Levels of Membership

The following 4 categories are the membership levels for CECCHETTI USA.  Please select which level you are entitled to join.  Membership is due by September 1st each year.

Cecchetti Ballet Scholar 

  • Designed for students who are currently training in the Cecchetti Method of Ballet
  • Students are eligible to join after they have passed an Cecchetti USA exam 
  • Receive discounts at local CUSA workshops
  • Receive gift when paid in full by December 1st
  • Eligible to win scholarships to regional and national workshops (must attend these workshops to be considered) 
  • Receive membership card, newsletter, and certificate 
  • Membership Application 

Friends Member (minimum of $50.00 per year)

  • Designed for adults who wish to support Cecchetti USA
  • Members receive discounts at local Cecchetti USA sponsored workshops
  • Recieve newsletter

Certified Member ($150.00 per year)

  • Designed for teachers who have passed Grade 4 and Teaching Certificate 1 or above
  • Eligible to submit students for examination as defined in the Syllabi for Teaching Examinations
  • Members receive discounts at local Cecchetti USA sponsored workshops
  • Receive newsletter
  • Membership Application

Qualified Members ($125 per year)

  • Eligible after having passed the Associate Exam and above 
  • May use qualifying initials (ACUSA, LCUSA, FCUSA)
  • May advertise Cecchetti qualification
  • Eligible to submit candidates for exams at any level
  • Members recieve discounts at local Cecchetti USA sponsored workshops
  • Receive newsletter, membership card, and certificate 
  • Membership Application

Acceptance of credentials from other Cecchetti organizations

  • Candidates must submit copies of last certificate and exam report and a short history of training and exams to include: dates, teachers, locations, examining organization. 
  • CUSA may accept equivalents of CUSA Grades 1-10 and Diploma with review by Director of Exams and the Executive Director of CUSA
  • May accept equivalent of CUSA Associate exams with receipt of copies of these certificates and exam report accompanied by information regarding past and current teaching positions to be reviewed and approved by the Director of Exams and Executive Director of CUSA
  • Acceptance of higher levels of teaching is to be reviewed by the Board of Examiners 


  • All members with the exception of Ballet Scholars must pay the membership fee annually. Enrollment deadline is December 1 of each year. A late fee of $25.00 will be applied to fees received after the deadline. Membership must be current before requesting examinations. 

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To join CUSA, fill out the application forms provided above and enclose payment and mail to:
c/o Ali Durham, Membership Chair
41 Roger Road
Griswold, CT 06351
E-mail :   

Donations to the Olga Fricker/Shiela Darby Scholarship Fund may be added to your membership.  Please mark the donation box on the bottom half of the membership form and indicate the amount of your donation.