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Carrying on this incredible legacy, Nan Giordano, Artistic Director of Giordano Dance Chicago, is currently the world’s preeminent authority on the essence, discipline, progression, and continuance of the Giordano Technique. Nan was trained and mentored singe the age of 10 by her

father, dance pioneer Gus Giordano, and over the decades, has adapted and enhanced the Giordano Technique, keeping it fresh, vital, and of the moment. 


Starting with the BASIC Level, each of the five levels of the Nan Giordano Certification Program® (NGCP®) has its own curriculum and will be taught in separate certification workshops. Participants will be given codified dance notation to enhance their learning and mastery of this complex and joyous art form. For each level you will receive ten lessons that you can tailor to the needs of your studio, high school, or university program. The pace and structure of the lessons can be modified to your particular program. Some NGCP® certified teachers choose to concentrate on a consecutive ten week course, while others use the material for a year-long program. The content taught in the five levels (Basic, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Professional) stems from the Giordano Technique’s rich heritage and has been further developed and structured by Nan Giordano, Cesar G. Salinas (trained and mentored by Nan since the age of 19) and members of Giordano Dance Chicago. In order to become a certified teacher of the Giordano Technique, one must train with Nan Giordano. 


As you progress from the BASIC to the BEGINNING, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED, and PROFESSIONAL levels of this foundational dance technique, the pacing of the class, the complexity of the movement, and the increased focus on style become more challenging yet even more enjoyable. The Giordano Technique is not external; rather, it emanates from within.  


As her father did, Nan has dedicated her life to maintaining the foundation while elevating the level of Jazz Dance.

  • NGCP® Certified Teachers are invited to join a private Facebook community. Cultivate ideas, get tips from Nan, ask questions, keep in touch, and be part of the NGCP® family.


  • CERTIFIED TEACHERS can do a refresher course at any time.


Basic Level Giordano Technique Certification

Beginning Level Giordano Technique Certification

Intermediate Level Giordano Technique Certification

Advanced Level Giordano Technique Certification

Professional Level Giordano Technique Certification

Refresher courses offered at each level for $200

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June 14

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  • All times listed are in the Central Time Zone.

  • For NGCP virtual/in-person certification, if you happen to miss your training dates, you will have six months to complete the certification.

  • All registration fees include download link to corresponding NGCP® notes.

  • All tracks must be learned in sequential order: Basic, Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and Professional. No more than three levels are recommended at a time. 

“Thank you for an amazing couple of days. I am so refreshed and inspired!”

Al Blackstone

“It was so enriching to continue to be immersed in the rich American jazz dance culture! I absolutely loved it!"

Hanne Larson, Co-Founder & Artistic Director of Downtown Dance Factory, NYC

“Welcoming and inspirational!” 

Michael McCarthy , Assistant Professor of Dance, Oklahoma City University

Please note Giordano Dance Chicago, the Giordano Legacy Fund, and the Nan Giordano Certification Program® are in no way affiliated with the
Gus Giordano Dance School in Andersonville or the Gus Giordano Jazz Legacy Foundation.

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