Ready give your students the highest level of training there is to have a professional career?
You have students who are really excelling, and you need to be able to provide them with advanced-level skills. But, we understand it can feel like quite the leap to take your acro program all the way to the advanced level.
There's no reason that only a select few should get to have the knowledge and training to produce professional-level acrobats. All dedicated professionals (like yourself!) are more than capable of going all the way and learning everything there is to acro, REGARDLESS of whether or not you learned these tricks as a student.
Like, you, we know what Advanced Acro needs to be safe, easy to learn, and easy to implement.
What’s Included In The Advanced Studio Bundle?
Everything you need to have an Advanced program that gets great results, is fun for students and teachers, prevents injuries, and progresses on from the Intermediate level to professional acro dance.
This program is an Advanced - level studio system for students that have completed the Intermediate Syllabus. It includes the Advanced syllabus (3+ years of student work), the Senior Male Acrobat skill set, 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 Advanced bundle per studio is required.
One Advanced teachers certification spot is included with your Advanced Studio Bundle. Teacher's Certification is a one-year, online certification course. Certifying teachers must have an “implementation class” to learn how to teach and spot the Advanced Syllabus content. Teachers utilize the monthly classroom lesson plans and Advanced 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 Advanced certification is granted once all Advanced trick videos are submitted and marked.
A studio may submit more than one teacher to become certified, and only one Advanced 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: Sign up for the Advanced Studio Bundle to secure your Advanced certification spot.
Step #2: Ensure your teaching schedule for next year includes students that have completed the Intermediate-level work and are ready to implement the Advanced Curriculum.
Step #3: Implement the course content with your students and produce your own professional acrobats!
Ready to complete building your FULL acro system, and be able to produce professional-level acrobats? Let's do this!
*Pre-Requisite: Studio owners can only submit teachers that have completed both their Junior and Intermediate Certifications, or qualify for the Fast Track Method, in order to register for the advanced course. Contact the office if you are unsure if you are pre-qualified to register: email@example.com.
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.