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12 Week Program | taught by Sandra Safire

Course description


FAQs About Safire's Hoop Dance Teacher Training

How long is the course?
The program is 12 weeks long, and completed online, and information is provided through written text, PDFs, Video Tutorials, and more. After viewing all the content, submitting your assignments, and having your one-on-one Skype session with Safire, you'll have completed the course and become certified.

What's kind of information is provided in the training?
In this training I combine all my knowledge of teaching 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 courses, engaging your students, coming up with new activities and ideas to teach, picking out music, marketing your classes, developing your confidence, and more. *See the full list below.

Is there a deadline for completing the course?
The course content won't ever expire and you'll always have access to it through your online account. You have 12 weeks to complete your assignments but some have completed the course in less time. If after 12 weeks you have not completed assignments I will be in touch to confirm your interest in certification and having our final Skype session.

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, writing a unique lesson plan, submitting a demo of yourself hooping, and completing a final assessment form. Once your assignments are completed you'll get the chance to have a one-on-one Skype session with Safire to discuss your assignments 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 and unlike some fitness programs, there is no annual licensing fee to use any of my course material. It's yours to keep.

Do I have to teach the lessons exactly as they are?

Absolutely not. My teacher training is less about teaching only my methods and more about focusing you and growing your skills as a teaching. I have chosen to put an emphasis on developing yourself personally as a teacher so that you can grow as an individual instructor. In addition to offering sample lesson plans, you'll also learn how to create and develop your very own course material so you can create a class that suites your student needs and your personal teaching style.

Is there a payment plan option?

Yes. You can pay in one payment of $397, make two monthly payments of $199, or in three monthly payments of $135.




Sandra Safire
Sandra Safire
Hoop Dance Instructor

Meet your Instructor: Safire

Safire has been teaching hoop dance since 2006. Graduating from University with a degree in Education, Safire is well known for her teaching skills and her ability to break down even the most complex moves. She's won awards in hoop dance, has taught in 16 different countries around the world, and has been working as a full-time hoop dance performer and instructor for the past 10 years.


Testimonials

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“I have enrolled in every class! She is an amazing teacher; I've made so much progress since joining. Thanks Safire!” Susan

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“You will not find more comprehensive hoop dance instruction anywhere. Safire has a degree in education and that is evident in her instruction. No matter what type of learner you are, she will break it down for you in a way you can understand." Tara

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"You won’t be disappointed, even if it’s a class of moves you already know. If you are contemplating whether to enrol or not, definitely go for it! You will find new ways of looking at them & moving with them." Missina Lee

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"Safire explains things so well! I was struggling to refine many of the moves that I had learned from random free tutorials on youtube. I find the way that Safire explains things excellent and I have already corrected many of the little things I was doing wrong. I wish I'd signed up sooner as I know I would be farther in my hooping skills by now, rather than wasting time trying to figure out what to do, I would have been practicing the correct technique. Thank you so much - one very happy hooper!!!" Dawn Creevy


FAQs

How can I pay for a course?

We accept PayPal and Credit Cards. Pricing is in U.S. Dollars.

Can I stream the videos on my phone?

Yes! You'll be able to stream the videos online, anywhere, anytime.

Can I download the videos?

Yes! All videos are also available for download. They will work on both PC, Macs, as well iPhones, iPods, and iPads.

When does the course expire?

Never! You will always have access to your courses. Some of my students from 2008 are still hooping with me today and have enjoyed the benefits of newly updated videos in classes they bought almost a decade ago!

