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Canadian Dance Teachers' Association National | Association for Dance Teachers

What We Offer

CDTA Annual Teacher Intensive 2021

Aims & History

The aims of the CDTA are to advance education

in the field of dance and maintain throughout Canada an organization of qualified dance teachers. The CDTA was formed in Vancouver, BC and Toronto, Ont in 1949. There are now Branches in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Provinces.

Become a Certified Dance Educator

National Executive

President – Shannon Vallée
Past President – Melody Van Veen
Vice-President – Julie Dionne
Secretary Treasurer – Barbara Dearborn
Administrator – Paulette Puetz

National Consultants

Ballet Paulette Puetz
Ballroom Alain Milette
Modern Barbara Miller
Tap Julie Dionne
Jazz Donna Moreau
Acro Gaëtane Hughes

Branch Directors Pres


Melody Van Veen  AB
Danielle Carter  AB
Barbara Dearborn  ATL
Erin Cusack  ATL
Shauna Milne  BC
Stacey Butterworth  BC
Angelique Ashwin  ON
Christine Campbell  ON
Alain Milette  QC
Julie Dionne  QC
Paulette Puetz  SK
Melissa Wallace  SK

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We are excited to be celebrating our 70th Anniversary this year. Many teachers/volunteers have worked before us to advance ucation in the field of dance and maintain throughout Canada n organization of qualified dance teachers. Objectives: To establish syllabi, standards and examinations across Canada for professional dance teachers and students. To promote friendship and the exchange of ideas and information among the dance teachers of Canada, and provide an organization to represent Canadian dance teachers internationally. To encourage and maintain a high standard of business ethics among dance teachers. To provide educational opportunities in specific dance disciplines for professionals, students and the general public. The National Committee continues their work by updating syllabus and offering more tools for our dance teachers across the country that wish to offer the best to their students. / 780-982-8268

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Syllabus Tap/Jazz/Ballet/Modern/Acro For both junior and Senior Level

Syllabus DVD's

Syllabus Music

Different levels of Membership

Professional Qualifications

Amateur Examinations and Medal Tests

Summer Intensive (syllabus instruction and TDC courses)


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