CNADM History

The Chicago National Association of Dance Masters was formed on August 15, 1912. There were ten members present at the first CNADM meeting held at Frank L. Oleson's Dancing Academy. The founding mission was "to perfect and build an organization of Dancing Teachers in the city of Chicago."

In 1913, CNADM was incorporated as a non-profit educational organization by the State of Illinois. Its stated aim was to establish and maintain the highest standards of dance education and business integrity.

From those humble beginnings has grown a nationally recognized organization with members throughout the United States and Canada.