IBBFA Barre Certification is the world's leaing and most extensive barre training option that is fully available online.
Thousands of instructors from all over the world have completed our online and in-person training.
Once certified you will be able to teach a safe and effective Barre Class your clients will LOVE!
Here are 7 powerful reasons to become a barre certified instructor. But don’t just take our word for it
have a look at what our students have to say
01 - Earn more by completing the most-recognized and accepted Barre Training absolutely risk-free!
ADD BARRE TRAINING TO YOUR TEACHING REPERTOIRE
There aren’t enough qualified instructors to meet the demand for Barre training,
so it’s a great growth opportunity for fitness pros in many specialties:
Add Barre training to the list of options for your current students, and reach a new group of students seeking what Barre has to offer.
With our certification, you can teach anywhere– there are no facility fees. And no ballet/dance training is needed beyond what is covered in the certification program (but any level of dance knowledge is certainly a plus). We also offer a 100% money-back 30 day guarantee!
02 - Worlds Leading and Most Extensive Barre Training in the Industry!
Level 1 - Fundamentals of Barre
ACE CEC: 2.7
Level 2 - Intermediate Barre
ACE CEC: .5
Level 3 - Advanced Barre
ACE CEC: .6
Stretch and Tone
ACE CEC: .6
ACE CEC: .6
Master Instructor Program (Teach Training Workshops)
03 - Get the Most Credit Out of Any Barre Certification Program
EARN CE CREDIT FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION
Once you complete Level 1 - Fundamentals of Barre (required to start teaching barre classes), you will get the following continued education credits:
04 - Teach with confidence!
KNOW THAT YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT
The information you will learn when you become IBBFA-Certified is the best and most current information available from a team of barre instruction professionals with over 100 years of collective barre education and fitness/dance instruction experience. When you’re an IBBFA-Certified instructor, you KNOW you’re doing it right -- and so do your students!
05 - Earn international credentials - Teach anywhere in the world!
IBBFA CERTIFICATION PROVES YOUR EXPERTISE
IBBFA Certification is the internationally-recognized ‘gold standard’ in barre education, and IBBFA is the only organization working to create universally-accepted standards for Barre instruction certification. Instructors around the world turn to IBBFA for up-to-date information on best practices and the latest trends in Barre instruction and technique. We are known in the industry for the quality of our instruction, and our program materials are constantly updated to reflect the latest research and industry developments.
Instructors in US, Canada and all over the world, choose our program to get certified!
06 - Get recognized
ONLY IBBFA-CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS GET LISTED
IN OUR ONLINE DIRECTORY
The IBBFA Directory of Certified Instructors is the go-to resource for facilities and students seeking the highest quality Barre instructors available. All certified instructors are listed in the directory as long as their certification remains current. Directory listings reflect the certification level of each instructor; choose an upgraded certification to receive an enhanced listing with a backlink to your professional website and a photo. Stand out, showcase your capabilities and get noticed by prospective students and employers!
07 - Get connected
NETWORK WITH OTHER BARRE PROFESSIONALS
Tap into the energy and synergy of a group of motivated professionals who will encourage and inspire you, and share your wisdom and tips with others eager to learn and grow! Share teaching techniques, class and choreography ideas and best practices with a global network of barre instructors dedicated to excellence and professional growth.
Andrea Alden, PhD
Andrea Alden has been teaching in the academic arena for 6 years. She was an integral part of bringing together the course structure and content for this online program. Dr. Alden is a certified dance instructor through the prestigious American Ballet Theater in NYC, as well as a Master Barre Trainer.
Hallie Edmonds, Phd
Dr. Edmonds received her PhD from Arizona State University. Her research was in biomechanics and functional anatomy, and she has teaching experience in the fields of human osteology and anatomy. Hallie also has an extensive background in ballet, modern, jazz and other dance styles. She is certified in Pilates and Barre and is a Master Barre Trainer. Hallie has played an integral part in developing the IBBFA Barre Certification Program to be the best and safest Barre training program available.
Lisa Juliet, MBA
Lisa is a founder of Ballerobica and the creative force behind organizing and bringing the IBBFA Barre Certification Program to the public.She has an extensive background in teaching Barre and Ballet, science and business. Her mission is to make the IBBFA Barre Certification the best program available and ensure the program provides a solid foundation for growing your client base and offering the highest quality instruction in a fun and supportive environment.
