LIFT offers the tools to becoming a full fledged teacher and coach in a format that is fun, challenging, and life-changing. Becoming a skilled teacher takes time, training, refinement, and support. There are many areas a teacher needs to be skilled in. During the course of our 200 hour program, apprentices will learn and practice in the following areas:
During the course of 3 training immersions and 3 teacher training modules, this program will give you the experience and the skills to become a qualified and certified acrobatics instructor and community leader. Subject material will not only include physical skills, but also essential and peripheral skills to teaching including group facilitation, business practices, community building techniques, acro as performance, applicable anatomy and therapy for acrobats, handling community issues, and more.
Training days will include handstand training, solo movement studies, dance, anatomy, practice teaching, visual analysis of acrobatic skill, discussion on the art of creating a safe, welcoming and powerful learning environment, and a variety of lectures pertinent to the business and lifestyle of teaching acrobatics. The training will also include instruction on self-care and healing practices to recover and rejuvenate from acrobatics training.
Another key component of Lift teacher training is course work done in between modules. Students will be given teaching assignments and written homework assignments designed to create a bridge to more complex teaching skills. We believe that the best learning happens as a result of reflection on real teaching experiences, so home teaching assignments are a critical part of our training.
Certification will be granted upon satisfactory completion of all of the contact hours, teaching assignments, and written assignments within the time boundaries of the apprenticeship program. Certification is not guaranteed by merely attending the course, all homework and demonstration of exemplary teaching as well as maintenance of studentship are required. Lift School of Acrobatics Apprenticeship has some of the highest standards for training partner acrobatics teachers in the industry, and graduates are held to a high standard of teaching and training after the Apprenticeship program is complete.
$3200 includes course tuition, personal support time, manual, and a shirt upon graduation.
Your travel, food, and residence are not included.
To Apply, please visit our Application Page.
Module 1 – May 19 – 23
Module 2 – June 30 – July 4
Module 3 – August 13 – 19
Kompound Training Center
4434 Cherokee St.
Denver, CO 80216
First of all train, train, train! A full fledged teacher should be a few years ahead of their students in embodiment and knowledge. If this is you, and you have spent time learning from us and other coaches, follow the link to our application page!