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If you’ve got a passion for disco, salsa or swing, pulsating beats can’t stop your toes from tapping and your enthusiasm is an inspiration to others, then it could be time to consider training to be a dance fitness instructor. The Exercise Movement and Dance (EMD) Academy offers high quality training to help fulfil your potential.
The benefits of becoming a dance fitness instructor through the EMD Academy means you can run your own successful business, pursue a passion for dance and teaching others, earn a competitive income and enjoy flexible working hours.
The EMD Academy provides a supportive community to nurture those that are passionate about dance fitness including in-house training grants, flexible payment options and certain courses even allow for additional funding, making training with them an affordable option. The Open Bursary gives financial support to teachers and instructors who want to expand their career by qualifying in a new dance fitness style or approach. You can apply for up to £100 of funding towards short courses and workshops and up to £150 towards recognised qualifications.
The EMD Academy’s unique Level 2 Dance Fitness Qualification is the only national qualification that provides the ideal transition for dance enthusiasts and professionals who want to become a Dance Fitness Instructor. The qualification combines Level 2 Exercise, Movement and Dance (EMD) and Level 2 Fitness Instructing Exercise to Music (ETM), covering both creative choreography and effective fitness training.
Training is delivered through a combination of enlightening training days and independent online-learning. The choice of courses include Level 2 Exercise to Music, Dance Fitness and Zumba Combo as well as Level 3 Exercise Movement and Dance. All EMD Academy training courses are quality assured by awarding organisation YMCA Awards as well as the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).
If you are a fitness professional looking to widen your teaching repertoire and hold a Level 2 or 3 recognised teaching qualification, you can apply for recognised prior learning for EMD Academy courses. This reduces costs and you only need to attend the practical elements of the course.
Emma Forward, Chief Operating Officer, comments: “The EMD Academy offers nationally recognised qualifications that provide the essential knowledge, confidence and understanding to deliver fun and inspiring dance fitness classes.
“As the interest in dance fitness continues to grow, our high quality training is helping drive up standards within the sector and gives trainees a first-class learning experience. Over the last 12 months, we’ve received some fantastic feedback from graduates who’ve gone on to have flourishing teaching careers and are helping to encourage more people to join the dance fitness revolution.”
To find out more about a career in dance fitness or to develop your existing skill set, please visit www.emdacademy.org. Alternatively, follow them on Twitter @@EMDAcademy or visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/teachEMD