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The Premiere Comprehensive Program For Acro Dance Teachers

There has never been a better time than NOW to get certified and uplevel your teaching career. The Premiere Comprehensive Program For Acro Dance is your doctorate degree for teaching Acro Dance.

Are you ready to start dialing in your Acro classes and make real progress with your acrobats?

Imagine what it will feel like when you start becoming well-known for producing amazing acrobats.

Imagine what it will feel like to reach all of your trick goals, have a bank of tricks and variations your students can do with ease, and roll up to the studio energized and excited about what you can choreograph next to showcase your amazing work.

  • Maybe you start mapping out an Acro Dance routine that you know that everyone is going to LOVE. 
  • You get an email from your Studio Owner thanking you for your amazing work, and offering you a raise because you are bringing in so much business for the studio. 
  • You go out and grab a coffee on your way to the gym, and know that you have the freedom and time to have a life before class starts because your Acro classes are organized and easy.

Level Up Your Acro Dance Career On Your Own Time From The Comfort Of Your Home

ADTA Online Certification is the way to go if you want to master the art of Acro Dance while working with a group of students in your studio OVER TIME, and with a COACH, allowing you to gain confidence and mastery as you go.

Online Certification is also great if travel expenses and a busy schedule are preventing you from certifying in-person, or if the thought of learning 3+ years of student work in a weekend workshop overwhelms you.

Have the flexibility of watching and rewatching training tutorials on your own time and at your own pace, and have the benefit of having a team of ADTA faculty and online class community in your back pocket, as you learn Acro Dance throughout the year.

    Melissa Klassen
    Founder and President
    Acro Dance Teachers Association

    You’re Excited find out how to Finally master Acro Dance, but you have SO many questions.

    And with so many variables to figure out, including financial and time commitments, you may be feeling too confused and too overwhelmed to even start.

    This is just plain wrong, because no one should feel like they can’t offer Acro classes that run like a well-oiled-machine just because they’re not sure what to do or how to get started.

    Like you, we care about acro classes that are well-organized, safe, and get results.

    Don’t fall behind the industry or allow your students to go elsewhere to get their acro training.

    Do it right, and offer an acro program at your studio that works, by implementing our proven formula.

     

    Over 1000 teachers have successfully gone through the ADTA Program and are now world-class Acro teachers. Other results include …

    • More than 15,000 students worldwide are getting results from our program, and it is used at dance studios in 15 countries around the world.
    • Our systems have been perfected and refined over the past 10 years, and are a proven method to getting results with every student.
    • We have systems, syllabus and Teacher Training for all ages and abilities of Acro Dance: from Toddlers to Professional Acrobats. 

    • It is very much a replicable system that you can apply, as proven by our teachers.

    The Premiere Comprehensive Program For Acro Dance Teachers

    Are you ready to uplevel your Acro Dance career, and achieve results like this?

    This nine part online program is a unique system that will walk you through every step of how to teach and run an Acro Dance program, so that you never feel overwhelmed, lost or stuck.

    The Premiere Comprehensive Program For Acro Dance is how you’ll expand your knowledge, skill, and experience as a teacher, into a career that matters.

    You have a unique gift to share with knowledge to impart, to guide young dancers and make an impact in their lives.

    This program is extremely effective because you LEARN the system and syllabus WHILE you are implementing the program with your students in class.

    Learn from your ADTA faculty at home online, then implement what you’re learning inside your Acro classroom each week.

     

    You're Ready to take your acro dance teaching career to the next level.

    The only question is, which path will you take?

    What’s Included In The Premiere Comprehensive Program For Acro Dance?

    Absolutely everything you need to start and scale an Acro Dance program that gets great results, is fun for you and your students, prevents injuries, and makes sense in a studio that already has a great dance program and is ready to level-up.

    This program covers all ages and abilities of Acro Dance syllabus and teacher training and is a COMPLETE system of everything you will ever need for Acro Dance in the studio.

      $7000 worth of comprehensive programming!

      See What’s included:

      The KinderAcro Studio Program 

      Student Curriculum For Three Separate Divisions:

      • The Toddler Division: ages 18 months – 3 years old (15 min lessons: assisted)
      • The Preschooler Division: ages 3-5 years old (15 min lessons: non-assisted)
      • The Pre-Junior Division: ages 5-6 years old (45 or 60 min lessons: non-assisted)

        15-minute Add On’s For Your Current Combination Classes.

