Become a CERTIFIED HEELS POLE DANCE INSTRUCTOR with our online training:

From The Heels Up

Level 1 Heels Pole Dance Instructor Training Program

How much do you love
dancing in heels?

The emerging popularity of heels-based pole dance calls for excellent instructors who are knowledgeable & committed to learning, who can help their students excel.

We created our signature heels-based pole dance instructor training to elevate the standard of teaching in heels-based pole dance. Our 8 week training program is the most comprehensive heels instructor training program in the pole industry.

Our vision for graduates of our program

You are a knowledgeable, effective heels instructor, who can confidently provide a safe & nurturing space for pole dancers of all abilities & backgrounds.

Whether you teach online or in-person, you love to offer creative classes built on a foundation of technique & have the skills to tailor classes to the abilities & needs of your students.

You love nothing more than seeing your students progress & express their own style through the heels-based pole. You know there is always more to learn & always strive to improve your teaching & dance.

Who is the program for?

“From The Heels Up Level 1 Instructor Training & Professional Development Program” is for you if:

  • You are a current or aspiring heels-based pole dance instructor, or
  • You want to become a professional heels instructor.
  • You are committed to growth, constantly seeking ways to improve your teaching & dance technique.
  • You are committed to learning & believe in investing in your own education.
  • You want to learn in a progressive, supported program with two industry leaders, Indi Pole Dance & Jazzy K.

Program Details

 

  • 8-week program
  • delivered online
  • 2hr weekly Zoom workshop with Jazzy K & the IPD team
  • weekly assessments
  • regular teaching practice

 

 

Investment: €1499 (payment plans available)

Time commitment: approx. 3-5hrs/wk

Live attendance requirement: 75%

Assessment submission requirement: 100%

Dates & Time

Commences on Sunday October 9th and runs until December 10th for 8 weeks.
Classes will be held on Saturdays, at 5pm CEST / 4pm BST/ 11am EST / 8am PDT / 11pm HKT / 1 am (+1) AEST.

*Keep in mind that daylight saving is happening in October/November.  

There will be two mandatory practice sessions:
Sunday October 30th and Sunday November 13th. You’ll be able to choose between different time slots. These times will be confirmed before the starting of the program.

Mark the following dates on your calendar: 

Sunday Oct 9th – week 1
Saturday Oct 15th – week 2
Saturday Oct 22nd – week 3 
Sunday Oct 30th – practice session
Saturday Nov 5th – week 4
Saturday Nov 12th – week 5
Sunday Nov 13th – practice session
Saturday Nov 19th – week 6
Saturday Nov 26 – week 7
Saturday Dec 3rd – week 8

Exam on the following week

Program Content

HISTORY, CONCEPTS & CONTEXT

  • Creating a safe space & inclusivity
  • History & philosophy
  • Teaching & personal journey
  • Learning styles
  • Key concepts in heels-based pole dance

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS

Foundational elements & how to teach them:

  • Heel technique – box work, weight transfer, pivoting
  • Leg swirls & rotations
  • Waves
  • Slides and glides
  • Static rotations & spins
  • Beginning single-leg turns

FOR EVERY SKILL/MOVE, WE COVER

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Conditioning and Injury Prevention
  • Learning Styles
  • Progressions/Regressios/ Modifications
  • Use of Heels
  • Energy Flow
  • Transitions

ASSESSMENTS

Each week you will have an assignment or assessment, to keep you on track & accountable. Some will be conducted during class time while others will be completed outside class.

ANATOMY & CONDITIONING

  • Anatomy
  • Common movements
  • General conditioning
  • Heel anatomy
  • Heel conditioning

CLASS CREATION & CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Warm ups
  • Cool downs
  • Effective class design
  • Creating choreography
  • Providing feedback 

TEACHING PRACTICE

Over 8 weeks you will have many opportunities to practice your teaching skills both online & in-person through the program, through teaching practice sessions & meetups (where possible).

You will receive regular feedback from Jazzy and the IPD team on your teaching, to help you improve in real-time.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We believe that to be a great instructor you must strive to constantly improve your dance skills. For this reason, you will develop a personalised professional development plan & execute the plan throughout the program, with our support.