HOW IT WORKS
EARNING YOUR CERTIFICATION IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3:
1 Complete each unit, one at a time
2 After completing all 11 units, take the final assessment and submit a final video
3 Receive your certification and get added to the Directory of IBBFA-Certified Instructors!
The program is 20 hours long and comprised of 8 self-paced Step-by-step online modules. Each module includes an instruction guide, a video and end of chapter course work review.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Level1 - Fundamentals of Barre
Program Modules1. Introduction
2. The ABC’s of Teaching Barre
3. Definitions and Terms
4. Posture, Feet and Form
5. Upper Body – Anatomy/Physiology, Exercises and Stretches
6. Lower Body – Anatomy/Physiology, Exercises and Stretches
7. Core – Anatomy/Physiology, Exercises and Stretches
8. Common Cues
9. Capstone & Barre Class Outline
10. Written Test Review & Written Test
11. Practical Test Review & Practical Test (skype or prerecorded video)
Self-Directed Online Training
The program includes everything you need to know in a series of online modules you complete on your own schedule, at your own pace. Learn when it’s convenient for you– the materials are available anytime, 24/7/365.
Comprehensive Multimedia Course Materials
All course materials have been developed and refined based on IBBFA’s over 100 years of collective experience teaching Barre. The program is specifically designed to be clear, complete and engaging-- it is informative, easy to follow and FUN!Each unit includes a detailed instructional manual with photos/ illustrations, as well as an instructional video (over 7 hours of video) and end of chapter course work, at the end of each chapter. You will learn the concepts visually and will see them physically demonstrated. Then you will test your understanding to make sure you really get the concepts.
Detailed Individual Feedback
Although the course is self-directed, you are not left to “figure it out for yourself.” You will receive detailed feedback throughout the program on your quizzes, and can submit individual questions and video to receive personalized responses and individual feedback every step of the way.
After you have completed your certification, we will still be here for you to provide guidance, updates to best practices, ideas you can use as you develop classes, suggestions on ways to help your students get the most out of their classes with you, and help with any questions that come up in your work with your students.
Once you have completed Barre Level 1 Fundamentals of Barre Technique, you will be qualified to take our additional courses. We are here to help you face any challenges you might have and help you expand your Barre skillset so you can have the confidence and skills to effectively train your clients no matter if they are a beginner, advanced or pregnant. Here are the programs you will be able to take after completing your initial certification. The best part, you will not need to submit another video practical! Since you have already proven your proficiency in Basic Barre Technique, no additional videos are needed. However, if you have questions or would like us to evaluate the components of your class, you can always send us a video to review.
THE BEST PART: YOU CAN TRY IT RISK-FREE!
If you are not happy with the IBBFA Barre Certification Program, we will refund the cost in full within 30 days of signing up or before you complete written test, whichever comes first.
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL?
Now that you know what the IBBFA Barre Certification Program is all about– that it will help you:
…and that our students LOVE the program,
...and that you can try it RISK-FREE,
...and that it PAYS FOR ITSELF,
there’s really only one question left:
ARE YOU IN?
Barre has allowed me to find the long lines and toned definitions of my body while being able to enjoy the calmness that comes from doing a workout that is low to no impact… We have no other studio or fitness center within 30 miles that teaches barre. I am excited to share my love of barre with others!
IBBFA Certified Instructor
The Barre Certification benefited me by allowing me to expand my fitness knowledge and classes to another level. I had fallen in love with Barre several years ago and had wanted to find a way to get certified and teach. All the other certifications were location-based. I teach as my profession so I don’t have time to take off to go take classes. So when I found this online class was being offered I was thrilled!! It was not only convenient but was a comprehensive course that covered all aspects of Barre. And i loved it made you take a video to submit at the end to confirm you learned proper form in what you were going to be teaching! So happy to have found, been a part of, and certified in this program. Would love to be a part of any new certification being offered!
IBBFA Certified Instructor
The Barre certification course has benefitted me in many ways. With a dance background, I have never felt very into gyms/running etc because I have always found this really booooring. Finding Barre workouts was a revelation for me as I really do enjoy it and of course enjoying it means you’re much more likely to stick with it and then gain the benefits of continuing to do it. However, the real benefit of the Barre certification course for me is that I wanted to be able to share it with my community without having to be tied to one particular type/brand of barre -I want to have my own (non-franchised) studio and to share this with everyone which is what I am about to do…..
IBBFA Certified Instructor
By getting my barre certification, I was not only looked at with more interest by potential employers but got a response back from each and landed two jobs within my first week of applying and interviewing! I love IBBFA!
IBBFA Certified Instructor