Cecchetti Training

Cecchetti is a method of teaching ballet in which select students learn a set ballet syllabus and, when ready, present their work before a panel of examiners. The exam process gives the students a specific goal. 
Dance Center Evanston is the only studio in Evanston to prepare students for exams with the Cecchetti Council of America. For more information about the Cecchetti Method, visit the website of the Cecchetti Midwest Committee at cecchettimidwest.org.

For Fall 2020, all Cecchetti classes will be held in a hybrid model with students alternating each week between attending live in-person or online via Zoom. There is also an online only option for each class. Please see Calendar & Info page for more information.


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Cecchetti Training

Participation in Cecchetti classes is by invitation. All Cecchetti students are required to take non-syllabus classes as well. In Ballet 2A-Ballet 5, Cecchetti qualifies as one of the required Ballet classes. Cecchetti students also attend two workshops each year.

Cecchetti (pronounced Cha KEH tee) is a thorough and careful method of teaching classical ballet. Developed by Maestro Enrico Cecchetti in the late 1800s and codified in 1922, the method continues to flourish. The Cecchetti method focuses on strong technique, correct body alignment, and graceful quality.

Cecchetti Training Schedule

Session I 2020: September 8-December 19
RegisterPrimary 3Saturday12:15-1:15pmBy RecAllie
RegisterCecchetti Grade 1Wednesday6:15-7:30pmBy RecRosina
RegisterCecchetti Grade 1Thursday5:30-6:45pmBy RecWendy
RegisterCecchetti Grade 1/2Tuesday6:15-7:30pmBy RecWendy
RegisterCecchetti Grade 1/2Friday4:45-6:00pmBy RecAllie
RegisterCecchetti Grade 2 (Older)Monday5:45-7:00pmBy RecKara
RegisterCecchetti Grade 2/3Thursday6:30-7:45pmBy RecCalyn
RegisterCecchetti Grade 3Friday6:15-7:30pmBy RecAllie
RegisterCecchetti Grade 4Friday4:15-5:45pmBy RecBéa
RegisterCecchetti Grade 5Thursday4:00-5:30pmBy RecRosina
RegisterCecchetti Grade 6Friday6:00-7:30pmBy RecBéa
RegisterCecchetti Grade 7TBDTBDBy RecBéa