          Here’s What’s included:

          • Video Tutorials that explain how to teach and spot all items in the curriculum.
          • 26 detailed lesson plans (8 for Toddlers, 8 for Preschoolers, and 10 for Pre-Juniors) that teachers can print off and use directly in the studio.
          • Comprehensive KinderAcro Instructor’s Manual.
          • 32 cute, full-color illustrations to print off and use in the studio to clearly define your Toddler and Preschooler circuits.
          • Downloadable Student Certificates for your KinderAcro graduates (make students feel proud and help parents understand that their children are working through a set and proven system).
          • Made-for-you downloadable marketing materials to help promote your KinderAcro Program.

          The Junior Syllabus 

          The First Three Years of Curriculum For Students Ages 7 and Up

          Here’s What’s Included:

          • The Junior Studio System: an introductory training to get your Acro program set up properly before you begin classes: class structure, student to teacher ratio, equipment you need, preparing for beginner Acro.
          • The Junior Syllabus: (3+ years of student work) with detailed technique and spotting video tutorials.
          • The Junior Textbook: with written descriptions and corresponding full colour photos.
          • Monthly Classroom Lesson Plans: to print off and implement directly into your classes.
          • Monthly Teachers Training Modules: to explain the lesson plans in detail.
          • Junior Student Progress Charts: to track and celebrate your students’ milestones.

          The Intermediate Syllabus

          Three Years of Curriculum For Students That Have Completed The Junior Syllabus

          Here’s What’s Included:

          • The Intermediate Studio System: an in-depth training of Intermediate theory, student body types in Acro, introducing a competitive Acro team, and expanding your program with complimentary programming.
          • The Intermediate Syllabus: (3 years of student work) with detailed technique and spotting video tutorials.
          • The Intermediate Textbook: with written descriptions with corresponding full colour photos.
          • Monthly Classroom Lesson Plans: to print off and implement directly into your classes.
          • Monthly Teachers Training Modules: to explain the lesson plans in detail.
          • Intermediate Student Progress Charts: to track and celebrate your students’ milestones.

            The Advanced Syllabus

            Three Years of Curriculum For Students That Have Completed The Intermediate Syllabus

            Here’s What’s Included:

            • The Advanced Studio System: a deep dive into mental game strategies for high-level athletes, yearly “peak planning”, working with advanced senior male acrobats.
            • The Advanced Syllabus: (3 years of student work) with detailed technique and spotting video tutorials.
            • The Advanced Textbook: with written descriptions (including the Senior Male Acrobat) with corresponding full colour photos.
            • Monthly Classroom Lesson Plans: to print off and implement directly into your classes.
            • Monthly Teachers Training Modules: to explain the lesson plans in detail.
            • Advanced Student Progress Charts: to track and celebrate your students’ milestones.

              The Senior Male Acrobat

              A Specialized Skill Set For The Senior Male Acrobat

              Here’s What’s Included:

              • The Specialized Skill Set For The Senior Male Acrobat: video tutorials for teaching and spotting your senior boys.
              • The Senior Male Acrobat Textbook: inside the Advanced syllabus textbook, with written, detailed descriptions.
              • The Senior Male Student Progress Chart: inside the Advanced syllabus progress chart, to track and celebrate your senior boys’ milestones.
              • How To Teach Senior Male Acrobats: video training about the differences between young male and female acrobats, and how to develop the masculinity of your senior boys.

                How Does teachers certification work?

                There are three divisions of teacher’s certification: Junior, Intermediate and Advanced.

                Each division of teacher’s certification is a practical-based, online certification course.

                Certifying teachers must have an “implementation class” to practice with.

                Throughout the year, teachers submit video of themselves teaching and spotting each trick to the ADTA official evaluator.

                Timely feedback is given, and teachers can apply corrections, where needed, throughout the year. 

                Certification is granted once all video submissions are approved.

                When You Join The Certification Program

                You’ll get incredible support and community

                Live Group Coaching Calls

                The ADTA holds weekly coaching calls 12 months of the year, with breaks over holidays.

                We’ll answer your questions and give you help fast, and clarify anything that is holding you back.

                Individual Feedback For Every Trick

                Receive individualized feedback for every syllabus trick you submit for your certification.

                You’ll receive timely feedback so that you can rest assured knowing that you are teaching and spotting tricks properly.

                The Facebook group online class

                You’ll have access to everyone else in the program (including Melissa Klassen and the faculty) via a private group.

                Get feedback on your classes, network with new teacher friends, and get your questions answered quickly.

