Instructor Training

Upcoming Instructor Training Courses

elevatED Pole Level 1 Teacher Training with Marlo Fisken

November 7th – 9th 2017

Is your class your students’ favourite part of the week? How can you be the best for your students?
In the elevatED Level 1 Pole teacher training, you will learn how to cultivate a rich classroom experience your students will enjoy and appreciate. 
You will learn how to apply training secrets from dance, gymnastics, and yoga to your beginner class with 90+ dance movements, strength techniques, floor skills, climbs, dismounts, spins, and basic inversions.
Additional topics of study include:
  • How to set up a studio for maximum success: design, equipment, and appearance
  • Legalities and liabilities: client releases, incident reports, insurance information, equipment directories, maintenance forms and more
  • What you do and say matters: your conduct as an instructor
  • Cueing through verbal, non-verbal, and kinesthetic commands
  • The anatomy and biomechanics of pole dance fitness
  • The art of alignment and opposition
  • How to use anchor points and points of contact
  • Creating a balanced class plan
  • How to build a warm-up
  • Classroom problem solving
  • The art of progression: how to gradually increase demands on the body for safe and optimal advancement
  • The role of pre-engagement in strength building and injury prevention
  • How to guide your students towards creative thinking
  • Understanding how limb and lever lengths affect the difficulty of pole moves
  • Working with overweight clients


Day one (1pm – 5pm): Get to know your group, receive your class materials, identify your goals for the weekend and learn how to create your ideal pole class. Your master trainer will lecture on subjects such as: equipment maintenance, creating an optimum classroom environment, body knowledge, alignment, muscle activation, and injury prevention.
Day two (9am – 5pm): Start the day with an elevatED warm-up. Your master trainer will continue lecturing on cueing, balancing a class, and progression. You will then participate in movement labs to refresh your verbal cueing skills. After, you will begin learning how to instruct body awareness, fluidity techniques, strength building techniques, climbs, and dismounts.
Day three (9am – 5pm): We begin day three with a master class. You master trainer will lead you through a sample level one pole dance fitness class so that you can experience the elevated format and philosophy in action. Continue learning classroom techniques such as spins, and basic on-and-off the pole inversions. Day three involves several movement labs. The first will help you further your verbal teaching skills as you learn to be specific, descriptive and imaginative. In the second, you will think creatively about creating unforgettable and transformative classroom experiences. 
At the end of the third day you take both a written and practical exam. Everyone receives a certificate of completion and a tank top. Scores are sent by email within a week after the training. 


The manual:  The level 1 manual is a 230-page designed book with 100s of colour photos.  The first 50 pages of the book are dedicated to explaining the elements of classroom excellence, studio design, sample liability forms, incident report forms, equipment maintenance logs, and more. 
Each of the 90+ techniques are explained in detail and accompanied by movement observation exercises, movement labs, teaching, cueing and alignment tips.
The manual serves as a workbook throughout the training and as a living resource  throughout your career to help you create the ideal curriculum and to get to know yourself as a teacher.
The BONUS Flash Drive: The custom elevatED flash drive has 10 close-up videos of each of the Level 1 techniques that has a physical spot. It will be your resource to refresh your spotting skills after the training.
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Liquid Motion 1.0 Certification

November 30th – December 3rd 2017

Have you ever wanted to be a Liquid Motion® Certified Instructor and teach your own Liquid Motion® classes? Join us as we launch the Liquid Motion® Certification Program to get the chance to teach your very own Liquid Motion® classes wherever and whenever you want. There is an Upcoming Certification near you November 30 – December 3, 2017 at Irish Pole Dance Academy (46 North Great Clarence Street, Dublin, 1 Ireland).

What is Liquid Motion®?
Liquid Motion® is a method and style of dance that primarily utilizes the floor. Its creator, Jeni Janover, has rewritten the way the industry teaches sensual floor work. Her approach provides students and teachers alike with hard and fast techniques. We don’t just “roll around on the floor.” The Liquid Motion® program will challenge your body physically and you mentally in ways traditional floor work never has. The end result is breathtaking, as it creates seamless and natural movement quality . What makes our program stand out is our success rate. The Liquid Motion® approach is designed by real people, for real people, which means you will be successful… We guarantee it.

What is the Liquid Motion® Class?
The Liquid Motion® Class is an open level class that utilizes conditioning, sensual movement, and dance theory, to provide the student with a total mind and body movement experience. In this 75-minute class, participants will learn the fundamentals of Liquid Motion® to build a foundation for floor work & wall work. The class is made up of body conditioning, lateral movement drills, intricate floor flows, exploration of sensual movement, and an understanding of total body awareness, or simply, Liquid Motion®.

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