How do I become “Acrobatique Certified”?

The Acrobatique AcroDance Teacher’s Certification Program contains three Divisions, with three levels per Division: Junior 1,2,3 / Intermediate 1,2,3 / Advanced 1,2,3
Each Division is the equivalent of three years of student work: i.e: it will take your students approximately three years to complete Junior 1, Junior 2 and Junior 3 (inclusive). Teachers certify in the Junior division first, and may continue on to certify in the Intermediate and Advanced divisions once they are comfortable with the Junior syllabus work. Most teachers wait one or two years in between certification levels. We encourage teachers to take their time completing certification, in order to get the most out of the education/certification process.
In order to achieve certification in each division, teachers participate in the Certification Course, where they work with expert Master Instructors to learn the course curriculum and how to teach and spot AcroDance properly. Following the course, instructors are expected to practice teaching the Acrobatique syllabus material with a class at their home studio, while completing their Home Study component to certification (included with tuition fees).
The Home Study includes 4 components: a minimum of 75 practical teaching hours, a short video submission, a practical workbook, and monthly lesson plans.  all of which must be completed and submitted to the Acrobatique office in order to achieve certification in each division. Teachers may take as long as is necessary to finish their certification; most teachers take approximately one to two years to complete each division. Mentorship is available throughout the entire process via email, telephone or Skype.
The Acrobatique Certification Program is a competency based, hands-on program, where teachers are expected and encouraged to actively participate in their education. Teachers are not expected to do Acrobatic tricks at Workshops. However, teachers who would like to try Acrobatic tricks within the “Safe Zone” of the Certification Course are welcome to.

JUNIOR 1,2,3 DIVISION

Included With Your Tuition:

  • Two-day Course, which covers three+ years of student work: Junior 1, Junior 2 and Junior 3 (for ages 7 years old and up), and the Pre-Junior Syllabi (for age 6).
  • FREE Junior Master Manual Syllabus Book!
  • Home Study materials; including the Junior Practical Workbook, Lesson Plan templates for the classroom, practical hours log book, and video submission instructions.
  • Access to the Colleague Mentorship Program: have the opportunity to be partnered up with a certified Acrobatique Instructor for extra support and mentorship as you are learning the Junior Syllabus.
  • Complimentary Acrobatique gift and writing supplies.
  • Ongoing Personal Mentorship with Acrobatique Master Instructors throughout the home study, via email, Skype, or phone call.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to create (get started) a comprehensive AcroDance Program in your Studio.
  • How to effectively break down and teach items such as: headstands, handstands, cartwheels (square and open), front/back walkovers, one-arm cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, roll-over-bridges, and several different partnering tricks.
  • How to build a very strong foundation of technique, strength and flexibility to ensure your students’ long term success in AcroDance.
  • The Junior 1,2,3 Syllabus work, with bonus Pre-Junior (6 years old) material. *Note – all students 7 years old and up start at the Junior 1 level.
  • How to Teach and Spot all Junior and Pre-Junior tricks properly with an emphasis on injury prevention.
  • The SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS; attaining Acro tricks more quickly, and vastly increasing your students’ safety using our Master Technique SET Strength/Flexibility Program.
  • How to create beautiful AcroDance lyrical lines to complement your choreography in all genres of dance.
  • The THREE key differences between AcroDance and Gymnastics.
  • When and how, to start blending Acrobatic tricks seamlessly into dance steps and choreography.
  • How to design efficient lesson plans, and how to maintain quality controlin your AcroDance classroom.
  • How to manage several different skill levels within one AcroDance class.

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INTERMEDIATE 1,2,3 DIVISION

Included With Your Tuition:

  • Two-day Course, which covers three+ years of student work: Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2 and Intermediate 3, with a strong refresher of the Junior 3 syllabus work.
  • FREE Intermediate Master Manual Syllabus Book!
  • Home Study materials; including the Intermediate Practical Workbook, Lesson Plan templates for the classroom, practical hours log book, and video submission instructions.
  • Access to the Colleague Mentorship Program: have the opportunity to be partnered up with a certified Acrobatique Instructor for extra support and mentorship as you are learning the Intermediate Syllabus.
  • Complimentary Acrobatique gift and writing supplies.
  • Ongoing Personal Mentorship with Acrobatique Master Instructors throughout the home study, via email, Skype, or phone call.

