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There are four categories are the membership levels for CECCHETTI USA. Membership is due by September 1st each year.

Teacher Qualification and Certification

If you are interested in pursuing teacher’s certification in the Cecchetti method, please contact our executive director, Denise Rinaldi, who will be able to recommend a certified teacher in your area and assist you in beginning the certification process.

student exams

Exams are designed to give teachers and students specific goals to work toward and to maintain standards of development consistent with international standards. Cecchetti USA offers several different types of exams which serve a unique pupose

News and Events

Now Available! New Theory and Vocabulary Book!

Visit the CUSA Bookstore to order the NEW Theory and Vocabulary Book!  The 2016 edition includes Grades 1-10 Theory, Basic Steps and Vocabulary illustrated with color photographs.  A must for students and teachers!

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Exciting News for Male Students!

Exciting News for Male Students! The Cecchetti USA Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new Residential Summer Course scholarship program for male dancers. Parents or legal guardians of male attendees may apply for financial assistance by filling out the application form found on the RSC Information page and submitting the accompanying materials by

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Upcoming Regional Workshops

2016 Student and Teacher Training courses! For more information, see the Regional Workshop page.  Schedules TBA.

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CUSA is proud to announce that Karin Krochmal, the graphic designer for all of the promotional materials created for the 4th CICB Competition hosted by CUSA in August 2014 in Richmond, VA, has received the Graphic Design USA Award for Excellence!  This includes the posters, banners, flyers and the envelope for informational brochures regarding the

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Recommended Reading

Congo to Covent Garden In this memoir, Richard Glasstone draws on some sixty years of experience as a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer to record many different aspects of the history and development of ballet in South Africa, Holland, Turkey and China, as well as under three different regimes at London’s Royal Ballet School. The

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2016 Scholarship Winners

Cecchetti USA holds Regional Workshops throughout the year.   Students attending a Regional Workshop, who are Ballet Scholar members of Cecchetti USA and 11 years of age or above, are eligible to receive a $200.00 tuition scholarship to the annual Cecchetti USA Residential Summer Course. Students attending a Workshop, who are Ballet Scholar members of

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Article in Dance Studio Life Magazine

The January 2010 issue of Dance Studio Life magazine featured an article titled “Class a la Cecchetti”.  Here is an excerpt, “Cecchetti training is respected all over the world. George Balanchine would occasionally ask his dancers at New York City Ballet—during a Wednesday class, for example—“What were Cecchetti’s Wednesday steps? Let’s do them today!” Even

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Cecchetti USA is a ballet organization dedicated to the improvement of dance training as developed by Maestro Enrico Cecchetti.