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Become a Dance Fitness instructor with the Level 2 Laban Dance Fitness Certificate

Looking for a rewarding career as a passionate professional with flexible working hours and the continued support of an accredited national organisation?

Would you like to teach dance-inspired fitness classes, which are effective, safe and improve overall well-being for everyone?

It is based on Rudolf Laban’s Analysis of Movement. Laban was a dance theorist, teacher and choreographer who analysed movement. This course provides a unique opportunity to develop creativity using dance and movement ideas that will make your class different and stand out from other disciplines.

Train to teach dance-inspired fitness classes that are effective, safe and improve physical and mental well-being.

The KFA Laban Dance Fitness Certificate is £150.00 and this fee includes:

  • One full day virtual tuition with an experienced KFA tutor trainer and practical training day
  • Pre-course information and resources to complete home study, 3 worksheets, prior to course commencement
  • KFA Teachers Handbook (worth £33) a comprehensive publication and invaluable resource for all your teaching requirements
  • Learner portfolio which contains 6 take away plans to kick start your lessons
  • Access to further continuing professional development

For more details and an application form:

Contact:  Gilda Chambers  Email: kfatraining@emduk.org Tel:07979 750382

Access to this course is open to all.

If you already have level 2/3 qualification in movement, dance, fitness or equivalent then on completion of the LDF certificate you will be able to immediately teach with Laban Dance Fitness. The Keep Fit Association will appoint a mentor to support your Keep Fit career.

There is no problem if you do not have a current level 2 or above qualification in movement, dance, fitness or equivalent. Attending the day will have enhanced your knowledge and practical experience of Laban dance fitness. The Keep Fit Association will then assist you to access a convenient and recognised level 2 teaching qualification course endorsed by CIMSPA as soon as possible which on completion will then enable you to teach Laban Dance Fitness.

A Training Bursary is available to help with your training costs.

When qualified, you’ll enjoy:

  • Free teacher membership of the KFA for the first year
  • Free teacher insurance for the first year
  • Discounted music licence with PPL
  • Discounted CIMSPA membership
  • Support to get your new classes up and running
  • Comprehensive Continual Professional Development

CIMSPA CPD Points entitlement 10 points

For more details and an application form:

Contact: Gilda Chambers Email: kfatraining@emduk.org Tel:07979 750382

Specialise in the Older Adult client group with the KFA Sit & Stay Fit Module – endorsed by EMD UK

The Keep Fit Association Training Module for qualified Level 2/3 teachers will enable you to teach chair based classes. The module includes a combination of distance learning (minimum 12 hours) and six 3 hour online practical interactive learning sessions  (18 hours) CIMSPA CPD Points Entitlement – 10 points

Module Fee: £250.00 – EMDUK Open Bursary worth up to £125 (conditions apply)

Contact:  Gilda Chambers Email: kfatraining@emduk.org Tel:07979 750382

Teachers are our motivation and the KFA is their inspiration

Many of our teachers have personal stories about how teaching KFA Laban Dance Fitness has been life affirming for them. Here are two inspirational stories.

Why don’t you join the family and develop your career with the KFA sharing the joy of movement and dance

Keep Fit Association Teachers deliver creative  movement and dance exercise classes, which are effective, safe and improve all aspects of physical and overall well-being. This is achieved with Laban’s movement principles.

The Keep Fit Association offers career opportunities opportunities for all. When qualified KFA teachers enjoy long-term career income with flexible working hours and the support of an accredited National Organisation.

KFA teachers – Su Burton and Pauline Cockburn talk about their journey to teach KFA Laban Dance Fitness ……

Su Burton

With an active background in sports and a love of gym work Su became a longstanding member of Basildon Sports Council where she got to work alongside teachers representing the Keep Fit Association (KFA). Having enjoyed tap ballet and highland dancing as a child she was keen to give our dance fitness classes a try, and it was an astute KFA class member who spotted details of a KFA teacher training course in Hertfordshire and thought Su might be interested in signing up. as a former school science technician Su occasionally dabbled in taking sessions with sixth formers and enjoyed passing on her knowledge  so she found the idea of teaching dance fitness very appealing and joined the course.

Su found the home study focusing on anatomy and physiology easy to follow and to fit in around a busy lifestyle and she enjoyed t he online tests which helped consolidate learning in the lead up to gaining the Level 3 qualification. On the practical course training days she learned how to manage a group of people and help them to move safely to music with whole body movements, being mindful of offering alternatives where needed for some class members. This aspect of the course was very appealing as Su was keen to start non competitive class for people of all ages who struggle with very fast high impact work that forms a big part of todays’ fitness scene.

Having qualified in April 2016 Su took over an established class in Ingatestone from a teacher leaving the area and is also building a new weekly class in Noak Bridge,  Basildon. She is gaining more experience by standing in for teachers during holidays and like all our teachers, Su has developed her own style and ways of integrating Laban movement ideas into her fitness sessions. Su is passionate about seeing her class members progress, achieving improved levels of fitness and enjoying the social interaction with others.

One of the things Su enjoys about being a teacher with the KFA is the feeling of being part of a teaching community and the opportunity for mentoring. She has appreciated the support from other teachers who have been very willing to help Su in her transition from student to teacher, building her confidence during this crucial stage of her journey. Su says that her next step is to build on her knowledge of Laban’s movement with further training.

Pauline Cockburn

Pauline Cockburn qualified as a KFA teacher in 2015 and runs a successful weekly class in Hornchurch. In love with dance as a child, illness forced her to give up everything she was enjoying and it was not until recovering after a major operation that she went on a mission to dance once again. Aged 23, she signed up for classes in modern and tap dancing, went onto pass her exams, and finally  qualified to teach with the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD). She discovered her passion for teaching and set up tap dancing classes for adults and for children.

Balancing teaching a number of classes while managing a career and staying healthy was something of a challenge, and through her interest in dance therapy Pauline started to diversify. The Dancing Times sparked in interest in many areas and when she found Laban and KFA Pauline knew it would be right up her street. She out her name down for a teacher training course, and was delighted when South East Essex KFA announced the start of a Level 3 course in Upminster. In her mind she had already signed up for the course believing she would love it.

Despite her teaching background Pauline found that with the KFA she started to appreciate the physical benefits of movement that she was learning to put together for a class. Understanding what a movement is doing for the body, and that every movement has a physical benefit – whether skill or health related – was a new approach. As she says – KFA work is not just about technique, it’s holistic, knitting together Laban’s movement theory, creative choreography and a degree of mental and physical challenge.

Pauline loves teaching. For her it’s all about showing the way to class members who have not moved to music before and seeing them enjoy it so much. Observing their progress and achievements motivates her every week, particularly when she hears people say they are so glad they came through the door to give it a go.

Pauline values the support network that the KFA offers its teachers. She believes that the programme of professional development on offer, including opportunities for mentoring, is outstanding, and is not to be found elsewhere. She sees the KFA as offering true community dance – inclusive, welcoming and non-competitive, while offering events that provide opportunities for all who want to perform and compete. Her next step with the KFA is to learn more about working with older adults and running safe chair-based classes.

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