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The ADVANCED BUNDLE

Your Advanced Studio System + Teacher's Advanced Certification

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.

  • Our Advanced work and teachers certification course has produced professional teachers around the world.
  • Many students who train with our Advanced system continue on to have professional careers in the industry.
  • Teachers who have gone through our Advanced Program are well-known for producing high-level, injury-free acrobats.

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.

Teacher’s Certification

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: office@acrodanceteachersassociation.com.


 

Your Instructor


Melissa Klassen
Melissa Klassen

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.


Frequently Asked Questions


Tell me more about online certification
This Online Certification is for you if you've already completed your JUNIOR and INTERMEDIATE Certifications, either Online or In-Person. Note: you must have students who have completed the Intermediate Syllabus and are ready to tackle the Advanced work.
How long is the Advanced course, and how does it work?
The Advanced Certification Course is a 1 year "learn how to teach Advanced Acro" coaching program. Month 1 is your preparation month; months 2-11, you will implement course work with your "implementation class" at your studio, with the coaching of ADTA Founder Melissa Klassen, and month 12 is wrap up month. Each month, you'll receive a Teacher Lesson, "how-to" trick tutorials, and a Classroom Plan as you learn exactly how to teach and spot all skills in the Division. As you learn, you will get all your questions answered during monthly Live Coaching Calls. In order to complete official certification, you will submit videos of you teaching and spotting each trick in the Advanced Division, and will receive feedback for each submission. You will learn the Division in one year, and then can take as long as you need to complete your video submissions to receive certification.
What if I haven't taken the Junior or Intermediate courses yet, but am experienced and think I can handle the Advanced work?
In this case, we encourage you apply to our Fast-Track Program! In order to qualify, you must have seven or more years experience as a teacher of Acro Dance, and you must have students training at the Advanced level. 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.
What's your refund policy?
We have a 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee if you aren't happy with your Online Certification experience. Please email us at office@acrodanceteachersassociation.com if you are not completely satisfied and would like 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; the ADTA is not responsible for any discrepancy in purchase vs. refund amount.
What happens when there are syllabus updates/revisions?
Once a member, always a member! All Advanced bundle holders receive updates and revisions FREE of charge!
Is there a minimum age to take the course?
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.
Can I take my Advanced course before I have completed my Intermediate course?
No, teachers must have their Junior and Intermediate certification completed before they are eligible to register for the Advanced course, unless they have qualified for the Fast Track Method.
I'm a studio owner and I'd like two or more of my teachers to get certified. Can I certify more than my one included teacher?
Yes! If you have more than one teacher to certify, only the tuition fee is required. Please contact the office to register additional teachers.
What If I already Own the Advanced Syllabus Bundle but I haven't certified yet?
No problem. As a current Advanced Syllabus Bundle owner, you will only need to register for the Junior course and pay the Junior tuition fee. Please contact us in the office to register for "tuition only": office@acrodanceteachersassociation.com
What if I did my Intermediate certification at a past live event?
All live certifying teachers will now be grandfathered in to the new online certification-coaching program, and, as a founding member, we will honour the live Intermediate certification tuition rate. Please contact us in the office for a coupon code to register for the online Advanced course.
What if I already certified at a past live course, and I want to refresh?
All past, live certifying teachers are invited to refresh their certification with the Advanced online class. The refresher rate is a one-time fee of $99 USD, which gets you life time access to the Advanced bundle, teachers course content, and free updates and revisions. Please contact us in the office to get a refresher rate coupon code.
What if my students are ready for the Advanced work but my teacher has not completed her Intermediate Certification?
Anyone may purchase the Advanced Studio Bundle, but can not submit for Advanced teacher certification until Intermediate certification is complete. We will hold your included teacher certification spot until you are ready to submit for the Advanced certification class.
How do I submit for Advanced Certification
Once you own the Advanced Syllabus Bundle, you must email us in the office to inform us of the name of the Advanced certifying teacher.

Enrolment is now closed, and we have now shifted our focus on to teaching. To be placed on the waitlist for our next registration intake, please email: office@acrodanceteachersassociation.com