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Powerful Teaching: Step Choreography Course

by Petra Kolber and Rob Glick

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Type: Online Course

Item: C910319CEC


If you are currently instructing step and want to improve your teaching techniques, or you are thinking about adding step to your teaching repertoire but do not know where to begin, then this is the course for you. You’ll learn several shortcuts to being able to break down and analyze all step choreography so that you don’t have to spend hours trying to figure out the best way to make your choreography accessible for all students. Elevate your skills so that you can spend less time planning and more time communicating and inspiring your students.
By Petra Kolber, Rob Glick

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Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the building blocks to teaching success, including strategies to be a powerful communicator and motivator.
  2. Develop a class that emphasizes proper stepping technique, body alignment and safety from beginning to end.
  3. Discuss musical structure (beat, 8-count and 32-count phrase) and proper music selection for step classes.
  4. Identify eight different informational cues and proper timing of those cues so students are able to transition with ease and accuracy.
  5. Analyze and design step choreography that utilizes logical and balanced progressions, seamless transitions, appropriate layering and suitable options for all participants.

Course Content

Powerful Teaching: Step Choreography

About the Author

Petra Kolber

Petra Kolber IDEA Author/Presenter

Petra Kolber is an IDEA fitness spokesperson. Find out more about Petra and her DVDs (including 3, 2, 1 Dance) at www.petrakol

Rob Glick

Rob Glick IDEA Author/Presenter

Rob is the Senior Director of Group Fitness, Yoga and Cycle at Life Time. He was named the 2006 International Presenter of the Year by CanFit Pro and the 2005 Best Male Presenter by ECA. He holds a B.S. in exercise science and continues to bring cutting-edge education, programming and choreography to the fitness industry as a member of the creative team for EFI Sports Medicine’s GRAVITYSystem and continuing education provider for both ACE and AFAA. He is a master trainer on the Schwinn Cycling, BOSU as well as the co-creator of the SPRI Slanted Riser and 5 Star Instructor Development program. If you’d like to enjoy a workout with Rob, try one of the many fitness videos he has starred in, including newly released CORE Cuts, Progressive Yoga and More Amazing Cardio Combos’; tune into ExerciseTV where you’ll find him as one of the ‘Star Trainers’ or join Rob live as he teaches classes weekly at Life Time in Laguna Niguel.

1 Review

4.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by k rochelle simon on Jun 11, 2011

    make sure you get out of your seat for this video! Not having the additional handout made it difficult for me to understand what combinations were possible and the rewind button made it much easier for me to understand as a teacher instead of just as a student. As they taught the choreography kinetically (as a student) joining was easy, then as they broke down how to evolve and introduce, it was difficult to understand ONLY because of how fast they are going in the video, i am sooo glad i have the ability to rewind and recap at my own pace.

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