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With a strong foundation in hand, performers and choreographers can explore the limitless creative possibilities that are afforded when you add the unique element of artist suspension to physically creative endeavors. 

ABOUT THE SPECTACLE BLUE AERIAL DANCE TEACHER TRAINING 


Our syllabus and curriculum training is designed to build strong foundational training for students and teachers of aerial dance. With that foundation in hand performers and choreographers can explore the limitless creative possibilities that are afforded when you add the unique element of artist suspension to physically-creative endeavours.

FOR TEACHERS


We offer safe, progression based training programs for dance teachers who want to enhance their studio offerings and creative options by implementing an aerial dance program at their studios. We offer Teacher Training in Trapeze,Hoop and Silks. These training programs are designed to give dance teachers the skills to safely teach aerial dance to there students and to incorporate aerial work to enhance their dance choreography.

 
FOR STUDENTS


Each apparatus contains 9 Grades. Students of certified studios can learn the art of Aerial Dance in a progressive manner with a focus on technique and form. Strength and flexibility, as well as Aerial Dance Elements, are trained to create well-rounded dancers who can then enjoy the exploration and creative options that adding Aerial Dance to dance creations. Exams are available for each Grade in each apparatus.

Why run an Aerial Dance Program at your studio?

 - it’s an excellent source of new revenue

 - it’s a marketable program to students who may not be dancers but are interested in Acrobatics of all kinds, bringing them in your studio doors

 - the cross-training increases strength in your dancers for all their other disciplines

 - it will set you apart from your competitors

 - as your dancers leave the comforts of the studio they grew up in, Aerial will be another skill they have for their dance resume.  Cirque, Cruise Ships, Disney, and more are looking for well rounded strong dancers and Aerial is a skill they are looking for!

 - your dancers will LOVE it. 

 

 

 

Get Aerial Dance Certified - Now there are 2 ways!

 

IN PERSON

This is a 2-day course at our studio in Okotoks.

There is a maximum of 6 teachers in each course.

Teachers must bring their own students to work with. We recommend having  2 students who trade-off as students get fatigued with the volume of work. 

2 weeks prior to the course date you will receive a link to the on-line "Intro to Rigging" module of our course. It is required that you view this module prior to arrival at the course. 

COVID REGULATIONS - Each student/teacher pairing will be working in their own training station. Masks are required to enter and exit the studio. Teachers and their student's parents must come to a mutual agreement about masks during training. 

LIVE ON-LINE

This is a 4-day course using ZOOM technology.

There is a maximum of 4 teachers in each course.

Teachers must have students to work with. We recommend having  2 students who trade-off as students get fatigued with the volume of work. 

Upon registration, teachers will receive the De-Mystifying Aerial Rigging worksheet. We recommend having this a minimum of 6 weeks before the course date to have the time required to ensure your building will be safe for dancer suspension. 

5 weeks before the course you will receive a Basic Aerial Gear Order List. This will help you purchase the correct equipment so you are ready for the Day #1 Rigging Module. 

2 weeks prior to the course date you will receive a link to the on-line "Intro to Rigging" module of our course. It is required that you view this module prior to arrival at the course. The first day of this course is a rigging workshop and review of the material in the Intro to Rigging module. Then you will be required to rig in your space and have a one-on-one rigging check with our Spectacle Blue team. Don't worry, we will be here with you every step of the way. Safety is our first priority. 

THE SYLLABUS AND TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

 

With the arts of Aerial Circus and Aerial Dance growing rapidly, we at Spectacle Blue feel that student safety and coach education are more important than ever! With this in mind, and more than a decade of research and development, the SBAD Syllabus was launched in 2014. This work was created to give all teachers wishing to add the exciting element of artist suspension to their work, the ability to ensure student and artist safety while delving into this amazing stream of work. All the Spectacle Blue coaching staff are required to take teacher training. Responsible coaching is the number 1 priority at Spectacle Blue.

 

PRICING:

Fee info: 

$900 + GST

TTL1 includes a 60 day trial of the On-line manual

TTL2 includes a 60-minute one-on-one live virtual session with Spectacle Blue

TTL3 includes a 60-minute one-on-one live virtual session with Spectacle Blue 

Teacher Training Program Details

Teacher Training Level 1 - IN PERSON


Teacher Training Level 1 Day #1: 8:00am-4:00pm - rigging fundamentals - learning styles - anatomy - spotting fundamentals - strength, flexibility and aerial elements for Grades 1-3 Trapeze Day #2 8:00am-6:00pm - strength, flexibility and aerial elements for Grades 1-3 for Hoop & Trapeze - written exam, spotting and rigging exam FEE: $900 plus GST Includes a 60 day trial of our On-line Manual




