Training the Trainer Program

The Shakti Dance® Academy offers this path of training, open to certified Shakti Dance® Teachers, to become a Shakti Dance® Teacher Trainer. This process begins with approval of application submitted to the Academy.

This path is separate from the path of Shakti Dance® Level 1 & Level 2 Teacher Training Programs, which are designed to train Shakti Dance® Teachers, rather than training Shakti Dance® Teacher Trainers. However, the participation in Level 2 Teacher Training Programs are also a requisite for becoming a Shakti Dance® Teacher Trainer.

Level 1 Training the Trainer Program

The "Level 1 Training the Trainer Program" specifically trains certified Shakti Dance® Teachers to become Teacher Trainers in the Level 1 Shakti Dance® Teacher Training Programs.

This Training the Trainer Program consists of 4 different steps or levels:

  • Level 1 Intern Trainer
    Those in the process of training to become a certified teacher trainer of Level 1. The Internship generally consists of participating in 2-3 rounds of the Level 1 Shakti Dance® Teacher Training. These 2-3 internship rounds are in addition to the initial round of training to become a certified teacher. Towards the end of this process, the intern will teach several hours in a teacher training under supervision.
  • Level 1 Associate Trainer
    Certified teacher trainers who teach 2-4 days in a teacher training. In this role they continue to train, extending and broadening their teaching skills and experience.
  • Level 1 Professional Trainers
    Certified teacher trainers who have gained substantial experience and who teach up to 50% of a teacher training. In this role they continue to extend and broaden their teaching skills and experience.
  • Level 1 Lead Trainers
    Certified trainers who have the experience of teaching the whole curriculum and who have the capacity to put on, organize and sustain Level 1 training programs. Lead trainers teach up to 75% of a teacher training.