                BONUS: Pandemic-Proof Your Acro Dance Program

                $200 Value

                Unique times make for unique opportunities…

                Let’s face it, some people are going to make it out of 2020 very successfully, and unfortunately, there will be some studios that have to close down.

                And the people that have the right systems and protocols in place, will be the ones that THRIVE during this time, because they will be able to fill in the gap.

                Having a complete system in place for your Acro Dance program means that you will be aligned and ready, so that you can take on all of these new students, and seamlessly transition them from the Acro Dance they were getting, into your “ready to go program”.

                In this exclusive online training, you’ll learn how to start, sustain and maintain your Acro Dance program, so that your students and parents are happy, and YOU can still make meaningful progress in class … REGARDLESS of whether or not Covid has you teaching in-studio or online.

                TESTING DAY BONUS

                $1500 VALUE

                The secret to getting maximum results from your acrobats and keep them motivated every class, is the goal of an annual exam or testing day each year.

                In the ADTA Testing Day Bundle BONUS, we supply you with all of the information you need, to be able to successfully conduct your OWN annual Acro Testing Day.

                No more expensive examiners fees, travel costs, or saying no to students that haven’t perfected every trick come exam day …

                The ADTA Testing Day Bundle allows teachers to tailor the exam to their students’ individual skill levels – every student deserves to have the opportunity to participate in an annual Testing Day.

                This is the perfect way to motivate your acrobats each year AND bring in additional revenue for the teacher and studio – grab your free TESTING DAY BONUS when you join the Premiere Comprehensive Program For Acro Dance!

                BONUS: “The Aerials Done Right” Online COURSE

                Learn how to teach Aerials to your students with the “Aerials Done Right” E-course, so that you have the FORMULA for how to teach Aerials the right way.

                $800 Value

                You're Ready to take your acro dance teaching career to the next level.

                The only question is, which path will you take?

                Paid-In-Full Bonus:

                AcroLIVE Teacher’s 3-day Conference Video Bundle (digital download): $600 value

                This bundle includes all of the workshops from our most recent three-day conference and includes the following workshops:

                Day 1: ADTA Members’ Only Day— Spotting Clinic:

                • All About Walkovers and Tinsica’s: building out Walkovers and Tinsica’s, spotting and variations
                • Side Aerials and Front Aerials: Using the ADTA 4-step system, spotting, and variations
                • Building out Advanced Tumbling Lines: Round off’s, Back Handsprings, Back Tuck, Pike, Layouts.

                Day 2: Workshops:

                • Body-Prep Dance FoundationsPsycho-analysing Aerials and Back Handsprings
                • The Perfect Acro Program At Your Studio
                • What’s Safe and What Isn’t in Acro
                • Acro For Your Recreational Teens

                Day 3: MOVEMENT CLASSES:

                • Teachers’ Acro Warm-Up
                • Teachers’ Acro Dance Choreography Class
                • Working With Props
                • Trick Variations, Entries and Exits

                Get this ACRO-LIVE VIDEO Training bundle for FREE as a BONUS when you pay in full.

                You Can Do This Even If You Are Busy

                “I don’t have time”

                Learning from experienced Acro Dance Professionals is the best way to leverage your time. Yes, it takes time and effort to learn how to be a good Acro Dance teacher. But then you can leverage your education for years to come. It’s the highest return on investment thing you can do!

                “I never took Acro as a student”

                We take teaching you how to become an amazing Acro teacher VERY seriously. This program is absolutely appropriate for beginners. Not only that, we will continue to work with you as you progress through the levels. When you join the ADTA, we teach you EVERYTHING – from beginner through advanced. No experience is necessary when you join.

                “I don’t have the money”

                Investing in your education is investing in your career. When you become a certified Acro Dance Teacher, you are able to charge more, pick up more jobs, and expand your freelance work. Our members report being able to increase their annual income by 25% in the first year of becoming a certified Acro Dance teacher!

                So, how do you get started?

                That’s easy:

                Step #1:

                Sign up for the Premiere Comprehensive Program For Acro Dance, and put together your “Implementation Class”.

                Step #2:

                Evaluate which level(s) your students are at in the program, and start diving in to those sections of the ADTA System

                Step #3:

                Start getting massive results with your students, WHILE achieving your ADTA  certification!

                Ready to transform from the teacher with no acro system or qualifications, to a world-class acro teacher who gets amazing results?

                Join the Premiere Comprehensive Program For Acro Dance today!

                What makes our program different than anything else out there?