Teacher Training Level 2 - IN PERSON


Day #1: 8:00am-4:30pm - rigging review - spotting styles review - questions about TTL1 material - strength Grades 4-6 for all apparatus - flexibility Grades 4-6 for all apparatus - Trapeze elements Grades 4-6 - Trapeze Partner work Day #2 8:00am - 6:00pm - Hoop elements Grades 4-6 - Hoop Partner work - Silks Elements Grades 4-6 - practical rigging exam - practical spotting exam on all 3 apparatus FEE: $900 plus GST Includes a 1 hour one-on-one live on-line




Teacher Training Level 3 - IN PERSON


Day #1: 8:00am-4:00pm - rigging review - spotting styles review - questions about TTL2 material - strength Grades 7-9 for all apparatus - flexibility Grades 7-9 for all apparatus - Trapeze elements Grades 7-9 - Hoop elements Grades 7-8 Day #2 8:00am - 6:00pm - Silks Elements Grades 7-8 - Grade 9 Elements - variations on all apparatus - Grade 9 - aerial dance choreography - practical rigging exam - practical spotting exam on all 3 apparatus FEE: $900 plus GST Includes a 1 hour one-on-one live on-line




Teacher Training Level 1 - ON LINE


6 Weeks before the course. Review the Demystifying Aerial Dance Rigging and ensure your space is suitable and ready for dancer suspension. Contact us if you require a referral to a rigger to help make your space ready. 5 Weeks before the course. You wil recieve a basic aerial rigging equipment list so you can purchase your equipment and be ready for Day 1 practical rigging. 2 Weeks before the course. You will receive the Intro to Aerial Dance Rigging module. This must be completed by the start date of your course. Day #1 11am-1pm Live on-line - rigging module - anatomy - spotting fundamentals 1:00-3:00 Rigging in your own space - we are ready for your one-on-one rigging assistance during the entire 2 hours! Day #2 Live on-line 11:00-3:00 - strength, flexibility and aerial elements for Grades 1-3 for Trapeze - on-line manual Day #3 Live on-line 11:00-3:00 - strength, flexibility and aerial elements for Grades 1-3 for Silks Day #4 Live on-line 11:00-2:00 - strength, flexibility and aerial elements for Grades 1-3 for Hoop 2:00-4:00 - Practical and Written one-on-one exams for rigging an spotting FEE: $900 plus GST Includes a 90 day trial of the On-line Manual




Teacher Training Level 2 - ON LINE


Day #1 11am-3pm Live on-line - rigging review - spotting styles review - questions about TTL1 material - strength Grades 4-6 for all apparatus - flexibility Grades 4-6 for all apparatus Day #2 Live on-line 11:00-3:00 - Aerial Elements for Grades 4-6 for Trapeze - Trapeze Partner work Day #3 Live on-line 11:00-3:00 - Aerial elements for Grades 4-6 for Silks Day #4 Live on-line 11:00-2:00 - Hoop elements Grades 4-6 - Hoop Partner work 2:00-4:00 - Practical and Written one-on-one exams for rigging and spotting FEE: $900 plus GST Includes a 1 hour one-on-one live on-line





Summer 2021 Courses

July 5-8, 2021 - Teacher Training Level One ONLINE

July 17-18, 2021 - Teacher Training Level One IN PERSON

July 24-25, 2021 - Teacher Training Level Two IN PERSON

July 26-29, 2021 - Teacher Training Level Two ONLINE

August 14-14, 2021 - Teacher Training Level One IN PERSON

August 21-22, 2021 - Teacher Training Level Two IN PERSON

August 23 - 26, 2021 - Teacher Training Level One ONLINE

ON-LINE VIDEO MANUAL


The benefits of the On-Line membership:

  •  updates are immediate

  •  The videos are beneficial for helping you get the most out of your course. If you have forgotten some details from the course about an element ….that is available to you in live-action.

 

Once you take a course you can become a member of the SBAD Certified Teacher’s Team and receive a code that will give you access to the material from the course you have taken.

 

Also available on-line will be supplemental work such as

  • doubles

  • higher ceilings

  • drills


Once you take a second course your Membership fee does not go up, but you will receive access to the additional course material you have taken.

 

  • If you let your membership expire and don’t renew then your access to the On-Line Manual will terminate and you will need to contact the Spectacle Blue office to get a new access code that will be viable once you have renewed your membership.

  • You cannot download the videos to your desktop or device

  • Your code is only good for log-in on 1 device

 

 

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Contact

Unit #9, 1 Fisher Crescent, Okotoks, AB T1S 1B6

Tel: 403 601 3474

info@spectacleblue.ca

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