Instructor Qualification Program | February 2020
Take your passion and skill in pole fitness to #neXtlevelmovement. Join the Polecats Manila Instructor Qualification Program this February 2020! For the first time ever, we are holding Modules 1 and 2 back-to-back, preparing instructors to teach Intermediate levels by the end of the full program.
The main objective is to deepen one's understanding of the art and science of pole fitness. Module 1 of the course prepares one to teach Pole Beginners 1 and 2 levels, covering basic tricks and spins, anatomy and physiology for pole dance practitioners, injury prevention, conditioning and flexibility pointers, and much more. In Module 2, you will learn to guide students through the next part of their pole journey, with more difficult levels of tricks and sequences. Included are new conditioning tools, spotting techniques, and teaching cues, appropriate for a more advanced level of pole tricks and sequences. You may opt to take only one module this February, or you may also opt to take both.
Graduates of the program are now part of our current faculty, and some have even built their own studio with what they had learned from the course. We have also held this in Cebu, for Gold’s Gym JCentre, and Butuan, for Terra Nostra studio.
This 80-hour program is fit for both seasoned instructors as well as students who simply want to learn more about the sport. If you think you are ready to take your love of pole fitness to the next level, fill out the form below!
2020 Program Dates:
IQP MODULE 1: Pole Beginners 1 and 2
February 1 and 2
February 8 and 9
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
IQP MODULE 2: Pole Intermediate
February 22 and 23
February 29 and March 1
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
One must be a graduate of Polecats Manila’s IQP MODULE 1 for Pole Beginners 1 and 2, or the equivalent of other Pole Teacher Training courses [for example, Xpert Pole Fitness Level 1 & 2] to take part in Module 2
Polecats Manila, Ortigas | 22nd Floor, Strata 100 F. Ortigas [formerly Emerald] Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig 1604, Metro Manila, Philippines
A student must be Pole Intermediate 1 level or higher [or the equivalent of this in your own studio], to take part in the Instructor Qualification Program. If from other pole studios, two or more years of consistent pole experience, with a consistent circus climb
A student must have First Aid Training certification to take part in the program. [This can be accomplished in one day, prior to the start of the program.]
All sessions start and end on time. We are always prompt, so be sure you arrive mentally, emotionally and physically prepared to learn!
Please bring food and drinks for yourself for the whole day. Select vendors near the studio will be open during the time we conduct class in case you’d like to purchase from them. You may also bring a refillable water bottle as there is a dispenser at the studio for everyone to use.
Please wear comfortable attire and be ready to get on the pole at any time in the session, in case we need to re-enact a student-teacher scenario.
A student is not allowed to miss or be late during a session, or else he/she will forfeit the certificate. The certification proves that one has learned, trained and finished a certain number of hours for the program, so one will not be able to claim a certificate should he/she miss or be late to a session.
Php 80,000 for Modules 1 and 2 | Php 45,000 for one module [you must take Module 1 before taking Module 2]
Early Bird Rate:
Php 70,000 for Modules 1 and 2 | Php40,000 for one module | Until January 10, 2020 ONLY.
Payment Method Details:
Cash or credit card payment at the studio. For credit card payments for the Regular Rate, we accept 3-month instalment at 0% interest. For Early Bird Rate, credit card payments must be a one-time transaction.
Bank Deposit :: Account Name: Polecats, Inc. | BDO Account Number: 0028 6031 5566 | RCBC Savings Account Number: 0000009024972017
Check Payment: Please make checks payable to "Polecats, Inc."
J O E D | Polecats Manila
Five years ago, I would never have thought I would be doing pole fitness. More so, becoming a pole instructor.
I decided to join the Polecats IQP in the hopes of learning more about my body and the pole. I was never the strong, athletic type. My body is very slow in learning physical stuff – never played sports, nor had any dancing background. I even have sweaty hands and feet, stiff body and short limbs. Not the best combination to someone who does pole fitness. Thus, learning about how I can maximize what I have is what I always aim for. The IQP program is ideal for that. I got to have an in depth understanding of the body and the pole. It has also equipped me with how I can create a program for a class to be able to share my love for the pole.
I started out just wanting to learn more about this sport rather than really teaching it. But pole really surprises you, now I am able to handle a class of my own and even teach a number for the annual student showcase.
The IQP program has helped me be a better student and teacher at the same time. It has triggered my passion to share what I love and learn more about it.
M A R G A | Polecats Manila
The Polecats Instructor Qualification Program is definitely one of the highlights of my pole journey. I loved pole so much from day 1, that I felt excited to have the opportunity to teach others. Of course, in classes we do teach each other as fellow students, but the teacher training takes it to the next level - ensuring you are equipped to teach in all aspects.
It starts off with the basics - anatomy, equipment, contact points, injury prevention and basic flexibility & conditioning aspects. Then, you learn how to structure classes and how to teach the transitions, spins and tricks - and of course, how to spot. You realize (even more) that teaching is a big responsibility. You owe it to your students to come prepared, and to make your class fun, yet challenging also.
I always say that the teacher training program not only helped me become a teacher, but it also allowed me to become a better student. I am able to understand and analyze new tricks better from the foundation I learned.
I definitely recommend the Polecats Instructor Qualification Program - not only for those who want to teach, but for those who would like to take their pole learning to the next level. It has definitely taken my pole journey beyond limits.
F I O N A | Polecats Manila
J I L L E Y | Polecats Manila
When I first tried out pole, it was just out of curiosity. It was something I never imagined myself doing for a long time and all the more, I never imagined myself as a teacher.
But since that first class, I got hooked. I’ve been doing tricks I never imagined myself doing, even the ones I found impossible for me to do! In my 4 years as a student, I realized that I, getting hooked with the sport wasn’t just about the spins and tricks, it was because I had the most patient and passionate teachers, supportive classmates and empowering community. I believe those what made me take the Polecats Instructor Qualification Program (IQP), to be able to not just teach spins and tricks, but to help create that empowering culture as an instructor.
IQP provided me a wholistic view of pole fitness as a sport and encouraged me to incorporate my own style. It has definitely given me a deeper understanding of movement, how the body works, limitations, the pole as an apparatus and a lot more beyond the surface!
What I appreciate the most is the fact that IQP was not just about the how-to’s of teaching and doing but it was more of creating and being the architect of such an empowering environment. IQP is beyond the curriculum and the sets of standards by the book, it’s geared to make students realize, appreciate and discover their strength and most importantly, love themselves more.
I R A | Chrome Divas
The IQ program gave me the guidance on how to establish the back bone of my studio which is providing safe and motivational aerial classes for all. The program provided me a 360 degree overview on both improving my pole skills and how I can best transfer these skills to students of all levels. I highly recommend this program to those wanting to learn more about their craft in pole fitness or wanting to become instructors.