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Online Dance Teacher Training

Application Deadline for SPRING 2019 - March 1, 2018.

Deadline to Apply for SPRING 2019 - March 1, 2019

Canada’s Premier Dance Teacher Training Program

Dance Teachers and those aspiring to be…Become certified as a Level 1, 2 or 3 Dance Educator through Canada’s National Academy of Dance Education’s Online Dance Teacher Training Program (ODTTP).

All prospective students must apply online and be available to conference once a week online for 1 hour with other classmates and the course instructor. All 3 levels run each term, please see application deadlines and Term dates below.

Our program is unique in that it attracts all Dance Educators, Dance Students and those aspiring to be.  Our motto is “whole dance education.”  We are not just training dancers or teachers, we encourage an exploration of the career options available in the Canadian Dance Scene. From Choreographer, to Company Director, to Studio Owner, to Dance Critic and Competition Director. Exam work is an asset, but not necessary to be selected for our program.  All genres of dance are encouraged to apply! 

Levels of Training

Part 1 – 6 weeks $269 (Approx. 30 hrs)

Courses: Classroom Management, Healthy Child Development, Lesson Planning

Part 2 – 8 weeks $299 (Approx. 36 hrs)

Courses: Syllabi Study, Progression, Dance History, Anatomy

Part 3 – 12 weeks $399: CNADE Virtuoso Certificate (Approx. 39 hrs)

Courses: Business for Dancers, Technology & Dance, Pedagogy Log Book, Research Project, Final Paper

2018-2019 START DATES

Term 1 Start – Sept.11, 2018.
Term 2 Start – Dec. 1, 2018.
Term 3 Start – Mar 1, 2019.


This program does NOT have to be completed back to back. It doesn’t need to be completed in the same year. If you only want to complete PART 1, then that’s fine as well. 🙂


ODTTP Application


We are proud of the accomplishments of our students and alumni.

A. G. - Chatham, Ontario

“Canada’s National Academy of Dance Education’s Online Dance Teacher Training Program (ODTTP) has allowed me to continue and develop my dance teacher education further while providing the flexibility I need. Being a Dance Educator requires more than just knowing how to dance and the program looks at these important aspects of dance instruction. It is very thorough in subject matter and provides challenge, opportunity and support in its’ coursework as well as peer and instructor contact. Jolanta is a passionate, knowledgeable, encouraging instructor who is very willing to share and guide students in each of their particular paths. As a result, I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge, connections and resources that will follow me always.”

C. D. - Montreal, Quebec

“The online dance teacher training program allowed me to study something that I’m passionate about without having to change my current lifestyle. The program is extremely well developed providing an understanding of the basic elements of dance education and expanding from there. Great, informed dance teachers are formed through this program!”

T. K. - Chattanooga, Tennessee

“Within the first week of beginning the Online Dance Teacher Training Program I had implemented what we were studying into my own dance classes. The ODTTP is perfect for any dance educator who has a hectic life but also desires to stay relevant in dance education.”

J. W. - Kelvington, Saskatchewan

“It is so wonderful to have a program that offers online education. Completing the Summer Intensive of Part 1 of the Online Dance Teacher Training Program was a great experience. Quick, informative and fun!”

C.T. - Brampton, Ontario

“During my career in dance I have learnt that you can never stop learning. This program is fantastic for any dance educator who wants to stay relevant and learn new ideas, I had implemented new ideas into my classroom the first week. Jolanta’s passion for dance education is infectious! Her knowledge and encouraging words make you want to absorb everything she says. ODTTP is the best program that I have taken in a long time.”

M. D. - St. John, New Brunswick

“I’m an advocate for the inclusion of dance education in our school system. Its benefits are far reaching. I wish to be an ambassador for the importance of continued dance education for the dance teachers in my province so that more studios are committed to providing safe, and comfortable learning environments. It’s important for me to be connected and continue to stay fresh and current in my teaching practice. Canada’s National Academy of Dance Education supports all my initiatives. I am excited to meet other professionals aiming to do the same.
This course has exceeded my expectation. I am challenged, inspired and reminded daily of the value of continued education. I’m supported and encouraged by Jolanta and motivated by my peers. I’ve never done online education before. I’m surprised how close-knit it feels.”