Teacher Training Team

Jazzy K 

By now, you know Jazzy K well and are familiar with her incredible teaching skills. Jazzy has a talent for clear, precise, step-by-step instructions, breaking down the most complex movements into manageable steps. Jazzy will give you all the techniques, inspiration and support you need to help you become the best flow dancer possible.

Indi

Coming from Australia, Indi’s passion is for helping women embrace their inner strength, beauty & power through the pole. She loves helping dancers build strong technique & body awareness so they can feel more confident dancing & expressing their inner rhythm & sensuality, no matter what the style.

Clo

Originally from Italy, for Clo, pole dancing has always been one of the places she could experiment and express everything she is, bringing together her masculine and feminine energies. Clo is a facilitator in bringing people closer to their authentic selves, and their personal evolution from the physical sphere.

Tati Blue

Pole Dance has been Tati’s #1 passion since the day she stepped into a pole studio! She believes that everyone tells a different story with their bodies & dance, & the world needs more humans who can be sexy, confident & at the same time emotional & connected to themselves. 

Inclusions

CERTIFICATION

Become a recognised heels-based pole instructor. Know that you’ve undertaken the most comprehensive training program in the industry

CONTENT

A comprehensive manual & video library of content to rapidly incorporate into your teaching, including warm-ups, conditioning, combos, choreographies, transitions & more.

NETWORK

Join our emerging global network of instructors. Have your name listed on our Instructor directory so students can find you. Receive priority access to our teaching-related events, meet-ups & more.

Application Process

To ensure the dancers in our program are a good fit for the program & have an adequate level of skill, we require two video submissions which are detailed below. Bring your real self & share your story with us, & remember, we’re not looking for perfection, just a desire to grow & an understanding of your unique skill set.

Video or written Motivational Statement

Submit a video OR written statement. Please tell us a bit about you, why you love to teach or want to teach, & of course why you want to join the program & think it’s a good fit. Please also let us know, with regard to teaching & dancing, what you think are your unique strengths & where you believe you have room for improvement/progress. If submitting a video, please keep it to 2-5 minutes.

Video (1-3min): Skill demonstration

Unedited video demonstrating these elements in combination (any order):

  • Full turn on one leg (e.g. pirouette)
  • Leg & body waves
  • Controlled transfer of weight over front and side of shoe platform (e.g. maintaining ankle control during a transition to floor or a diamond turn on the floor)
  • Hip internal/external rotation
  • Holding body weight with arms (e.g. split grip, spin);

This video can be in any style (eg old school, hardstyle, flow) & in any type of heel (eg sandals, boots) & height (eg 6, 7 or 8 inches). Skills can be demonstrated with or without music. It does not need to be professionally shot, you can even send a link to an IG video etc if you feel it satisfies the requirements above.

Technical information

For both videos, please provide a Vimeo or YouTube link. Check the sharing settings. Do not attach the original file or link to a download to the email you’re sending.

Have you prepared everything?

Send us your application to hello@indipoledance.com

Find out more about the program.

Watch the recording of our live info session here!

See what our graduates have to say!

Want to apply for the program?

Applications are NOW open.

Send your application (motivational statement + skills video) to hello@indipoledance.com

The fall 2022 round of FTHU INSTRUCTOR TRAINING commences on Sunday October 9th of 2022.

Is the program completely online?

Yes, the From the Heels Up instructor training program is 100% held online.

What if I’m missing one or two sessions?

In order to complete the Heels Instructor Training and receive the certification we require a min of 75% of attendance to the classes (held on Saturday with the exception of the first session on October 9th). You can thus miss to attend live up to two classes, and you can catch up with the Recording later. All the sessions are going to be recorded and you’ll always have access to them to revise the material.
If you miss one of the two Sundays practice sessions (Oct 30 and Nov 13), you’ll be required to send in a recording of your teaching practice. 

What if I don’t have my own pole?

We suggest booking some time at your local studio to complete each week’s class or asking around your pole dancing community to see if someone will let you borrow their pole setup! For this Instructor Training program we will ask you to practice plenty. 

Is there an exam to pass at the end of the 8 weeks?

Yes, there will be a final teaching practice examination.

