Testimonials from

CDA Teachers Certification Program

    The following statements came from evaluations obtained at the end of teacher’s courses. Evaluations were blind and not signed.  Statements are from people who come from teachers who attended teachers courses from the United States and other countries where English is a second language.

 

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!

 

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.

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.

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.

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

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

First, Second and 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.

First, Second and 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.

First, Second and 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.

First, Second and 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 mor 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 and 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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