The Chicago National Association of Dance Masters is a non-profit association whose purpose is to serve the continuing education and professional development needs of dance teachers. CNADM was originally founded in 1912 to build ties between dance instructors in Chicago, and the organization continues that legacy today with a membership that has broadened to include more than 300 professionals throughout North America.

In furthering its mission to serve the needs of dance teachers, CNADM provides extensive continuing education opportunities for our members and their students, as well as a specialized certification program to recognize excellence in dance instruction.

Membership is open to qualified dance instructors; learn more about CNADM membership and how it benefits dance instructors and their students.

CNADM’s Mission

The Chicago National Association of Dance Masters is dedicated to promoting professional, quality dance education by providing opportunities for continued education in the techniques and methods of dance, updated curriculum and certification for the instruction of dance. The Association serves as a conduit for information affecting dance educators and their profession.