                I know you, and I see you – and I’m right there with you:
                 

                • You don’t have a lot of time, so we only give you the best strategies, and won’t waste your time with anything not essential. If it doesn’t maximize your results, it’s not in the program.
                • You don’t want to waste money, which is why we don’t nickel and dime you with a bunch of different courses, certifications and apps. With the Premiere Comprehensive Program For Acro Dance, you get EVERYTHING you need for one price with no additional fees/dues.
                • You don’t want to make costly technique mistakes that you’ll have to fix later. Every trick, drill and excercise in the program has been tested and proven over the past 10 years. This program works – period.
                • This is not a “learn Acro in a weekend” course; this is a hands-on, long-term coaching program, and is only for dance professionals who are serious about learning Acro properly and safely.

                Success stories from just a few of our teachers

                Allison San Martin-Feeney:

                Dance Teacher

                She Didn’t Want Her Students To Be Left Behind: How Miss Allison Got Educated, Got Certified, and Seriously Upleveled Her Dancers By Adding In Acro Dance.

                Laura Fleming:

                Ballet Teacher & Studio Owner

                With Time and Financial Commitments Involved – Miss Laura Needed To Make Sure That It Was Worth The Investment.

                 

                Alex Patrick:

                Experienced Acro Teacher & Freelancer

                With years of experience under her belt – Miss Alex is never done learning, and is always improving herself as an Acro Dance Teacher.

                Lindsay Boychuk:

                Dance Teacher & Studio Owner

                How Miss Lindsay Quadrupled Her Students With The Help Of Her ADTA Acro Dance Program.

                Jessica Maxwell: New Studio Owner & Teacher

                How Studio Owner Miss Jessica Became an Acro Teacher Even With Zero Experience.

                Luisa Corsaro:

                Studio Manager & Acro Teacher

                Starting Off Live and Switching To Online Certification – Miss Luisa’s Story.

                Veronica Glasner:

                Kindergarten Teacher and Acro Instructor

                The Perfect Studio Business Strategy – How Miss Veronica Was Recruited To Spearhead Her Owner’s New Acro Program!

                You're Ready to take your acro dance teaching career to the next level.

                The only question is, which path will you take?

                Frequently Asked Questions

                Is the Premiere Comprehensive Program For Acro Dance Teachers right for me?

                This program is right for you if you are ready to dig in, stay focused and learn Acro Dance properly.

                This is not a “learn Acro in a weekend” course; this is a hands-on, long-term coaching program, and is only for dance professionals who are serious about learning Acro properly and safely.

                If you are looking for a quick certification fix, this program isn’t for you. However, if you’re ready to put in the work and learn acro the right way, you will gain massive results with this program, and you’ll set yourself up for a very successful career as an Acro Professional.

                This program is life-changing and is for committed applicants only.

                What's the difference between the "Self-Study" and the "Coaching and Syllabus Certification"?

                The “Coaching and Syllabus Certification Syllabus” is a guided program that includes: official certification in the Junior, Intermediate and Advanced Divisions, weekly coaching with ADTA faculty, the online certifying teachers community, and a personal mentor. It is available with life-time access with no additional fees.

                The “Self-Study Syllabus” is a self-led version of the full program, and includes the syllabus, all teachers classroom materials, and teachers training modules. Note: it does not include coaching, certification, or access to the online certification group. The Self-Study Syllabus is available as a 24 month subscription.

                How Does Teachers Certification Work?

                There are three divisions of teacher’s certification: Junior, Intermediate and Advanced.

                Each division of teacher’s certification is a one-year, practical-based, online certification course.

                Certifying teachers must have an “implementation class” to learn how to teach and spot syllabus content.

                Certification starts at the Junior division, then progresses into Intermediate, and finally into the Advanced level. Teachers certify one level at a time, unless approved to certify via the Fast Track method (the ability to skip the Junior and/or Intermediate levels of certification).

                Teachers utilize the monthly classroom lesson plans and syllabus materials. They receive monthly teachers’ lessons, weekly coaching calls, and a personal mentor as they work through the certification course material.

                Throughout the year, teachers are required to submit video of themselves teaching and spotting each trick to the ADTA official evaluator. Timely feedback is given, and teachers can apply corrections, where needed, throughout the year.

                Junior certification is granted once all Junior trick videos have been submitted and marked. Teachers are then granted permission to certify in the Intermediate Division and then on to Advanced – all at their own pace, and in their own time.

                What If I Don't Complete All Levels Of Certification?

                It is not a requirement to complete all levels of certification.