However, it’s not the only thing that matters to successfully graduating from the program. We always take into consideration all the weeks’ progress and the student’s attendance at the course.
We know how stressful an examination can be and we want nothing but for the students to feel accomplished and capable at the end of this program. 

Is it worth the investment?

Our Heels Instructor Training program is a curated online intensive program for pole dancers with a vision of what kind of instructor they want to be. We created the program in collaboration with Jazzy K to bring you cutting-edge comprehensive knowledge to make you become the absolute best heels instructor you can be. If you have the drive and the motivation to really invest in yourself, we will be present all the steps of the way of your pole journey with us.

Is there the possibility to pay in instalments?

You can either pay the whole sum in one solution or you can just pay half to secure your spot.  Then the remaining balance must be settled 2 weeks before training starts.

We can accommodate more than 2 instalments provided the final balance must be before training commences.
We can offer 3 instalment solution if needed.

For personal inquiries send a request to hello@indipoledance.com along with your application.

How long will I have access to the program materials?

You’ll receive access to all content for a min of 3 months after your graduation! You’ll have manuals and videos to download and keep forever, so you can revisit the content at any time.

Will I receive a Certificate?

Yes! Have your commitment to learning and professional development recognised through a certificate of graduation.

Who can I contact if I have technical issues or questions?

You’ll receive complete customer support from our team here at Indi Pole, should you have any questions or technical issues during the program. We are here to help!



SEE YOU ONLINE!

Become a CERTIFIED HEELS POLE DANCE INSTRUCTOR with our online training:

From The Heels Up

Heels Instructor Training Program 

Level 1

How much do you love dancing in heels?

The emerging popularity of heels-based pole dance calls for excellent instructors who are knowledgeable & committed to learning, who can help their students excel.

We created our signature heels-based pole dance instructor training to elevate the standard of teaching in heels-based pole dance. Our 8 week training program is the most comprehensive heels instructor training program in the pole industry.

Who is the program for?

“From The Heels Up Level 1 Instructor Training & Professional Development Program” is for you if: Pole Dance & Jazzy K.

  • You are a current or aspiring heels-based pole dance instructor, or
  • You want to become a professional heels instructor.
  • You are committed to growth, constantly seeking ways to improve your teaching & dance technique.
  • You are committed to learning & believe in investing in your own education.
  • You want to learn in a progressive, supported program with two industry leaders, Indi Pole Dance & Jazzy K.

Our vision for graduates of our program

You are a knowledgeable, effective heels instructor, who can confidently provide a safe & nurturing space for pole dancers of all abilities & backgrounds.

Whether you teach online or in-person, you love to offer creative classes built on a foundation of technique & have the skills to tailor classes to the abilities & needs of your students.

You love nothing more than seeing your students progress & express their own style through the heels-based pole. You know there is always more to learn & always strive to improve your teaching & dance.

Program Details

  • 8-week program
  • delivered online
  • 2hr weekly Zoom workshop with Jazzy K & the IPD team
  • weekly assessments
  • regular teaching practice

Investment: €1499 (payment plans available)

Time commitment: approx. 3-5hrs/wk

Live attendance requirement: 75%

Assessment submission requirement: 100%

Dates & Time

Commences on October 9th and runs until December 10th for 8 weeks.
Classes will be held on Saturdays, at 5pm CEST / 4pm BST/ 11am EST / 8am PDT / 11pm HKT / 1 am (+1) AEST.

*Keep in mind that daylight saving is happening in October/November.  

There will be two mandatory practice sessions:
Sunday October 30th and Sunday November 13th. You’ll be able to choose between different time slots. These times will be confirmed before the starting of the program.

Program Details

Program Content

HISTORY, CONCEPTS & CONTEXT

  • Creating a safe space & inclusivity
  • History & philosophy
  • Teaching & personal journey
  • Learning styles
  • Key concepts in heels-based pole dance

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS

Foundational elements & how to teach them:

  • Heel technique – box work, weight transfer, pivoting
  • Leg swirls & rotations
  • Waves
  • Slides and glides
  • Static rotations & spins
  • Beginning single-leg turns

FOR EVERY SKILL/MOVE, WE COVER

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Conditioning and Injury Prevention
  • Learning Styles
  • Progressions/Regressios/ Modifications
  • Use of Heels
  • Energy Flow
  • Transitions

ASSESSMENTS

Each week you will have an assignment or assessment, to keep you on track & accountable. Some will be conducted during class time while others will be completed outside class.

