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WHY GET IBBFA BARRE CERTIFIED? 7 POWERFUL REASONS
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).
BARRE COMPLEMENTS THE SKILLS YOU ALREADY TEACH
Whatever your students do, they’ll do it better by adding barre training… and it’s FRESH & FUN - your students will LOVE it!
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!
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!
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
EARN CE CREDIT FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION
The following organizations award continuing education credit to students who earn the IBBFA Certification:
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
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.
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!
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
ABOUT THE IBBFA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
And It’s Comprehensive– the IBBFA Certification Program Goes Far Beyond FundamentalsThis 10 hour IBBFA Certification is not just a course– it’s a program that covers everything you need to know to provide quality instruction and design your own classes, including anatomy, physiology, technique and how to properly teach and guide students for maximum impact and to avoid injury. Courses from other sources are NOT the same as the IBBFA Certification Program.
Created by Professionals, for ProfessionalsThe IBBFA Barre Certification was created by a team of fitness and dance professionals with over 100 years of collective experience.
Andrea Alden, PhDAndrea 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, MAHallie Edmonds is a PhD candidate studying biological anthropology at Arizona State University. Her research is 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, MBALisa 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 WORKSThe program is 10 hours long and comprised of 8 self-paced Step-by-step online modules. Each module includes an instruction guide, a video and a quiz.
Earning your certification is as easy as 1-2-3:
1Complete each module, one at a time
- Read the manual
- View the video (if applicable)
- Practice the moves
- Submit your questions
- Take the quiz
- Receive feedback
2After completing all 8 modules, take the final assessment and submit a final video
3Receive your certification and get added to the Directory of IBBFA-Certified Instructors!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
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
Self-Directed Online Training
Comprehensive Multimedia Course Materials
Detailed Individual Feedback
Level 2 - Intermediate Barre
Level 3 - Advanced Barre
Barre For Beginners
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 BEST PART: YOU CAN TRY IT RISK-FREE!
ARE YOU IN?Now that you know what the IBBFA Barre Certification Program is all about– that it will help you: …and that getting your Barre Certification is:
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL?