THE INTERMEDIATE Membership (January 2019)

Your Intermediate Studio Bundle + Teacher's Intermediate Certification!

You are ready to take your amazing acro program to the next level! Join the Intermediate Membership.

You know you need higher-level acro material for your students, you want to keep the momentum going, and don't want to risk losing students who may feel like their progression will slow down.

Like you, we understand that going from Junior to Intermediate-level acro can feel nerve-wracking, especially when tumbling skills enter into the mix! But we believe that NO ONE should let intimidation stop them: teaching and spotting Intermediate acro is more than achievable, and you are ready for this.

  • Our proven system has created professional acrobats around the globe.
  • Over 1,000 teachers have successfully made the jump from Junior to Intermediate-level acro with our program.
  • Students worldwide are perfecting their aerials and back handsprings with ADTA's Intermediate acro formulas.

What’s Included In The Intermediate Studio Bundle?

Everything you need to have an Intermediate program that gets great results, is fun for students and teachers, prevents injuries, and progresses on from the Junior program that you've already built at your studio.

This program is an Intermediate - level studio system for students that have completed the Junior Syllabus. It includes the Intermediate 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 Intermediate bundle per studio is required.

How Does Intermediate Teacher’s Certification Work?

One Intermediate teachers certification spot is included with your Intermediate 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 Intermediate Syllabus content. Teachers utilize the monthly classroom lesson plans and Intermediate 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 Intermediate certification is granted once all Intermediate trick videos are submitted and marked. Teachers are then granted permission to certify in the Advanced Division.

A studio may submit more than one teacher to become certified, and only one Intermediate 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 Intermediate Membership to secure your Intermediate certification spot.

Step #2: Add an Intermediate-level class to your teaching schedule for next year.

Step #3: Implement the course content with your students and master Intermediate acro!

Ready to go from having a Junior-level program, to becoming everyone’s Intermediate studio of choice?

*Pre-Requisite: Although anyone may purchase the Intermediate membership, You may only submit for Intermediate certification if you have completed your Junior Certification, or if you qualify for the Fast Track Method. 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 taken the JUNIOR Course, either Online or In-Person. Note: you must have students who have completed the Junior Syllabus and are ready to tackle the Intermediate work.
How long is the Intermediate course, and how does it work?
The Intermediate Certification Course is an 12-month “learn how to teach Intermediate Acro” coaching program. Month 1 is 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. 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 Intermediate 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.
I'd like to start both the Junior and Intermediate Online Certification Courses at the same time.
In this case, we encourage you apply to our Fast-Track Program! In order to qualify, you must have five or more years experience as a teacher of Acro Dance, and you must have students training at the Intermediate 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 Intermediate 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 the Intermediate course before I complete my Junior Certification?
No, teachers must have their Junior certification completed before they are eligible to register for the Intermediate course, unless they qualify for the Fast Track Method. Likewise, Intermediate certification is the pre-requisite to register for the Advanced course.
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 Intermediate Syllabus Bundle but I haven't certified yet?
No problem. As a current Intermediate Syllabus Bundle owner, you will only need to register for the Intermediate course and pay the Intermediate tuition fee. Please contact us in the office to register for "tuition only": office@acrodanceteachersassociation.com
What if I did my Junior 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 Junior certification tuition rate. Please contact us in the office for a coupon code to register for the online Intermediate 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 Intermediate online class. The refresher rate is a one-time fee of $99 USD, which gets you life time access to the Intermediate 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 Intermediate work but my teacher has not completed her Junior Certification?
Anyone may purchase the Intermediate Studio Bundle, but can not submit for Intermediate teacher certification until Junior certification is complete. We will hold your included teacher certification spot until you are ready to submit for the Intermediate certification class.
How do I submit for Intermediate Certification
Once you own the Intermediate Syllabus Bundle, you must email us in the office to inform us of the name of the Intermediate certifying teacher.

Registration opens on June 17th and closes on July 30th. To be placed on the waitlist for our next registration intake, please email: office@acrodanceteachersassociation.com