Next training will begin April 2017.
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FAQs About Safire's Hoop Dance Teacher Training
How long is the course?
The program is 12 weeks long, and completed online, each week you'll gain access to new content and information provided through written text, PDFs, Video Tutorials, and more. After viewing all the content, passing all the 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?
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 later, 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 assignments. :)
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 assignments are completed you'll get the chance to have a one-on-one Skype session with 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 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 $395, make two monthly payments of $199, or in three monthly payments of $135.
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.
“I have enrolled in every class! She is an amazing teacher; I've made so much progress since joining. Thanks Safire!” Susan
“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
"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
"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 excellently 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
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!