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WHY GET IBBFA BARRE CERTIFIED? 7 POWERFUL REASONS

EARN MORE

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:

YOGA INSTRUCTORS

DANCE INSTRUCTORS

PILATES INSTRUCTORS

FITNESS TRAINERS

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).


GET RESULTS

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!

Flexibility

Agility

Balance

Core Strength


GET CREDENTIALED

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!



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!

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!

LAURA E, KAUAI, HI 
IBBFA Certified Instructor

GET CREDIT

EARN CE CREDIT FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION

The following organizations award continuing education credit to students who earn the IBBFA Certification:

10 CECs

12 CECs

10 CECs

6 CECs

1.2 CECs

1.2 CECs

4 CECs


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!

FRANCIE A, CENTRALIA, WA
IBBFA Certified Instructor

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.


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…..

MAXINE R, AUSTRALIA
IBBFA Certified Instructor                 

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ABOUT THE IBBFA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

It’s FAST!

IT'S EFFECTIVE!

It’s FUN!

And It’s Comprehensive– the IBBFA Certification Program Goes Far Beyond Fundamentals

This 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 Professionals

The IBBFA Barre Certification was created by a team of fitness and dance professionals with over 100 years of collective experience.

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, MA

Hallie 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, 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

The 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 Modules

1. 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

PROGRAM FEATURES

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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.
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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 5 hours of video) and an interactive quiz 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.
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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.
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Ongoing Support

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.
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Continued Education

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.

Level 2 - Intermediate Barre

Level 3 - Advanced Barre

Barre For Beginners

Prenatal Barre

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!

WENDY R, GREENWICH, CT
IBBFA Certified Instructor


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THE BEST PART: YOU CAN TRY IT RISK-FREE!

Satisfaction Guarantee:

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 Module 3, whichever comes first.


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:
…and that our students LOVE the program, you can try it RISK-FREE, and it PAYS FOR ITSELF, there’s really only one question left:

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL?