FAQs About Safire’s Hoop Dance Teacher Training
How long is the course?
The program is 12 weeks long, each week you’ll gain access to new content and information. Reading the text, watching the videos, running several workshops/classes to write your reflections and completing the tasks for certification.
What’s kind of information is provided in the training?
In this training I combine all my knowledge of teaching hoop dance to create a course program that will help you set up and facilitate you own personal hoop dance classes. I began teaching hoop dance while completing my Bachelor of Education at the University of Lethbridge as a way to develop my skills as a teacher. Over the past 10 years I have had the joy of teaching hooping to people of all ages, backgrounds, languages, and capabilities. This class will cover a range of topics, from how to write a lesson plan, structuring your course, engaging your students, picking out music, marketing your classes, developing your confidence, and more. See the full list of the lessons and tutorials included in this hoop teacher training.
Is there a deadline for completing the course?
It is your decision when you would like to certify and there is no time cap on the course. Meaning if someone enrols in the training and something in life comes up and they cannot apply for certification until the following year, then this is fine. There is no completion deadline, you work at your own pace. However, you are subject to receiving e-mails from me asking why you haven’t been handing in your assignment. 🙂
What kind of assignments will I need to complete?
There are 8 assignments to be completed in order to qualify for certification. These include several written responses to questions, submitting a demo of yourself hooping, as well as a video of yourself instructing a class. Once your assignment are completed you’ll get the chance to have a one-on-one Skype session with me(Safire) to discuss your videos and ask any additional questions you like!
Do I need to pay for certification or pay an annual licensing fee?
No, certification is absolutely free and comes with the training. As well, unlike some fitness programs, there is no annual licensing fee to use any of my course material.
Can I teach hoop dancing classes other than yours?
Yes, my teacher training covers a lot of specific content directed towards teaching in general. I have chosen to put an emphasis on skills involved with learning how to teach and grow as an individual instructor. I provide instruction on how to customize and alter my curriculum to suite your needs.