THE JUNIOR Membership (January 2019)
Your Junior Studio Bundle + Teacher's Junior Certification
You KNOW you need a great Acro Program at your studio. Join the Junior Membership
But with so many variables to figure out, including financial and time commitments, you may be feeling too overwhelmed and under-qualified to even start. This is just plain wrong, because no one should feel like they can't offer acro classes just because they're not sure of 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 actually works, by implementing our proven formula.
- More than 10,000 students worldwide are getting results from our system.
- It is used at dance studios in 15 countries around the world.
- We are preferred partners and colleagues with several of the industry's most-trusted organizations: DSOA, IDEA, ADAPT, DSO, YPAD, TwinkleStar, DTW, and En Piste: the Circus Arts National Network.
What’s Included In The Junior Studio Bundle?
Everything you need to have an acro program that gets great results, is fun for students and teachers, prevents injuries, and makes sense in a studio that already has a great dance program and is ready to level-up.
This program is a Junior-level studio system for students ages 6 and up. It includes the Junior syllabus (3 years of student work), textbook, syllabus video tutorials, monthly lesson plans, student progress charts, achievement pins (pins ordered separately), and certification for one teacher. Additional teachers may certify from the same studio for an additional 'tuition only' fee. Only one Junior bundle per studio is required.
How Does Junior Teacher’s Certification Work?
One Junior teachers certification spot is included with your Junior Studio Bundle.
Teacher’s certification is a one-year, interactive online certification course.
Certifying teachers must have a beginner “implementation class” to learn how to teach and spot the Junior Syllabus content.
Teachers utilize the monthly classroom lesson plans and Junior Syllabus bundle materials. They receive monthly teachers’ lessons, 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.
Final Junior certification is granted once all Junior trick videos are submitted and marked. Teachers are then granted permission to certify in the Intermediate Division.
A studio may submit more than one teacher to become certified at an extra “certification only” charge per teacher, but only one Junior Studio Bundle is required.
The studio receives free updates whenever syllabus revisions take place. Studio’s are only required to pay the tuition fee for any additional teachers required.
So, how do you get started? That's easy:
Step #1: Put a beginner acro class on your schedule. (This will be your “Implementation Class.”)
Step #2: Register for the Junior Membership and start implementing our proven formula in your Implementation Class.
Step #3: Get massive results with your students, while achieving certification for you or your teacher!
Ready to transform from the studio with no acro system or qualified teachers, to the studio with the best acro program your area?
Melissa Klassen is an Acrobatic Dance specialist and Mentor. As Founder of the Acro Dance Teachers Association, and creator of the original Acrobatique AcroDance Syllabus, Melissa uses this platform to spread her message to Instructors of the importance of positive role modelling and mentorship for our youth. Melissa is a mentor, and Acro is her method.
For over 20 years, Melissa has built her career as an expert in AcroDance, safe spotting practices, injury prevention, gymnastics, adjudication, and positive mentorship. Melissa takes her role in molding and developing children very seriously, and it is the backbone to all of her work.
Melissa has extensive experience helping Studio Owners and Instructors put in place Acro Systems at their studios that are safe, appropriate and fun! Several of her own students have gone on to fulfil exciting professional careers, but what she is most proud of, is the impact she has been able to make on her students’ lives; as well-balanced and contributing members of society. Melissa is proud of her students’ accomplishments and of the positive impacts they are making in the world.