Canada’s National Academy of Dance Education is Canada’s youngest Professional Dance Teacher Education Institution.
Canada’s National Academy of Dance Education strives to uphold the highest standards of dance teacher training and be a National Institution representing the thousands of dance educators across Canada. We are committed to providing professional programs of excellent quality, in an environment within which dance educators realize the fullest extent of their talents. We are an academy that fosters excellence in scholarship through its people, partnerships, service and both physical and virtual environments, while aspiring to become known as an institute that promotes lifelong learning for dance educators.
This mission is accompanied by a commitment to expand the academy and make education accessible to the widest possible public through workshops, education programs, virtual environments and other outreach efforts.
Nurturing a character building approach to teaching in the classroom and studio environment, while encouraging the mastering of essential techniques and skills.
Inspiring and encouraging students to engage in meaningful discussion and practice surrounding dance education in an environment where they can thrive.
Innovating new approaches to teaching that enable our graduates to expand the boundaries of dance education through a 21st century lens.
Inspiring students, staff and alumni and others through our commitment to providing and challenging and supportive place for dance educators, encouraging a culture of lifelong learners and individual excellence at all levels.
Our graduates inspire learning, spark creativity and build community. CNADE values its graduates as life-long members of CNADE who make significant contributions to its on-going life and reputation.
Collaborating with other university, industry, professional and partners where appropriate.
Maintaining a capacity to respond to new fields as they emerge.