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This method of classical ballet was founded by the distinguished teacher, dancer and ballet master Enrico Cecchetti (1850 - 1928).


The Cecchetti method of teaching classical ballet includes a very full vocabulary of movement and exercises composed by Cecchetti himself for the development of strength, balance, poise and elevation. One of the foremost features of the Cecchetti method is the very sound basis of anatomical detail. Combined with a close association with the professional dance world, this enables the Cecchetti dancer to adapt easily to other forms of dance.


Expressiveness is the key note of every art form, and can only be applied to dancing after careful study of a sequence of movements. The Cecchetti syllabus is designed to make the body into a sensitive instrument and to encourage expressiveness through the whole body with careful regard to the laws of anatomy, thus preparing dancers' bodies for the strains and stress of performance. The timeless Cecchetti principles of grace, balance and line form the basis of a sound training syllabus that has been developed to meet the needs of today's student - teaching co-ordination, poise, confidence, rhythmical sense and musicality.

The fully qualified, carefully trained and registered teachers of the Cecchetti Society are committed to providing a stable and secure foundation for each student's training - whether for purely recreational enjoyment or as the beginnings of a career in dance. The Cecchetti teacher training courses prepare them to teach with a safe and secure technical base, sound knowledge of anatomy and basic physical faults, good teaching practices and the historical background of the art of classical ballet.


Cecchetti trained dancers have achieved great success throughout the world. They are generally well regarded for their purity of line and for their ability to adapt easily to other forms of dance.


Cecchetti Ballet Australia is a Registered Training Organisation
There are various Cecchetti Schools throught out Australia, that offer the Cecchetti Syllabus. Teachers that are qualified under the Cecchetti Method here in Australia will have the letters (C.I.C.B which stands for: Cecchetti International Classical Ballet)  There would also be either one of the below levels listed that the teacher has attained  with Fellowship being the most honored, qualified and highest level of the Cecchetti training  System.


Cecchetti teachers must train through a rigorous system of examinations for professional teaching qualifications. 
There are five levels with Accredited and Non Accredited paths -


2. ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA / CUA40313 Certificate IV in dance teaching & management





These qualifications are attained over a minimum of eight years, and include knowledge and development of Cecchetti classical ballet techniques and principles throughout all levels of the syllabi. Study in teaching methodology, child development, anatomy and injury prevention, musical appreciation, history of dance, health and safety and business studies is required to attain these qualifications. Teachers are required to attend Professional developement courses to keep abreast of the techniques and be a wealth of information to pass onto their students. 









For more information on the Cecchetti System of Classical Ballet ,
please go to the cecchetti Australia Website by clicking the link :

Maestro Cecchetti and Anna Pavlova

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