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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. 

 

 

 

Getting Aerial Dance Certified

 

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. 

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





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