Course Curriculum

Week 1: Introduction and Welcome
09:04
Welcome to the Classroom!
Video: Welcome!
Join our Private Facebook Group!
Video: Finding your Teaching Style
Assignment: Why you want to teach hoop dancing?
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Week 1: Setting up Your Classes
Introduction to Being an Entrepreneur
Finding a Studio
Places to Teach
Things to Look for in a Studio
Tips for Teaching Outside
What Should I Charge for my Classes?
Ways to Collect Payment
Student Numbers: How many students to have in one class?
Resource: Class Punch Cards
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Week 2: The Business Side (Ewwwww... the boring stuff.)
09:34
Video: Naming your Company
Choosing a Company Identity
Accounting and Budgeting Tips
The Services Your Company Can Provide
Business Checklist
Assignment: Making a Game Plan
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Week 3: Marketing & Advertising
07:16
Video: Marketing Yourself
Marketing
Getting a Logo
Business Cards
Posters: Design Tips and Where to Post
Advertising Online
Building a Website
Ideas for Promotions
Performing as a way to Promote Classes
Mailing Lists and Gathering Contacts
News and Public Media Attention
Video: Sample Interview with Safire
Popular Interview Questions
Resource: Sample Press Release
Building Credentials and Accolades
Assignment: How will you promote your classes?
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Week 4: Learning How to Teach
02:37
Creating a Healthy and Welcoming Environment
Learning How to Teach
Learning Styles
Various Teaching Methods and How to Use Them
Stages of Trick Understanding: Trick Breakdown
Tools for Individual Troubleshooting
Reflective Journaling
Video: Lesson Reflections
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Week 4: How to Lesson Plan
How to Write a Lesson Plan
Lesson Plan Template
Creating a Unit or Class Series
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Week 5: Lesson Plans for Classes 1 - 12
Course Quick Reference Chart
Beginner Level 1: Classes 1-6
Teaching Beginner Level 2
Beginner Level 2: Classes 7-12
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Week 5: Video Tutorials of Tricks
244:33
Preparing to Teach
Waist Hooping
The Peacock
Passing Around
Revolving Door
Jumping to Waist
Hand and Arm Dancing
The Box Step
Turning
Toe Taps
The Helicopter
Above the Head
Front Lift
Front Down
Knee Hooping
Neck Hooping
Neck to Chest Hooping
Introduction to Chest Hooping
Chest Hooping: No Arms
The Shimmy
Chest Hooping: Arms In
Hover
Stepping out of the Hoop
Foot Pick Ups
Vertical Hand Hooping
Weaving the Hoop
Changing Planes
Back Lift
Back Down
Vortex Shoulder Drills
The Vortex
The Jump Through
Knee Chi Up
Chest Chi Up
Pixie Jump Through
J Motion Throw - Old School Video Tutorial
Walking the Dog - Old School Video Tutorial
Hand Cycles
Stirring the Pot - Old School Video Tutorial
The Corkscrew
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Week 5: Video Tutorials of Combo Moves
15:49
Combo 01
Combo 02
Combo 03
Combo 04
Combo 05
Combo 06
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Week 6: Class Activities and Exercises
Circles
Icebreakers and Group Activites
Warm Ups
Flow Challenges
Cool Downs
Assignment: What is a great class activity you have experienced and why?
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Week 7: Classroom Management
Types of Students you'll Experience
​Competition Reduction
What to do if you have an Overqualified Student
Adjusting to Your Students
Ideas for Instructing Mixed Skill Level Classes
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Week 8: Creating Workshops & Other Forms of Teaching
Creating your Own Course
Creating Themed Classes or Workshop Topics
Where to Offer Workshops
How much to Charge for Workshops
Hoop Jams
Drop-In Classes
Teaching Private Lessons
Team Teaching
Assignment: Create a Unique Lesson Plan
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Week 9: Making and Selling Hoops
32:20
Making Hoops for your Students
Types of Hoop you Can Make or Sell
Selling Hoops in Class
Tips for Selling Hoops
Custom Hoops vs. Pre-Made Hoops
Making Hoops - Part 1
Making Hoops - Part 2
Kinds of Hoop Tape - Part 1
Kinds of Hoop Tape - Part 2
How to Tape Hoops - Part 1
How to Tape Hoops - Part 2
Resource: Tape Display Sheet
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Week 10: Music & Tone of your Class
16:43
Setting Class Tone with your Voice
Energy Levels & Choice Words
Using a Microphone While Teaching
Setting Class Tone with Music & Setting
Class Music: Tips for selecting great tunes!
Resource: Audio Silence Track
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Week 11: Becoming a Leader & Building Confidence
03:50
Inspiring Others
Challenging Yourself
Building Student Confidence
Teaching students to Love the Process
Love the Process Video
Meditation and Hooping
Connecting with Other Teachers
Developing and Maintaining a Personal Practice
16 Steps to Jumpstart you Hoop Practice
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Week 12: Certification
00:59
Video: Closing
Assignment #1: Why do you want to teach hoop dancing?
Assignment #2: Making a Game Plan
Assignment #3: How will you promote your classes?
Assignment #4: What is a great class activity you have experienced? Why was it great?
Assignment #5: Create a Unique Lesson Plan
*Finale Assignment #6: Lesson Reflection
*Final Assignment #7: Hoop Demo
Book your 1hr. Personal Skype Session with Safire
Post Program Perks
Keep Learning
Stay Connected
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Reviews (2)

Megan Norris

by Megan Norris
This is one of the best website I have ever found on hoop dance teacher training! I'm so excited to start my career now. As this class as really paid off because I have been give a job offer at the YMCA! I have learned so much for Sandra "Safire" and I feel more prepared to go into the work field. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!

5 Stars - A great resource for Teachers

by Stephanie Scarborough Hoopers
This site is wonderful! It is loaded with information. You will not be disappointed with this course. Thank you so much Safire for taking the time and dedication to put all of this together.

Megan Norris

by Megan Norris
This is one of the best website I have ever found on hoop dance teacher training! I'm so excited to start my career now. As this class as really paid off because I have been give a job offer at the YMCA! I have learned so much for Sandra "Safire" and I feel more prepared to go into the work field. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!

5 Stars - A great resource for Teachers

by Stephanie Scarborough Hoopers
This site is wonderful! It is loaded with information. You will not be disappointed with this course. Thank you so much Safire for taking the time and dedication to put all of this together.