Discover the art of teaching 
preschool dance classes

EDUCATION | INSPIRATION | CERTIFICATION 

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Do you want to build a solid foundation of preschool-aged dancers to fuel your business for long-term success? 

Do you have an energetic teacher that is an amazing dancer and loves children but needs to learn the art of teaching?

Are your teachers struggling with classroom management and feeling overwhelmed?

What if there is a better way to set them up for success by equipping them with the skills, they need to deliver effective and quality classes that inspire them?

As children's needs have changed, teachers need to be properly educated and equipped so that they can engage and entertain students – providing high student retention for years to come. 

Let us help you educate your teachers and set them up for success. 

 

What can you expect

from Principles of Preschool Dance?

Education

Learn the latest research on brain development, learning styles and classroom management skills to deliver quality instruction that is engaging and inspiring.

Inspiration

With educational tools your teachers will take their teaching to the next level and be inspired by the success they experience in the classroom with simple and effective communication skills.

Certification

Complete with a teacher certification you will have peace of mind you are setting up your teachers and students up for success. 

Developed by early childhood specialists and studio growth coach Cara Poppitt

Principles of Preschool Dance is here to provide education, inspiration, and certification all online for your convenience. Developed by early childhood specialists and studio growth coach Cara Poppitt this well-rounded teacher certification will wow your preschoolers and parents. 

This is your chance to enjoy peace of mind, quality programming and done for you teacher training. We know that the foundation of your dance studio starts with preschool dancers and this is your invitation to increase retention and grow your dance studio. 

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Meet Your Early Childhood Master Trainers

Cara Poppitt

Program Designer, CEO
B. Comm, B.A, Zumba, AFLCA, High Five

As an established dance studio owner of 15 years, Cara understands the many demands placed on you and the need for continual growth. She is a growth coach for Dance Studio Owners Association reaching more than 35,000 studios weekly.

As a mother of three young children and previous creative director for a large signature series in a fitness franchise, Cara understands the importance of effective teacher certification and how it improves your retention and quality.

She is delighted to share Principles of Preschool Dance with others to inspire, educate and certify teachers in the art of teaching.

She holds certifications in dance, yoga and fitness and belongs to Alberta Fitness Leaders Association and the Dance Studio Owners Association. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in marketing and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in psychology. Cara received numerous awards including Global Television’s Woman of Vision, DSOA Innovator of the year, DSOA best product/service of the year.

Jen Gores

Early Childhood Expert

Jen graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Kinesiology (Adapted and Therapeutic Physical Activity) and a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Physical Education). Her love of teaching has led her to over a decade-long career.

Jen has been involved in sport and recreation for over 25 years, working and volunteering for not-for-profit, community, and municipal/provincial/national organizations with experience as a front-line leader, coach, counsellor, programmer, program specialist, and supervisor.

For eleven years, she worked on an array of community development opportunities within City of Calgary Community and Neighbourhood Services and City of Calgary. She was also part of the City of Calgary - Recreation Access and Inclusion Team, building e-module and in-person training to strengthen connections with diverse community groups, completing a comprehensive scan of Canadian municipal fee assistance programs and creating multiple inclusive play resources for Calgary families.

Jen is also a HIGH FIVE® Master Trainer and has facilitated over 1200 hours of HIGH FIVE® content across Canada.

Jen Smith

Early Childhood Expert

Jen’s career in recreation began 21 years ago when she became a support worker for adults with disabilities which quickly established a passion for working within the disability community.

While still living in Ontario, she developed and facilitated a Youth Leadership Training program for Rainbow Day Camp, became the Program Coordinator at The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Toronto office, and took on a rewarding leadership role at Trails Youth Initiatives, a provider of outdoor experiential education for vulnerable youth.

In addition to being a HIGH FIVE Trainer and NCCP and Sport for Life Learning Facilitator, Jen has also been a Healthy Play Trainer for the last ten years and is excited to now be one of the only Canadian Healthy Play Facilitators and Classroom/Play Consultants providing training and classroom/play consultations to recreation, sport and education groups across Canada - she is excited to continue to advocate for play and healthy child development!

Courtney Sproule

Snap Dance Studio

"We just tested the program – this teacher training is so valuable. My teachers are less overwhelmed and more confident leading dance classes. They have changed from a teacher mindset to a leader mindset... I highly recommend this for all dance teachers to learn the Principals of Preschool Dance."

Amanda Hunsley

Prestige Dance Academy

"Wow – this is a game changer. I watched the instructional videos and took notes to share with my team as it is so valuable. As faculty, we need new skills to reach children, especially after covid. I am so excited to bring this to my studio and know the investment is already paying off." 

Your teachers will learn how to:

✔️ Wow your parents
✔️ Inspire dancers
✔️ Manage and redirect behaviour
✔️ Teach to different learning styles
✔️ Implement games that reinforce dance steps
✔️ Understand the foundations of dance

Your studio will benefit by having:

⭐️ Quality instruction
⭐️ Effective lesson plans
⭐️ Increased retention
⭐️ Confident teachers
⭐️ Happy parents
⭐️ Engaged dancers

                

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Your teachers will be certified to deliver high-quality preschool dance instruction. Investing in your teachers will allow you to be the go-to studio in your area.

Course Lessons: 

  1. Power of Connection

  2. Leadership & Strengths 

  3. Early Childhood Fundamentals

  4. Growth & Development 

  5. Learning Styles 

  6. The Power of Play

  7. Setting up Your Program for Success

  8. Supporting Children With Various Needs and Abilities

  9. Fostering Positive Behavior

  10. Teaching Blocks

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