Become aBarre&BabyTeacher

"The course has been so much more than ballet for pregnant and new mothers."

Miranda Burton – Owner of Bristol College of Dancing and Dance Inspirations

Barre&Baby Teacher Training has been created in response to a growing demand for pregnancy and babywearing ballet classes outside of London and the UK.

I have carefully designed the programme to offer in-depth, high quality training to those who are already dance teachers or have a minimum of five years’ dance experience. In addition to teaching the Barre&Baby™ method, the course covers essential information about pregnancy, the post-natal period and babywearing best practice.

Barre&Baby™ Teacher Training has been tested by dance, health and babywearing professionals, plus over 600 mamas and mamas-to-be that I’ve had the pleasure of supporting through their journey into motherhood.

The course itself features contributions from a sling expert, plus a detailed training manual for you to keep, to provide both the theoretical and practical training necessary to teach dance classes to pregnant women and new mothers.

Since the classes involve babies, if you are expecting or have a baby, you are of course welcome to bring her or him along! This is also the beauty of teaching these classes: sharing your passion for your work with your baby!

What we’re learning in our intimate Barre&Baby courses is how to create an honest space for mothers and women, where, by getting to know their body and learning to feel it and hear it, they can ultimately gain the confidence and trust to become the mothers they want to be. And we can achieve these with the power of dance and movement.If this is what you desire to offer on your teaching path, you’re in the right place!
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BARRE&BABY CURRICULUM

What you'll get

Pre Course Study

It will be sent as soon as you book the course, and will be followed by an online assessment before starting the course.

5 Modules

You’ll be able to work at your own pace

8 Live Sessions

We’ll connect as a group 8 times during the course

Over 20 Pre Recorded Videos

Anatomy explanations, Physical exercises, Barre combinations, Guided relaxations

You’ll have unlimited access to these videos, which you’ll be able to revisit them as long as you want: they are yours for life!

One-to-One Session

1 hour private session with Elisa before final assessment

Teaching Assessments

You'll be assessed on your theory and your teaching, with real time feedback and mentoring support

Marketing support

Anatomy explanations, Physical exercises, Barre combinations, Guided relaxations

You’ll have unlimited access to these videos, which you’ll be able to revisit them as long as you want: they are yours for life!

Music Playlist and Ideas

1 hour private session with Elisa before final assessment

Supportive Group

You'll become part of a supportive and intimate group of Barre&Baby teachers, sharing resources, ideas, inspirations and support (Whats App and Facebook)

"The course helped me a lot and gave me confidence.

I'm glad I could meet a person like Elisa, I was honored. I'm happy to be part of the community."

Anna Vonka

BARRE&BABY TEACHER TRAINING

MODULE 1

Anatomy of an expectant woman

How the body of an expectant woman changes and how can we support these changes through dance, movement and posture

  • Anatomy and Alignment study
  • Postural changes during Pregnancy
  • Exercises to support these changes
  • Possible Pregnancy Ailments and how to support them
BARRE&BABY TEACHER TRAINING

MODULE 2

How to prepare a Barre&Baby™ Pregnancy class

  • Which exercises and movements are beneficial for a healthy pregnancy and birth
  • Guided breaths, meditation and relaxation scripts
  •  Multiple exercises combinations provided
Babywearing

MODULE 3

Babywearing and Postnatal Anatomy

Babywearing

  • History and benefits
  • How to safely and comfortably wear in class and outside in real life!
  • Exploration of the types of carriers available
  • Adjustments and tips to comfortably wear each carrier

Anatomy of Postnatal body

How the body of a new mum changes and how can we support these changes

    • Anatomy and Alignment study
    • Postural changes during the postnatal period
    • Exercises to support these changes
    • Possible Ailments and how to support them
Postnatal class

MODULE 4

How to prepare a Barre&Baby™ Postnatal class

  • Which exercises and movements are beneficial for a healthy post-birth recovery
  • Guided breaths, scripts
  • Multiple exercises combinations provided
Pregnancy Ballet class

MODULE 5

Words matter!

  • How to best relate to mums about their physical and emotional feelings
  • Getting a class started: Marketing to support your class’s launch and promotion

"There was a tremendous amount of information shared and also helpful tips and tricks which was most valuable. I’m very excited!"

Amanda Good

How To Apply

The course is open to ballet and dance teachers, dancers, and students who have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of ballet or contemporary dance.

To apply, please email Elisa to register your interest and receive the application form.

Before the course

Once you’ve submitted your application form, you’ll be invited for an online informal interview and assessment.

During the course

  • You are expected to attend and participate in all classes
  • You will be assessed on your ability to teach a class, including your ability to suggest modifications and additional support as sometimes needed by pregnant or postnatal women.
  • You’ll be asked to attend 3 of Elisa’s Barre&Baby™ online classes

Barre&Baby™ certification

Trainees who attend the whole course and successfully pass every assessment will receive the Barre&Baby™ Teacher certificate. This means you are a qualified Barre&Baby™ teacher and are accredited to teach the Barre&Baby™ method, either as an individual or in a pre-existing dance school.
To stay accredited, you must pass a fresh assessment every year. This assessment is tailored to the individual teacher and will be done remotely.

Course dates

2020 Barre&Baby™ Teacher Training course will be fully online!

Pre-course study sent once registered to the course

Module 1 released + Live Online Session – 6th July

Module 2 released + Live Online Session – 13th July

Module 3 released + Live Online Session – 20th July

Baby Wearing Live Online Session – 27th July

Module 4 released + Live Online Session – 30th July

Module 5 released + Live Online Session – 3rd August

Live Online Private Support before Final Assessment (to be scheduled during the month of August)

Final Assessment – Live Online Session 12th September

Final Assessment & Certification– Live Online Session 13th September

 

Course fees and booking policy

To support you during the current pandemic economic situation, the course fee has been dropped from £950 to £790 or 5 monthly payments of £175.

Because I want the space to be intimate and in order to support you at best, the training course has a limited number of participants.

The following terms and conditions apply:

  • You must attend the entire course and pass every assessment in order to receive your Barre&Baby™ Teacher certificate.
  • You may cancel this booking up to 30 days before the course start date, to receive a full refund minus an administration fee of around £50 (the exact figure depends on your original method of payment).
  • If you wish to cancel within 30 days of the start date, no refund will be possible unless there is a waiting list and your place is immediately taken by another trainee.
  • You must fulfill the entire payment in order to receive the certification, once you passed the assessment.
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