Welcome to the CDTA BC Branch website
The CDTA BC Branch is a registered society offering a wide range of examination services for dance teachers and their students for over 60 years. It is a progressive organization continually reviewing and refining the services. For example: New Divisions have been established – The National Multicultural Division and the Modern Division. In the existing divisions new syllabi have been created. For example the Ballroom Division have added American Style Rhythm and Smooth.
The Branch is a member of the CDTA National Board, which coordinates the work of all the Branches across Canada and maintains a National Committee for each Division to encourage and support national syllabi for all Divisions in Canada from east to west. The Divisions are: Ballet; Ballroom; Stage; National Multicultural; Modern. Within the Divisions there may be more than one discipline. Each division has a link on the Home Page where you will find all the information regarding disciplines, syllabi, examinations, student examinations and other services.
Some of the objects of the Society are:
- To promote friendship and the exchange of ideas among the dance teachers of British Columbia
- To encourage and maintain a high standard of business ethics among dance teachers and to act to prevent false and misleading advertising and publicity.
- To gather and make available to all members of the Association information relating to dance techniques and activities throughout the world.
The CDTA Branch encourages the public to recognize the status of the qualified dance teacher.
Each Division offers current discipline syllabus. Membership in the Association is by examination in the related syllabus. Members are also encouraged to upgrade their status and the levels offered are: Affiliate (Student Teacher); Associate; Member or Licentiate; Fellow. Other titles are: Patron; Life and Honorary.
Student exam programs are offered in each discipline to members of the Association.
New Applicants will find all the information they require on the Quick Link/ New Applicants.
If you wish information on how to upgrade your status, go to the Division, where you will find the examination requirements for those who are currently a member in good standing.