The Chicago Dance Connection was founded in 1992 offering young talented dancers from all over the country the opportunity to experience the finest teaching talent from Chicago and around the country. Today this mission is still going strong with our annual convention known as Jazz Camp. Our instructional conventions consist of classes throughout the day where dancers work to learn and improve technique. We also offer a Junior and Senior Competition where prizes are awarded.
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.