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On Good Ground Barre Teacher Training 2024

On Good Ground’s Barre Teacher Training

Dates: 6, 7, 13 & 14 April 2024 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 12pm – 6pm
Location: On Good Ground Studio
Trainer: Winny Yap 
Course Fees: $1900

What to Expect?

At On Good Ground, our Barre Teacher Training provides an honest and kind environment for you to deepen your knowledge and practice in barre in a fun and intentional way! Through this 40 hour training, you will be equipped with fundamental anatomy principles and delve deep into barre movement patterns inspired by the pilates, ballet and yoga disciplines. With close guidance around barre classes of different structures and styles, you can look forward to uncovering the art of sequencing and developing a unique and authentic teaching voice.

Who is this for?

This training is open to all levels of barre practitioners who are keen to deepen their knowledge of barre, and are not limited to only those who wish to pursue teaching.

What are the prerequisities?

  • Prior attendance of at least 20 barre classes and a basic familiarity with the barre practice

What does it consist of?

  • 24 hours of in-studio training with trainer
  • 5 hours of practice teaching sessions
  • 10 hours of post-training observation at On Good Ground’s classes 
  • 1 hour of community class on On Good Ground’s schedule OR 1 hour of private teaching to 2-3 family members / friends (- either to be recorded over video for final course submission)

Syllabus Overview

(I) FOUNDATION
Introduction to the On Good Ground Barre Method
Functional anatomy and key alignment principles
Planes of movement
Basic ballet positions, movements and terms
Understanding different body postures and how to work with them

(II) MOVEMENT PATTERNS & STRUCTURING A CLASS
Floor stretches and dynamic warm-up
Movement patterns for arms, legs, glutes and core
Intelligent usage of props
Layering and sequencing of movements

(III) STYLING A BARRE CLASS
Different styles of barre (ballet, cardio, yoga etc.)
Working with musicality
Choreographies & variations

(IV) BARRE AS AN INCLUSIVE PRACTICE
Pre & postnatal modifications
Common injuries and how to modify

FAQ

No, a ballet or dance background is not a prerequisite. However, a level of experience and keen interest in the barre practice is expected. Other than that, come with an open heart and mind to experience, learn and share!

No, you don’t have to be! As mentioned above, just come with an open heart and mind to experience, learn and share 🙂

Every participant will be offered a 20 minutes of in-person teaching of barre sequence to On Good Ground teacher management team. Based on the aptitude and fit of the participant as well as whether he/she is able to share the barre practice according to the On Good Ground method, the teacher management team will decide whether to offer the participant a teaching position with the team. This session is entirely optional (- we get that some of you may not want to teach after the training!) If the intention is to receive feedback and not to eventually teach, he/she is also more than welcomed to do the teaching session.

 

This depends on the prerequisites of the respective studio(s) you would like to apply and teach at! However, we believe that our syllabus will sufficiently equip you with what you need to blossom into the unique teacher that you want to be.

Yes! You will be exposed to teaching with various props such as the pilates ball, resistance bands, sliders, and blocks. Modifications for common injuries and pregnancy will also be introduced to help you grow confidence in modifying your own practice as well as holding space for different bodies if/when you eventually teach.

Definitely! We believe that this is one of the most important components of the training and therefore, we will be dedicating a significant portion of our training hours into this.

Yes! We welcome preggy mums to join us in this training and our prenatal certified trainer will be there to guide you closely during the course of the Barre Teacher Training. We strongly believe in barre being an inclusive practice and we would love to be part of this very special experience in equipping you with the knowledge to safely practise, and in turn guide others to do so in future.

Yes. Upon completing the training (including the post-training observation and classes and the teaching video), you will receive a Completion of Training Certification, certified by On Good Ground.