Intermediate Pole Instructor Course
26th November 2022
This 2 day in-person course focuses on developing the teaching skills taught at the Beginners Level whilst adding on the next section of the Pole syllabus, working from basic inverts up to arms only preparation.
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 Intermediate 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 Intermediate Pole 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.
You will need to have completed the Spin City Beginners Pole Fitness Course or an equivalent endorsed certification. We also recommend a minimum of 2 years' pole fitness experience.
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.
Once enrolled on the course you will be provided with a link where you can purchase a professionally printed manual.
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.
This course will develop on from the basic skills taught at the beginners’ level while adding on the next block of moves in the Spin City syllabus. At this point in your instructor training, we start increasing your knowledge of core concepts such as training lifting, execution and clean movement. We will then expand your instructional toolbox, giving you a range of teaching methods that work effectively when students are at height and inverted. We will discuss class planning in the context of progress chains and how you can use combinations and sequences to both challenge your students, avoid them hitting move plateaus, and ensure safe progression.
Basic Invert and Crucifix
Dismounts – Handstand Dismount – Belly Slide Dismount – Shoulder Spin Dismount
Thigh Hold (from Crucifix and Gemini)
Hip Hold – Ball, Pike, and Straddle
Climb Over (from Gemini and Crucifix)
Star – Viva – Flatline
Cross Knee Release – Cross Ankle Release
Bow and Arrow
Advanced Jamilla (from floor and from Gemini)
Shoulder Mount Dismount
Butterfly (basic invert entry and crucifix entry)
Flatline Scorpio (from Gemini and Butterfly)
Scorpio (from Gemini and from basic invert)
Caterpillar and Caterpillar Hold
Iguana – dismount and mount (kicking from pike, bent and straight leg lift)
Pencil – Crab
Split Heel (from floor – higher up)
Aerial Invert (basic to crucifix, more advanced to Straddle)
ARMS ONLY INTRODUCTION
Elbow Grip Prep
Twisted Grip Prep
Split Grip Prep
Chinese Grip Prep
Flower – Inverted D
Dismounting to the floor from arms-only
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:
Cross Knee or Cross Ankle Release
Arms Only Prep – right side 2 positions
Arms Only Prep – left side 2 positions
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.
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.
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.
Full terms and conditions can be found at https://www.spincityinstructortraining.com/terms-and-conditions/#section-f2f-courses
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.
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.