The qualifications include a minimum of three years teaching experience, the ability to study with a certified teacher of the method, sponsorship by a CCA member, and successful completion of one teacher's examination.
There are certified member teachers throughout the country with
whom one may study and obtain the graded syllabus books. To
locate a certified member in our Ohio Committee, click the
Member Directory link.
Established in 1939...
In 1939 as a committee of the Dancing Masters
of Michigan, the CCA based its syllabi on those of the Cecchetti
Society Branch of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in
London, England. Thus from the beginning, friendship and
cooperation have characterized the relationship of the two
Cecchetti organizations. By the time of its incorporation as a
nonprofit educational association in 1951, the Council was the
first in the United States to adopt a uniform system of teaching
and examinations. Since that time the CCA has developed
outstanding teachers as well as students who have danced
professionally in ballet companies across the world. The CCA has
joined other Cecchetti organizations from Cecchetti Societies of
Australia, Canada, Southern Africa, U.S.A. Inc., and Danzare
Cecchetti - ANCEC Italy. As a part of this new global network,
the Council continues to ensure quality standards in classical
The Principal Objective...
The principal objective of the Cecchetti
Council has always been to raise the quality of ballet teaching.
This requires consistent attitudes of self-improvement and
professional integrity on the part of each member teacher. The
Council provides continuing educational opportunities through
publications, refresher courses, and ballet conferences. The
Council's activities encompass five regions of the United States
which are represented by fifteen committees. Committees are also
established in Haiti, Jamaica, and Canada.