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The Pole Studio Advanced Level Instructor Training

 

NEW - 10% discount for PDC members and graded dancers!

 

Empowerment Through Dance Ltd. Pole Dancing Instructor Certification Programs. 

ETEDance Instuctor training


Providing Two Instructor Level Certification Programs

Beginner through Intermediate -  $799*
Advanced -  $599*

This is a full "certification" course - so you will be certified to teach pole dancing sanctioned by nationally recognized pole dance organizations who know the pole dancing business. You will receive a certification, not a certificate of completion.

 

This program is designed for the experienced pole dancer. Our program was one of the first in the industry to be offered in the Midwest and received recognition from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of American in 2006. It is also sanctioned by the Pole Fitness Association and The Pole Dance Community. 

 

We show you how to teach pole dancing...not how to do it!

 

Each level includes 16 hours of training.
Mary Ellyn Weissman KneeHold2

 

We offer our program in 2 different levels with more hours of training and live class time with students than many other programs! You wouldn't expect to learn basic through advanced pole dancing all in one course would you? Why then would you expect to learn how to teach basic through advanced all in one program?

 

This is a comprehensive course which has the full benefit of our experience of training with industry pros and networking with multiple studios and instructors around the world, over 6 years of pole dance teaching experience, a world recognized fitness background, over 30 years of business/marketing and licensing experience and developed in consultation with an injury prevention specialist.

 

Benefit from OUR years of experience and the industry exposure which would cost you thousands of dollars and hours to get on your own before you start your pole dancing business.

 

Finally our program does not end when you walk out the door with your certification - we provide ongoing support and mentoring to you for all aspects of your career from business practices and licensing to teaching for as long as your certification remains active.

 

* The cost of this discounted program is an additional $400 when taken as a private or semi private (2 participants) or for instructors living/working within 30 miles.

Beginner/Basic through Intermediate Instructor:

Mary Ellyn Weissman Wrist SeatProgram Cost: $799
16-hour program
Prepares you to teach basic introductory moves which can be used to build a beginner course or incorporated and interspersed into intermediate courses.

  •  Basic instructor course covers over 110 moves
  •  A comprehensive business section and consultation with a business/financial planner specialist
  •  Business planning consultation for the duration of your certification
  •  Pole instructor/studio support for the duration of your certification
  •  Intermediate instructor course covers over 60 moves
  •  Strength building exercises for advanced classes
  •  Introduction to inverting
  •  Includes spotting techniques relevant to moves within the level
  •  Includes a minimum 4 hours assistant teaching in group classes
  •  Learn safe pole dancing practice and how to teach safely and effectively, while using proper body mechanics
  •  Learn points of contact and proper alignment for each move
  •  Learn common errors to watch for with each move
  •  How to advise your students on strength training and exercise relevant to beginner and intermediate levels
  •  Learn to speak multiple "pole languages" to best communicate with your students
  •  Learn which exercises are best for training at each level
  •  Learn to build proper warm up and cool down techniques for each level of class you teach
  •  Learn various teaching models to build your classes and how to set your courses to music
  •  Learn what is important to set up your business correctly including liability waivers, registration & insurance
  •  Exams may be completed at a later date or immediately upon completion of course .
  •  CEUs presented to AFAA certified instructors upon successful completion of exams.
  •  DVD of moves and study guides will be sent to you prior to attending the program for pre-study and practice
  •  Concludes with one written and three practical exams
  •  Certification Award from Empowerment Through Exotic Dance, Ltd will be issued upon successful completion
  •  Requires renewal every 2 years through proof of ongoing teaching experience
  •  Includes monthly free training classes at Empowerment Through Exotic Dance, Ltd for duration of your certification. 

Prerequisites:

    First Aid certification & CPR (no on line courses)

    Preferred certification as a  Group Fitness Exercise Instructor, AFAA , ACSM, ACE, ISSA, NCSF or NCSA

    One year of previous pole dance experience required.
    One year of pole instruction experience preferred.

**Results provided within 7-10 days of taking exams.

Renewal
*** 2 year renewal requires documentation of ongoing teaching experience or the option to re-take your practical exams.
 

Advanced Instructor:

Program Cost: $599
12-16 hour program (varies among candidates needs)

  •  Reviews the mechanics of over 50 moves including points of contact and preliminary moves
  •  How to safely progress your students to advanced training
  •  Anatomy and physiology relevant to the mechanics of advanced instruction
  •  Learn which muscles play a more significant role in various moves to assist your student in determining how to
  •  Strength train to improve their skills
  •  How to build your advanced program so that your students are successful
  •  Detailed stretching series for full body flexibility
  •  How to advise your students on strength training and exercise relevant to advanced levels
  •  Introduction to spinning pole work
  •  Includes review and practice of the teaching mechanics of various advanced level moves.
  •  Advanced spotting techniques specific to inversions
  •  Concludes with one written and one practical exam
  •  Practical exam includes teaching and demonstration of advanced level tricks as well as spotting
  •  Study guide will be sent to you prior to attending the program for pre-study and practice
  •  Certification Award from Empowerment Through Exotic Dance, Ltd will be issued upon successful completion
  •  Requires renewal every 2 years through proof of ongoing teaching experience

Prerequisites:

Renewal of CPR with first aid

Must have completed the Basic/Intermediate Level certification through ETEDance and renewal must be up to date.

Must be fluent in a large number of advanced moves among inverts, leg hangs, horizontal/upright poses, elbow/forearm grips, handsprings, etc. There is no set selection of advanced move which the candidate must be able to perform however you must have a large repertoire of moves within your own background beyond the basic invert, leg hangs, and layback.

**Results provided within 7-10 days of taking exams.

Renewal
***2 year renewal requires documentation of ongoing teaching experience or the option to re-take your practical exams in addition to
continuing education through approved pole dance sources.

To book your Pole Dance Instructor Training just mail ETDance.