Advanced Hoop Instructor Course

Event Date:

17th September 2022

Event Time:

9:00 am

Event Location:

Spin City Newbury

This 2 day in-person course will focus on advanced teaching and coaching skills, while challenging your strength and flexibility, and further exploring dynamic movement.

The course allows personal interaction with our qualified tutor and an in-person practical assessment.  On successful completion of the training course you will leave with an Advanced Level Spin City Certification.


Pre course reading and theory assessment: work through the learning material and answer the theory questions related to each unit.

Training weekend practical assessment: this is a modular assessment where you will be required to perform the Advanced Hoop Course core moves, teach 3 individual moves from the course syllabus and demonstrate a combination of 5 moves from the course.

Questions about the course? See the FAQ below, check out the course details page or contact us.

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Event FAQs

What qualifications/certifications do I need to attend this course?

You will need to have completed the Spin City Intermediate Aerial Hoop Course or an equivalent endorsed certification. We also recommend a minimum of 3 years' aerial hoop experience. 

What’s included in the course price?

The course price includes access to our online platform for 1 year, lifetime access to our course video library, a digital course manual, access to a pre and post course mentor by email/phone and a full weekend's tuition with one of our qualified tutor assessors.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate.

In the event of a reassessment there is no charge. 

How can I purchase a hard copy course manual?

Once enrolled on the course you will be provided with a link where you can purchase a professionally printed manual. 

What do I need to do before the in-person course?

There is some pre-course reading which is done on our online platform, you’ll also need to watch the course videos and complete the online theory assessment.

If you can’t complete the online theory before the weekend you can still attend however, you won’t be able to claim your certificate until the theory has been completed. 

What is covered in the course?

This course will provide you with the final block of moves in our core syllabus with the focus at this level on strong postural alignment, clean execution and bilateral training in all movements. This will be followed by an in-depth look at dynamic movement; we will be increasing the difficulty level of the rolls covered in our Intermediate course then adding on the core advanced drops, both top to bottom bar and drops that move between two different grip points. We will discuss how your role as an instructor will develop as students move into a more autonomous stage of their training and how you can foster creativity safely in a class environment. We will look at advanced progress chains, along with beneficial areas of cross training are identified such as advanced flexibility.

What hoop moves are included in the course?


Skin the Cat
Full Back Balances – Stag, Arch, and Plank
Single Leg Scarab – double hand and split grip
Full Shoulder Stands – Gazelle, Stag/Splits, and Pike
Extended Hocks Splits (from hocks hang, from splits under the bar)
Hip Hold Splits (from splits under the bar and from front balance fold)
Inside Out Splits
Jigsaw (top bar and bottom bar)
Horizon Splits
Russian Split/Lever Split (from chard and skin the cat)
Foot Hang
Heel Hang


Beat to Tuck Through
Beat to Straddle Through
Beat to Single Leg Cradle
Beat to Pike Pop Off


Russian Mount
Around the World Pike and Straddle
Hip Roll
Full Mill Wheel
Cradle Roll Out
Barrel Roll


Single Knee Pop Drop
Hocks on Top Slide and Drop to Front Balance
Do I need to be able to perform all of the moves in the course syllabus?

No – you don’t need to be able to do all the moves from the course our tutor will recap the technique for each move and explain how to teach them safely.  


You will need to be able to perform the Core moves; these are the compulsory moves required for technical assessment:

Full Back Balance of your choice form the course. 
Full Shoulder Stand of your choice form the course.  
Split Move of your choice form the course (Extended Hocks Splits, Hip Hold, Inside Out Split, Russian Splits, Poisson, Jigsaw, or Horizon Splits) 
Beat Combination of your choice form the advanced beats list above.
Dynamic Rotational Move of your choice from the advanced rolling movements list above 
Dynamic Rotational Move – alternative rolling movement to the choice from the previous move.
Drop of your choice from the full release moves list above.  
Is there a certification with the course?

All our courses come with a Spin City Certificate and are endorsed by:


AFAA – Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

NASM – National Academy of Sports Medicine

PDC – Pole Dance Community (Pole Fitness and Anatomy & Physiology Courses only).

Our courses are recognised by insurers worldwide and your certificate will assist you to obtain public liability and professional indemnity insurance that will cover you for teaching. 


Who will I be able to teach with this course certificate?

The Spin City courses have been written for adults who are apparently healthy in the general population. With your certificate you can expect your insurers to cover you to teach adults over the age of 18.

Insurance companies will require you to hold an additional certification to teach any group that is termed as a 'special population', which includes children and young people (under the age of 18), older adults (over the age of 55), pre- and post-natal women and those with disabilities.  


What if I don't pass the assessments?

Theory: the theory test can be retaken online as many times as you like until you pass.


Practical:  in the event of a ‘referral’ in any of the practical units, you will receive detailed feedback and an action plan that will give clear instructions of what we will need to see for you to achieve a full pass. You may be able to retake the unit over the weekend. If not you will be handed over to our online assessor and mentor who will provide you with support over email/phone and who will guide you through the reassessment process. 

You will have up to 6 months to complete your practical re-assessment by video submission.


Can I attend the course and take my assessment at a later date?

You may be able to carry out your assessment at a later date, within 6 months of your course. A video submission can be sent in at no additional cost, or a face-to-face assessment may be arranged at a cost of £60 (to cover venue hire, administration and the cost of the assessor). Any bookings for such face-to-face assessments must be made at least one month in advance unless we agree otherwise.

What are my options if I book a place and then can’t make the course?

Contact us as soon as possible for any changes to your course booking.You can transfer to another date/venue for the same course, provided you give us at least 30 days’ notice. There is a £45 fee to transfer which must be paid before the course transfer can be completed.

Within 30 days of the course you can cancel your attendance and receive a 50% refund of the price paid. You will retain access to the learning materials and have the option to re-enrol at a 50% discount at a future date.If you have an unexpected injury, illness, or pregnancy please contact us to discuss your options.

Event Location:

Total Seats: 6 (2 Left:)
  • Spin City Newbury
  • Unit 42, The Enterprise Centre, New Greenham Business Park
  • Newbury
  • West Berkshire

Event Schedule Details

  • 17th September 2022 9:00 am   -   18th September 2022 5:00 pm
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