CLASS CREATION & CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Warm ups
  • Cool downs
  • Effective class design
  • Creating choreography
  • Providing feedback 

ANATOMY & CONDITIONING

  • Anatomy
  • Common movements
  • General conditioning
  • Heel anatomy
  • Heel conditioning

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We believe that to be a great instructor you must strive to constantly improve your dance skills. For this reason, you will develop a personalised professional development plan & execute the plan throughout the program, with our support.

TEACHING PRACTICE

Over 8 weeks you will have many opportunities to practice your teaching skills both online & in-person through the program, through teaching practice sessions & meetups (where possible).

You will receive regular feedback from Jazzy and the IPD team on your teaching, to help you improve in real-time.

Inclusions

Teacher Training Team

Jazzy K 

By now, you know Jazzy K well and are familiar with her incredible teaching skills. Jazzy has a talent for clear, precise, step-by-step instructions, breaking down the most complex movements into manageable steps. Jazzy will give you all the techniques, inspiration and support you need to help you become the best flow dancer possible.

Indi

Coming from Australia, Indi’s passion is for helping women embrace their inner strength, beauty & power through the pole. She loves helping dancers build strong technique & body awareness so they can feel more confident dancing & expressing their inner rhythm & sensuality, no matter what the style.

Clo

Originally from Italy, for Clo, pole dancing has always been one of the places she could experiment and express everything she is, bringing together her masculine and feminine energies. Clo loves helping people get closer to their authentic selves, starting from the physical sphere.

Tati Blue

Pole Dance has been Tati’s #1 passion since the day she stepped into a pole studio! She believes that everyone tells a different story with their bodies & dance, & the world needs more humans who can be sexy, confident & at the same time emotional & connected to themselves. 

Inclusions

CERTIFICATION

Become a recognised heels-based pole instructor. Know that you’ve undertaken the most comprehensive training program in the industry

CONTENT

A comprehensive manual & video library of content to rapidly incorporate into your teaching, including warm-ups, conditioning, combos, choreographies, transitions & more.

NETWORK

Join our emerging global network of instructors. Have your name listed on our Instructor directory so students can find you. Receive priority access to our teaching-related events, meet-ups & more.

Application Proccess

To ensure the dancers in our program are a good fit for the program & have an adequate level of skill, we require two video submissions which are detailed below. Bring your real self & share your story with us, & remember, we’re not looking for perfection, just a desire to grow & an understanding of your unique skill set.

Video or written Motivational Statement

Submit a video OR written statement. Please tell us a bit about you, why you love to teach or want to teach, & of course why you want to join the program & think it’s a good fit. Please also let us know, with regard to teaching & dancing, what you think are your unique strengths & where you believe you have room for improvement/progress. If submitting a video, please keep it to 2-5 minutes.

Video (1-3min): Skill demonstration

Unedited video demonstrating these elements in combination (any order):

  • Full turn on one leg (e.g. pirouette)
  • Leg & body waves
  • Controlled transfer of weight over front and side of shoe platform (e.g. maintaining ankle control during a transition to floor or a diamond turn on the floor)
  • Hip internal/external rotation
  • Holding body weight with arms (e.g. split grip, spin)
This video can be in any style (eg old school, hardstyle, flow) & in any type of heel (eg sandals, boots) & height (eg 6, 7 or 8 inches). Skills can be demonstrated with or without music. It does not need to be professionally shot, you can even send a link to an IG video etc if you feel it satisfies the requirements above

Technical information

For both videos, please provide a Vimeo or YouTube link. Check the sharing settings. Do not attach the original file or link to a download to the email you’re sending.

Have you prepared everything?

Send us your application to hello@indipoledance.com

Have you prepared everything?

Send us your application to hello@indipoledance.com

Find out more about the program. Watch the recording of our live info session here!

See what our graduates have to say!

Want to apply for the program?

Applications are NOW open.

Send your application (motivational statement + skills video) to hello@indipoledance.com

The fall 2022 round of FTHU INSTRUCTOR TRAINING commences on October 9th.