Course Content

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Introduction to Pole Dance for Fitness

    • In The Beginning

    • Industry Implications

    • Benefits of Pole Dance for Fitness

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Stretching, Poise & Weight Distribution

    • Why Stretch?

    • Types of Stretching

    • Full Body Stretches

    • Poise

    • Weight Distribution

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Basic Terms and Definitions

    • Basic Terms and Definitions

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Grips - Issues & Strengths

    • Grip Types

    • Grip Issues

    • Grip Strength & Wrist Alignment

    • Bones and Muscles of the Hand and Forearm

  • 6

    Pole Movements

    • Pole Movements

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    Swings

    • Swings

    • Inside Hook Swing

    • Fireman Swing

    • Outside Hook Swing

    • Outside Ankle Swing

    • Open Front Hook

    • Side Stepped Front Hook

    • Closed Front Hook

    • Closed Back Hook Swing

    • Back Hook Swing

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Carousel - Forearm Grip

    • Carousel - Low Swing Grip

    • Straddle Swing

    • Aerial Toe Touch

    • Air Time Swing

    • Cross Leg Swing

    • Front Attitude Swing

    • Back Attitude Swing

    • Reverse Grab

    • Chair Swing w/Reverse

    • Swing Rule Assignment

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    Walks

    • Bridal Step

    • Dancer Step

    • Kick Step

    • March Step

    • Saunter Step

    • Shuffle Step

    • V Step

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    Transitions

    • Moving, Directional Change and Stationary

    • B Hook (S)

    • B Hook Extended (S)

    • Back Prance (D2)

    • Back Toe Touch (M1)

    • Body Roll (S)

    • Body Wave (S)

    • Buckle Cross Turn (S)

    • Drop Stroke (S)

    • Figure '8' Down

    • Front Prance (D1)

    • Front Prance Straight Leg (D1)

    • Half Hip Circles (S)

    • Hip Circles (S)

    • Hip Circles Traveling (M)

    • Hip Dip (M)

    • Hip Drop (M)

    • Hip Stirs (S)

    • Inside 'L' Hand Pirouette One (S1)

    • Jive Pass (M2)

    • Jive Step (M2)

    • Kick Switch (D1)

    • 'L' Hand Pirouette One (S1)

    • 'L' Hand Pirouette One.5 (D1)

    • Layback (S)

    • Layback Kick (S)

    • Pirouette On & Off (M1)

    • Pirouette One (S1)

    • Pirouette One.5 (D1)

    • Pole Crouch (S)

    • Pole Crouch Kick (S)

    • Table Top Layback (S)

    • Tight Pole Spin (M1)

    • Tight Pole Turn (M1)

    • Toe Touch (D1)

    • Walkthrough (M2)

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    Floor

    • Bum Rocker

    • Cat Curl In

    • Cat Curl Out

    • Cat Pull

    • Cat Push

    • Chest Dive

    • Chest Slide & Rise

    • Clockwork

    • Fan Roll

    • Fan Rolls Continual

    • Floor Slide

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Floor V Spin

    • Foot Kicks

    • Jazz Kick

    • Knee Spin

    • Knee Pirouette

    • Knee Thread Through

    • Pole Crawl

    • Reverse Hold Thread Through

    • Single Leg Cat Push

    • Scorpion

    • Shoulder Stand with V

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    Rises

    • C Swipe Rise

    • Cross Pop

    • Figure '8' Rise

    • Pop & Rise

    • Push Rise

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Rock and Rise

    • Roundhouse Rise

    • Roundhouse Swing Up Rise

    • Split Knee Rise

    • Swing Grip Slide Rise

    • Swing Grip Slide Out Rise

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    Lifts & Poses

    • Basic Invert

    • Double Straight Leg Sit

    • Hip Key Sit

    • Fan Kick

    • Handstand Lift

    • Handstand Dismount Bent Leg Slide

    • Handstand Dismount Scissor Slide

    • Handstand Dismount Straight Leg Slide

    • Handstand Dismount Thread Through

    • Handstand Dismount Trail

    • Handstand Dismount Unwind

    • Handstand Dismount Walk Off

    • Lock & Slide

    • Pole Climb

    • Pole Curtsey

    • Pole Sit

    • Scissor Leg Sit

    • Single Straight Leg Sit

    • Step Up w/Standing Lock

    • Up and Around

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    Chapter 5: Class Segments, Program Planning, Patterns & Classroom Management

    • Class Segments

    • Segment Inclusion

    • Types of Classes

    • Sessions or Courses

    • Classroom Management

    • Creating a Team Environment

    • Feedback: Offering

    • Feedback: Receiving

    • Problem Solving *Supplemental Reading*

    • Basic Choreograph Routine Example

    • Beginnner Curriculum B1 4 Week Session

    • Beginner Curriculum B2 6 Week Session

    • Beginner Curriculum B3 - 6 Week Session

    • Single Beginner Class Plan Outline

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    Chapter 6: Muscle Conditioning With and Without the Vertical Bar

    • Muscle Conditioning and Strength Training

    • Types of Conditioning

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    Chapter 7: Spotting & Safety Considerations

    • Basic Spotting

    • Safe Ratios in Basic Instruction

    • Equipment - Dance Poles

    • Pole Types

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    Chapter 8: Instructor Code of Ethics

    • PFIC Canada Instructor's Code of Ethics

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    Chapter 9: Legal Requirements, Obligations and Onus

    • The Law

    • Informed Consent & Risk Management

    • Insurance Protection

    • Potential Negligence Situations

    • Participation Agreement/Liability Waiver Example

    • Emergency Action Plan

    • References

    • PFIC Canada Risk Managment Guidelines

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    Final Assignments

    • 30 Hours Practical Assignment

    • 20 Hours Teaching Assignment

    • ICE Video (Instructor Comprehension Evaluation Video)

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    The Final Steps

    • Online Resources for You

    • Before you write your exam...

    • Final Exam