You are ready to take your amazing acro program to the next level!
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.
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.
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 Studio Bundle 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: Studio Owners can only submit teachers that have completed their Junior Certification, or qualify for the Fast Track Method, in order to register for Advanced Teachers Certification. Contact the office if you are unsure if you are pre-qualified to register: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.