Certifications & Ongoing Training

Each of the Instructors holds multiple certifications and participates in ongoing training. Our collective knowledge base includes dance/fitness/pole/aerial certifications from:

 

  • Biomechanics & Safety in Aerial Fitness Instructor Training – Elizabeth Blanchard (16 hours)
  • Pole-Ates – Pole Art Athletics (16 hours)
  • Pole Barre – Pole Art Athletics (16 hours)
  • ElevatED Pole Dance Fitness Level 1 Instructor Training
  • XPert Levels 1 & 2 Pole Fitness Teacher Certification
  • Pole Instructor Training – Discoveries Dance
  • Beginner Pole – Empowerment Through Exotic Dance
  • Intermediate Pole – Empowerment Through Exotic Dance
  • Pole Mobility – Pole Art Athletics (16 hours)
  • Demystifying Flexibility – Fit & Bendy
  • Aerial Yoga – Reaching Treetops
  • Aerial Yoga for Aerial Conditioning – OC Pole AV
  • Aerial Yoga Teacher Training – Inner Sun Yoga
  • Fly Fit Certification – The Aviary
  • CirquFit Lyra Training
  • Silks Foundation – Atlanta Circus Arts Institute
  • Liquid Motion Instructor 1 – Jenni Janover
  • Liquid Motion 2 – Jenni Janover
  • Liquid Motion Heels – Jenn Janover
  • Zumba Fitness Certified
  • U-Jam Fitness Certified
  • HRC Kettle Bells/li>
  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certified
  • Personal Training Certification – International Sports Sciences Association
  • Personal Training Certified – Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
  • Group Fitness – American Council on Exercise
  • Group Fitness – Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
  • Rigging 101 & 102 – Fight or Flight Entertainment

Additional outside training includes:

 

  • Pole Tricks – USPSF: Samantha Star (1.5 hours)
  • Pole Tricks – USPSF: Heidi Coker (1.5 hours)
  • Pole Tricks – Body & Pole NY: Marlo Fisken (1 hour)
  • Pole Tricks – GMPDC: Estee Zakar (1.5 hours)
  • Pole Tricks – GMPDC: Alethea Austin (1 hour)
  • Pole Tricks & Flexibility – Bendy Kate (2.5 hours)
  • Aerial Hoop – Tease Fitness Naperville (12 hours)
  • Aerial Hoop – TSNY Vegas (3 hours)
  • Aerial Hoop – TSNY Chicago (6 hours)
  • Floor Work – GMPDC: Alethea Austin (1 hour)
  • Sensual Transitions – GMPDC: Alethea Austin (1 hour)
  • Biomechanics of Assisted Stretching – American Council of Exercise
  • Anatomy and Kinesiology for Shoulder Stability and Mobility – American Council of Exercise

In-House Training

Our instructors have a commitment to train outside our Appleton and Green Bay studios, but also give a lot of their time to train at Aerial Dance. In-house training expanding the knowledge base of the Aerial Dance Team includes:

 

  • Pole – Heidi Coker (32 hours)
  • Pole – Elizabeth Blanchard (18 hours)
  • Pole – Marina Heck (14 hours)
  • Pole – Nadia Sharif (9 hours)
  • Pole – Becca Buck (7.5 hours)
  • Pole – Nadia Sharif (6 hours)
  • Pole – Rafaela Montanaro (3 hours)
  • Pole – David C Owen (3 hours)
  • Doubles Pole – Suzie Q & Toby (6 hours)
  • Silks Entries – Mary R (3 hours)
  • Silks Basics – Lynn T (3 hours)
  • Silks Combinations – MacKenzie Dunn (6 hours)
  • Silks Drops – Kasumi Kato (3 hours)
  • Silks – Jess Flying Yogi (2 hours)
  • Advanced Double Point Hammock – Rhiannon (4.5 hours)
  • Single Point Hammock Combinations – Rissing Goddess Fitness (6 hours)
  • Hoop Combinations – Ryanan (3 hours)
  • Hoop – Jess Flying Yogi (8 hours)
  • Doubles Hoop – Suzie Q & Toby (3 hours)
  • Heels – Tiffany Rose (4 hours)
  • Unlocking the Handstand – Alyssa Bellile (6.5 hours)
  • Handstands & Bridges – Sally S (3 hours)
  • Flexibility and Safety in Stretching – Elizabeth Blanchard (12 hours)
  • Aerial Conditioning – Elizabeth Blanchard (4 hours)
  • Chair & Acro Yoga – Elizabeth Blanchard (1 hour)
  • Floor Work – Nadia Sharif (2 hours)
  • Acro – Suzie Q & Toby (3 hours)
  • Acro – A to Z Yoga (3 hours)

Along with the above training and certifications, the instructors at Aerial Dance train together three hours every week to work on new skills, curriculum, and spotting techniques.

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Appleton Studio

1871 N. Silver Spring Drive
Appleton, WI 54913

Green Bay Studio

1601 Lawrence Drive
De Pere, WI 54115