                You have access to all of the content inside of the program and it is your choice if you would like to persue/complete official certification in all three levels – Junior, Intermediate and Advanced.

                What Is The Fast Track Program?

                The Fast Track Program is a way for experienced acro teachers to certify in more than one Division at a time.

                In order to qualify, you must have at least five years experience as a teacher of Acro Dance/acrobatics (or seven years experience if you want to Fast-Track all the way through to the Advanced level).

                You must also have students training at the level(s) you wish to certify in.

                To apply, email office@acrodanceteachersassociation.com with your resume (detailing your dance, Acro Dance, and acrobatics experience), and a reference letter(s) from your studio owner and/or studio clients.

                Your resume and reference letter(s) are due within one week of your registration.

                If I qualify to Fast Track, do I have to start at the Junior level?

                Fast Tracking Teachers do not have to start at the Junior or Intermediate level, although then may if they want to.

                Fast Tracking Teachers may start at the Intermediate and/or Advanced levels, but must include the following video submissions with their Intermediate and/or Advanced certification video submissions:

                Intermediate additional submissions required:

                • Junior Arc handstand
                • Junior Bridge Recover
                • Junior Open Cartwheel
                • Junior Front Walkover
                • Junior Back Walkover

                Advanced additional submissions required:

                • Junior Arc handstand
                • Junior Bridge Recover
                • Junior Open Cartwheel
                • Junior Front Walkover
                • Junior Back Walkover
                • Intermediate Aide Aerial
                • Intermediate Back Handspring

                *Note: Skills must be done using the ADTA technique method for approval.

                A detailed list of technique requirements will be presented to you inside each course.

                Can I certify in the KinderAcro and Pre-Junior Divisions?

                The KinderAcro and Pre-Junior divisions are the foundationary shapes and developmental work of Acro Dance.

                There is no official certification in these levels. The focus is on laying the groundwork of Acro for the youngest dancers at your studio, and to get them excited about signing up for your full Junior program down the line.

                Official certification starts at the Junior level.

                Do I have to pay annual fees? And what about revisions to the program and syllabus?

                Once a member, always a member! All members receive updates and revisions FREE of charge! 

                No annual fees/dues are required.

                Do you offer discounts for multiple teachers certifying from the same studio?

                Additional teachers may certify from the same studio at a 50% off discount. Please reach out to us in the office for your coupon code: office@acrodanceteachersassociation.com

                What if I pay for my teacher to get certified and she stops working for me?

                If you are a studio owner who is purchasing the program for your teacher, you want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of the program and her/his certification, and that the investment for your studio stays secure.   

                As an employer, you invest in your employee’s development and then at some point that employee will move on from your studio. So, working out a mutually beneficial arrangement is going to be best for both the teacher and owner.

                Your teacher may complete her/his certification while at your studio, but leave your studio at some point. While your teacher leaves with her/his certification, if you purchased the program, it is yours to keep. Be sure to change your the user name and password on your account if your teacher moves on.

                (**Note: Not every teacher certifies all the way through to Advanced – but, she/he has the option to because it is included in the program.)

                In this way, you can continue to run your ADTA Syllabus at your studio, but you may need to have your new teacher certified. 

                All additional teachers from the same studio receive a 50% off discount. Reach out to us in the office for your coupon code if/when you have additional teachers: office@acrodanceteachersassociation.com

                Here are some suggestions to come together on a mutually beneficial agreement before your sponsor your teacher to get certified:

                1.) Have your employee sign a contract that states the amount of time she/he is required to stay at your studio for, in exchange for  certification being sponsored. 

                2.) Or, work out an arrangement where you and your employee split the cost of the certification. Be sure to create a contract outlining the details.

                3.) Or, pay for your employee’s certification in exchange for her/him teaching the certification implementation class for free  to ensure an equal investment in the program.

                What's your refund policy?

                We have a 7 Day refund policy if you aren’t happy with your Premier Comprehensive Program For Acro Dance.

                Refund policy is null and void if any course materials have been downloaded.

                Please email us at office@acrodanceteachersassociation.com if you require a refund on your tuition fee.

                *Please note that fluctuations in exchange rates, and your bank’s currency exchange fees, are out of our control. We are not responsible for any discrepancy in purchase vs. refund amount.

                Is there a minimum age to certify?

                Yes, all teachers must be a minimum of age 17 at the time of registration. Teachers who register before they are 17 will not be granted ADTA certification.

                You’re Ready To Take Your Acro Dance Teaching Career To The Next Level.
                The Only Question Is, Which Path Will You Take?

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