The Cecchetti Council of Ohio - WELCOME!

The Cecchetti Council of America, Ohio Committee Web Site provides a great tool for our member teachers, students and those interested in ballet. 

This website can provide you with current news, teaching syllabus reviews and member directory as well as information about our workshops, scholarships and exams. Rules and applications are provided for your convenience and we hope you visit the photo gallery and enjoy this wonderful world of Cecchetti. We always welcome feed back, so feel free to contact us at any time.

The Cecchetti Council of America is an organization dedicated to maintaining the standards and method of ballet training established by Cav. Enrico Cecchetti. The organization uses his teaching and writings in a sequence of grades, carefully measured as to degree of difficulty and physical development, and provides a system of accredited examinations to test the student's proficiency within those grades.

As a regional committee we are governed by the Cecchetti Council of America’s Executive Board. The Council is able to administer and advise its committees, establish criteria for teacher participation, and ensure student progress. The Council works to develop informed teaching practices.

The qualifications include a minimum of three years teaching experience, the ability to study with a certified teacher of the method, sponsorship by a CCA member, and successful completion of one teacher's examination. There are certified member teachers throughout the country with whom one may study and obtain the graded syllabus books. To locate a certified member in our Ohio Committee, click the Member Directory link.
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Winter Examinations - Feb 28th, March 1st & 2nd, 2014 - All About Dance by Kristen, Stow, Ohio...  Visit the Exams page for more details...

Cecchetti USA is pleased and proud to be hosting the Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition 2014, August 7-9 in Richmond, VA....  Visit the Bulletin Board for more details...

Established in 1939...
In 1939 as a committee of the Dancing Masters of Michigan, the CCA based its syllabi on those of the Cecchetti Society Branch of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in London, England. Thus from the beginning, friendship and cooperation have characterized the relationship of the two Cecchetti organizations. By the time of its incorporation as a nonprofit educational association in 1951, the Council was the first in the United States to adopt a uniform system of teaching and examinations. Since that time the CCA has developed outstanding teachers as well as students who have danced professionally in ballet companies across the world. The CCA has joined other Cecchetti organizations from Cecchetti Societies of Australia, Canada, Southern Africa, U.S.A. Inc., and Danzare Cecchetti - ANCEC Italy. As a part of this new global network, the Council continues to ensure quality standards in classical ballet training.

The Principal Objective...
The principal objective of the Cecchetti Council has always been to raise the quality of ballet teaching. This requires consistent attitudes of self-improvement and professional integrity on the part of each member teacher. The Council provides continuing educational opportunities through publications, refresher courses, and ballet conferences. The Council's activities encompass five regions of the United States which are represented by fifteen committees. Committees are also established in Haiti, Jamaica, and Canada.