Introductory Teacher Training Intensive

Thursday, September 29, 2022 from various times in the Versatile Arts  •  Cost: 600

Dates: Sept 29 – Oct 2, 2022

Cost:  $600 (you may pay a $100 deposit to hold your place)

The curriculum includes lectures on functional anatomy, injury prevention, and rigging basics as well as active practice in demoing, spotting, and assessing students. Practice classes with real beginner students are included in the schedule.

Our teacher training intensive is based on our established curriculum progressions and spotting protocols, and adds practical anatomy education and teacher assessment tools in order to better prepare instructors to work with the recreational adult population.    This workshop involves roughly 20 hours of classroom time over 4 days.

The below times may change somewhat after we set our Sept/Oct class schedule but the time commitment will be roughly:

  • Thurs, Sept 29:  12pm – 4:00 pm
  • Fri, Sept 30:  9 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sat, Oct 1  10 am – 2:30 pm
  • Sun, Oct  2: 12 pm – 4:30 pm

Topics include:

  • General anatomy overview
  • Common postural faults and how to address them
  • Basic injury prevention
  • Body mechanics in hanging, climbing, inverting, and balancing
  • How to run a warm up
  • How to demonstrate and clearly verbally instruct basic skills
  • How to spot and physically assist students in execution of basic skills
  • How to verbally cue students in basic skills
  • How to assess students skill level and when to introduce the next progression of the skill
  • Basic rigging and safety procedures

After completing the course, participants will be ready to return to existing teaching with a more thorough understanding of the principles of aerial instruction, or to begin assisting or apprenticing under a more experienced instructor.

Prerequisites:  at least 1 year of aerial experience including rope/tissu, and trapeze.