What You Will Learn:

  • New and trending AcroDance tricks, techniques, and variations.
  • How to turn your Junior level tricks into more exciting Intermediate items such as: back chest rolls, back handsprings, side aerials, rolling back tinsicas, illusions, partner “O”, partner overhead russian, and round-off back handsprings.
  • The Intermediate 1,2,3 Syllabus work, with the corresponding three Intermediate Master Technique Set Strength and Flexibility Warm-ups.
  • The TWO MAJOR ADVANTAGES to seriously increasing your Intermediate students’ fitness levels, and how to implement them quickly into your classes.
  • How to Take the intimidation factor out of spotting Intermediate level tricks, and how to safely spot students that may be bigger than you are.
  • Secret Tricks of the Trade; for Intermediate teachers, only taught in certification courses to certifying teachers.
  • How to incorporate more left/right body strengthening work (injury prevention), and the importance of a STRONG HUB.
  • How to introduce your Acrobats to TUMBLING LINES, and taking the guess work out of simplifying them.
  • How interesting PROP WORK can be for your students, with fun and exciting suggestions to get you started.
  • What TRICK STACKING is, and how to create your own impressive variations.

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ADVANCED 1,2,3 DIVISION

Included With Your Tuition:

  • Two-day Course, which covers three+ years of student work: Advanced 1, Advanced 2 and Advanced 3, with the addition of the specialized Senior Male Acrobat curriculum.
  • FREE Advanced Master Manual Syllabus Book!
  • Home Study materials; including the Advanced Practical Workbook, Lesson Plan templates for the classroom, practical hours log book, and video submission instructions.
  • Access to the Colleague Mentorship Program: have the opportunity to be partnered up with a certified Acrobatique Instructor for extra support and mentorship as you are learning the Advanced Syllabus.
  • Ongoing Personal Mentorship with Acrobatique Master Instructors throughout the home study, via email, Skype, or phone call.
  • Complimentary Acrobatique gift and writing supplies.

What You Will Learn:

  • The reason why the Acrobatique syllabus, methodology, trick sequencing, drills and exercises have been taught to you the way they have been, throughout your journey with the Acrobatique Syllabus. You will see how everything really starts to make sense, and falls into place as you enter into the Advanced work.
  • How the trick technique you have been taught already easily transitions into the Advanced work i.e: side aerial technique is the SAME as front aerial technique. Two tricks for the price of one!
  • How to take your students from a transitional Intermediate level, into industry standard PROFESSIONAL LEVEL ACROBATS.
  • The Advanced 1,2,3 Syllabus work, with a bonus section on the ADVANCED MALE ACROBAT; includes masculine trick ideas, and how to spot Senior boys and men.
  • How to break down spotting technique for the most Advanced Acrobatic tricks– you will be surprised at how EASY this is!
  • The three Advanced Master Technique Set Strength and Flexibility Warm-Ups, designed to ensure long term athletic injury prevention, and to attain the most difficult advanced level tricks, such as: aerial from a leg grab, front aerials, standing back tucks, round-off back layouts, back twist-over handsprings, aerial to back-layout connected, partner pitch backs, and partner side aerials.
  • THE ONLY METHOD professional Instructors utilize to maintain their mature acrobats’ high level of strength, flexibility and tricks.
  • How to use VISUALIZATIONGUIDED MEDITATION, and structured yearly GOAL SETTING to increase your students’ MENTAL GAME – and learn how these techniques will greatly benefit you too!

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Teacher Certification Policies & Procedures

  • Registration deadline is 14 days prior to start of course; payment (in full) is due at time of registration.
  • Cancellation of registration more than 30 days prior to the start of the course will result in a full refund, less a $100 non-refundable deposit per teacher and per course cancelled.
  • In the case of cancellation of registration less than 30 days prior to the start of course, the applicant’s fee will be held in trust by Acrobatique for the period of one (1) calendar year, to be used as payment toward an alternative seminar within that year. There are no refunds for registration cancellations within 30 days of seminar without a doctors note.
  • Certification Course Welcome Package will be emailed to participants once full registration information and payment are received by Acrobatique Head Office; Welcome Package will include details regarding specific course information (location, schedule, FAQ’s, etc.).
  • All courses are subject to cancellation by Acrobatique AcroDance. In the case of a cancelled course, Acrobatique is not responsible for any personal fees incurred (such as flight or hotel expenses) or for fluctuations in exchange rates between the time of registration and the time of refund.
  • All individuals must register online in order to attend an event. Acrobatique does not accept payment at the door/walk-in registrations.
  • When advertising the credentials of your studio/teachers, please use the following designation(s):

“Registered Acrobatique AcroDance Instructor(s)” AND/OR “Acrobatique AcroDance Certification In Progress”

  • Acrobatique Logo: Member Studios and Certified Instructors are entitled to use the Acrobatique logo in any and all advertising for their studios/programs.