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CSC Examinations

Enrico CecchettiGraded examinations are scheduled, and qualified examiners are provided, for students across Canada. The purpose of these examinations is to give teachers and students specific goals to work toward and to maintain standards of development consistent with international standards.

There are five categories of Cecchetti examinations in Canada:

Class Examinations

Standards 1-6

Senior Certificate
Designed for children to develop enjoyment of movement and dance quality.
Grade Examinations
Grades 1-6 Designed to be more technically demanding and to provide a solid artistic and technical base for advancement to higher levels.
Major Examinations

Advanced 1

Advanced 2
Career oriented, with a high level of technique and artistry expected.
Teacher Qualifying Examinations

Associate (ACSC--CICB)
Provisional Membership

Associate Diploma

Full Membership

Licentiate (LCSC-CICB)

Fellow (FCSC-CICB)

Successful completion of these examinations leads to qualification with the CSC, and is recognized by the CICB.





Fellowship is the highest level of teaching qualification. It is held by all CSC Examiners)

Other Cecchetti Awards
Enrico Cecchetti Diploma A highly prestigious achievement, encompassing the full extent of the Cecchetti work.

Important Information about Cecchetti Exams in 2015-16

Deadlines for Exam Estimate Submissions:

October 1st

For Fall / Winter Examinations
*Due to time constraints for the fall/winter sessions, teachers are asked to phone the Head Office in September to discuss possible dates for their exam session. Hard copies are due by the deadline date.

January 1st

For Spring / Summer/ Summer School Examinations

Deadlines for Qualifying Examination Deposits:

October 1 Spring/Summer Examinations

January 1

Summer School Qualifying Exams

May 1 Fall/Winter Examinations
  All qualifying examination deposits ($150.00) are due
* Important - Please include a copy of your Qualifying application form with your deposit.

Deadlines for Application Packages:

•  *NEW: Application Deadlines – packages should be received by Provincial Organizer 8 weeks prior to exam tour start date. Earlier or later provincial deadlines are at the discretion of the Provincial Exam Organizers.

•  Complete Examination packages must arrive at Head Office 6 weeks prior to exam tour start date. (One late submission will hold up the entire tour, which is especially dangerous with longer tours.). Partially completed packages will be returned to teachers. Please communicate early with members.

•  Daily schedules must be emailed to H.O. at the same time as the package is shipped, 6 weeks prior.

•  Changes are generally not accepted after the 6 week deadline. Please call Susan Sheffield 705-684-9991 if you feel that a situation requires special consideration. Significant changes (or emergencies) are subject to approval.

•  Small changes may be submitted to the Examiner by the teacher on the day of exams. This includes; candidate cancellations, rearranging candidates or groups, etc. Numbers must always remain the same as the first time they were submitted to Head Office. (This is true even if the entire schedule is rearranged, or if several candidates are removed from the schedule.)

•  Application packages more than 1 to 7 days late will be invoiced for a $50 late processing fee. Exam results for that teacher will be held until all outstanding fees are received.

•  Packages more than 7 days late will be returned, and the exams will have to be rescheduled.

•  Note: Fees are also returned along with the package, because they are inside the package and have not been accepted or processed yet.

•  Note: The teacher will have to re-apply for a different session, at another time.

•  Note: Rescheduling is not ideal, however we will do everything we can to provide the best service possible to all members, regardless of whether the session must be rescheduled or not. Your cooperation in adhering to deadlines is appreciated, and will ensure that all members receive fair and efficient service.

Master Classes

Master Classes with the Examiner may be requested on the examination estimate form. The workshop may need to be held at the end of the examination sessions so that all students, including those who have just been examined, may attend.

Payment should be included with examination fees. The minimum amount of revenue for each class of 1.5 hours is $210.00. Additional half hours may be added for a charge of $70.00. All CSC member teachers may attend these Master Classes at no chage, unless the class is designed specifically for teachers.

The studio hosting the Master Classes is responsible for:

  • Acquiring the services of a suitable experienced pianist
  • Providing the studio space
  • Notifying other studios in the area about the Master Class.

Workshops & Summer Courses

The Cecchetti Society of Canada also funds workshops and summer courses for teachers and students throughout Canada - see this website's News and Events page.


The Society has representatives in each province to listen to, and communicate, the concerns of teachers throughout the country - see this website's Contacts page.


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