. Our mission is to support artistic effort and output by providing pedagogical resources to improve ballet training outcomes. By presenting teaching-artists and authoritative material, CDA makes the formal vocabulary and training methodology of Classical Dance more accessible to ballet instructors, as well as performers, creators, and spectators of dance.