Empowering the Dance Educators of Today

Come and see why our 21-century, accessible and research based approach to lifelong learning and professional development for dance teachers is challenging the norms for dance teacher training. 


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Hello there. My name is Jolanta Oko, the Founder/Director of Canada's National Academy of Dance Education. It is my pleasure to meet you, and help support you throughout your career as a dance educator and studio owner. We want to meet you PD needs so please don't hesitate to reach out and let us know how we can support you.

It has been our mission since 2016 to encourage a culture of lifelong learning and professional development for dance educators. By navigating this site, you’ve taken the first step towards your own PD journey with us. Your dancers deserve the best and most current practices in dance education, and thus we’d like to congratulate you on being motivated and ambitious enough to seek out these opportunities that we provide.

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Why choose CNADE for your PD as a dance educator.

The Theory Behind the Practice

At CNADE we believe strongly that teaching dance requires a complex balance of varying skill sets, to ensure that each dancer receives a personalized comprehensive, safe “whole dance education.” At CNADE we pride ourselves in the uniqueness of our comprehensive training programming that exposes Dance Educators to a curriculum that contains subject matter essential to becoming an effective teacher.

21st Century Learning

You will find unique to our program that we encourage you to develop your own voice as a dance educator.  We provide you with opportunities to examine and explore strategies, tips, theories and research to form your own teaching philosophy as a dance educator. 

Accelerated Learning

We believe in quality, not quantity.  Providing our students with research-based content that will allow them to develop their own voice and philosophy as dance educators in an environment and timeline that supports busy lifestyles, without sacrificing the highest of standards for dance teacher training.

Flexible Programming

Whether you are looking for a 2HR course or a 40 HR Certification, we have something to meet your level of commitment and budget. We offer a variety of programs from 100% independent study to teacher-directed learning all in our 100% Online Learning Environment. Learn from the comfort of home, on your own time.

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