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TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

Using a combination of lecture, partner teaching and group teaching

OUR IMMERSIVE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • An over 100 hours of intensive, hand-on learning experience

  • A Master Class complete with suggested playlist and choreography

  • Basic choreography with variations and modifications

  • Emphasis on anatomy and physiology

  • Proper Alignment principles

  • Basic teaching and speaking skills for stronger, more effective classes

  • Hands on Adjustments

  • Pre and Post natal modifications

  • Common injuries and modifications

  • Comprehensive suggestions to teach to all skill levels

  • The importance of music and beat matching

  • Overview of props to enhance your class

Barre by Bella Barre instructor training has been approved by AFAA and NASM as a continuing education provider. 

 

OUR CERTIFICATION

This teacher training is great for fitness instructors looking to add new ideas and inspiration to their current classes, students who want to deepen their understanding and practice of barre, and anyone who is interested in learning how to teach, create, and effectively lead fun and upbeat barre classes that leave students wanting more. Following our instructor training program, Bella Barre Instructor Certified status is provided to all of those who complete and pass the test out following the training weekend and suggested practice hours. The test out is submitted via video and must include the trainee teaching at least one student a full 60 minute Barre by Bella Barre class. There are no fees or continuing education requirements to maintain your certified status.

BARRE ISN’T JUST FOR DANCERS

Ideally you would have one year of barre, group exercise, yoga, Pilates or dance teaching experience, but we absolutely love training new teachers who are fitness enthusiasts with the motivation to succeed. Once Bella Barre certified, we highly recommend you become CPR certified and get liability insurance before you begin teaching.

THE IMPORTANCE OF ANATOMY

We are working with bodies. So it would make sense to talk about it, right?! That’s what will set you apart: your knowledge of your client’s bodily systems! That’s why we spend nearly an entire day talking just about the body- how it works, how to make your classes effective, and most importantly; how to keep your clients safe! Furthermore, we require that you pre-study from the anatomy book that we provide you before training even begins.

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR NEW ADVENTURE

Once you have registered for training, you will get the anatomy book. We require that you read this book prior to attending our program. If you can, take as many barre classes as possible. Whether online, in a different barre studio, or, ideally, at Bella Barre, any and all barre classes provide an opportunity to deepen your mind-body connection and your understanding of what makes barre one of the fastest growing segments in the fitness industry. Once you arrive at our studio, a comprehensive training manual will be provided on the first day. Please bring a pen, your anatomy book, a pair of grip socks, water, and snacks.

 

BECOME A BARRETENDER!

Once you have been through our certification course you can teach anywhere in the US and abroad with one exception:  If you live near our studio in Valencia, CA we require that you teach outside of a 10 mile radius of our facility, or receive our permission first, or best case scenario – become one of our amazing barretenders and teach classes. Teaching at Bella Barre does require a second module of level two and studio-specific training that is an additional 50 hours. If you are interested in being on Team Bella Barre, please inquire at hello@bella-barre.com.

 

TRAINING SCHEDULE

The training program is a comprehensive 100-hour program. We understand that life is busy, so we currently only offer weekend intensive workshops.

Teacher Training Intensive-

August 19-20th, 11am-6pm
August 26-27th, 11am-6pm
HOME STUDY September 2-3rd- no classroom hours
September 9-10th, 11am-6pm
September 16th, 11am-6pm

The total investment for the training is $1795. Register before May 15th and save $150!

Email us at hello@bella-barre.com for 2018 dates!

 

DON’T WANT TO TEACH, NO PROBLEM!

Absolutely! You just won’t need to take our teaching exam at the end of the training to receive a certificate. Should you change your mind and decide you’d like the formal certification, a test will be required.

 

ABOUT YOUR TRAINERS

Our founder, Laura Walker, has over 1500 classes under her belt, as well as certifications from three other nationally recognized barre training programs combined with over 500 hours of additional formal training. She is AFAA certified and is a certified teacher-trainer from the National Association of Sports Medicine.  She is joined by her Master Barre Teacher Trainer, Heather Riggen, 200RYT. Heather has been a Master Instructor at Bella Barre since 2014.

 

WANT MORE INFORMATION?

Email us! hello@bella-barre.com

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