Training the Trainer Program

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.

Internship Training

The Shakti Dance® Academy offers this path of training, open to certified Shakti Dance® Teachers, to become a Shakti Dance® Teacher Trainer. 

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 is 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.
  • Observational Intern
    • Description
      • The participants’ application form was denied due to a leak of experience to become Assistant Intern Trainer
      • Observation of the TT process of teaching and trainers
      • By observing a full cycle of 24 days of a full Level 1 Shakti Dance TT and completing requirements of the Application form, the Observational Intern may graduate to Assistant Intern Trainer
    • Fee
      • €80 Annual Administration Fee
      • €60 Annual Academic Membership in SDA
      • €788 (50% of Academic Fee)
      • 100% of any related residential and travel costs
      • possible contribution to the venue cost (max. €35 per weekend) – check with the Program Organizer
    • Responsibilities
      • Help Trainers during the TT if needed
      • Attend at least 6 days of curriculum round being taught by Sara Avtar
      • Having profile filled in Teachers’ Directory
  • Assistant Intern
    • Descriptions
      • Direct assistance on TT
      • Assistant Intern learns how to organize the curriculum material, creating lesson plans, which they will then present
      • Assistant Intern will present a small lesson (approx. 2-3 hours including theory and practice)
      • the Assistant Intern has the opportunity to present the parts of the curriculum they have studied more deeply, during the internship. They are still under the guidance of the Mentor or Lead Trainer, who will support the Assistant Intern in creating their lesson plans, observe the lessons they teach, support them while teaching (if necessary), and give feedback
  • Fee
    • €80 Annual Administration Fee 
    • €60 Annual Academic Membership in SDA
    • 50% of the SD Teacher Training Program which participant will attend & 100% of any related residential and travel costs
  • Responsibilities & Duties
    • Two rounds of L1SDTT with attending at least 6 days of this second curriculum round being taught by Sara Avtar
      • If Assistant Intern started as IO then just one round of L1SDTT with attending at least 6 days of this second curriculum round being taught by Sara Avtar
    • 4 zoom or live meeting with mentor regarding its process
    • Live attendance on level 2 at least every second year
    • Individual Development Plan
    • Opportunity to assist group activities and host smaller groups for feedback sessions
    • During the phase of Assistant Internship, it may be possible for the Intern to present a small lesson (approx. 2-3 hours including theory and practice) during the training they are following, but the Intern may instead be asked to present a lesson on video or in the presence of other Interns at an encounter external to the training they are following.
    • The Assistant will now also be required to assist/facilitate the exam process.
    • Having profile filled in Teachers’ Directory
  • Benefits
    • Prefunding in the knowledge as a trainer
    • Personalized guidance process with the assigned mentor

The path of training to become a Shakti Dance® Teacher Trainer is offered by the Shakti Dance® Academy. This path is only open to certified Shakti Dance® Teachers. The process begins with the Academy approval of your submitted application.

Find more information in below listed documents making click on each topic:

Orientation ~ Shakti Dance® L1 Training the Trainer Process

Guidelines ~ Shakti Dance® L1 Training the Trainer Process

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If you are a certified Shakti Dance® Teacher and feel ready to begin training to be a Shakti Dance® Level 1 Teacher Trainer, below you can find the Application Form. 

Once your Application has been accepted, please pay the €80 Administration Fee with the PayPal Button below.

  • €80 Annual Administration Fee
  • €60 Annual Academic Membership in SDA
  • cost of mentoring sessions (this cost will be specified depending on the mentor and which SDTTL1 you will be attending)

 Internship Application Form

 Please provide the following information regarding entry requirements:

 Please think carefully about the following questions and write your answers to each question below:

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 The following should be enclosed with your application:

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 IMPORTANT NOTE:

Schedule an Interview:

Once your application has been received IN FULL, Shakti Dance® Academy will schedule an interview with you by phone, Zoom or SKYPE.

At the time of your Interview, the interviewer will make a recommendation, which they will share with you. If the interviewer recommends you and you meet the minimum requirements you will be approved as an Intern immediately.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements then you will be told this, and you may take the opportunity to ask for an exemption. In this case, your mentoring Lead Trainer should send a letter to SDA with reasons why an exemption should be made. This will then be reviewed and a decision will be communicated to you.

Please do not pay the registration fee before your Application Form is accepted. 

Acknowledge that the registration fee is no-refundable payment. 

 
 


Trainers' Further Training

  • Role of  Associate Trainer
    • Description
      • The Associate Trainer has some specialized areas of competence and can teach a part of the training (usually 10-30%, but no more than 40% which may be taught if the Associate Trainer is aspiring to graduate to a Professional Trainer)
      • With each round of Teacher Training, the Associate Trainer is invited to  aspire to teach different themed modules to increase their teaching range and extend their capacity
    • Fee
      • 100Euro per meeting with mentor
        • min. 4 personalized coaching with a mentor
      • €60 yearly Academic Membership in SDA
    •  Responsibilities & Duties
      • A steady personal sadhana is an important foundation for this.
      • Create at least one min 3-days retreat
      • min. 4 zoom or live meeting with mentor regarding its process
      • Live or online attendance at Level 2 at least every second year
      • Teach at least 2 modules every year
      • Being an active member of SDA with complete profile in Teachers’ Directory
    •  Benefits
      • Individual Development Plan
      • Associate Trainer will be paid to teach training modules according to the Trainers Fee Table
      • Scope for career growth
    • Going from Associate Trainer to Professional Trainer
      • By observing further modules of curriculum material that Associate Trainer has not yet taught, and by extending their teaching range to cover at least half of the curriculum, the Associate Trainers may graduate to be Professional Trainers. The Associate may decide to extend their capacity to become a Professional Trainer, in which case they will need to observe at least another round of all the modules they are not teaching, in order to deepen their knowledge of the other parts of the curriculum. In addition to this, they will need to teach some other themes/modules of the curriculum which they have not yet taught. This way they can extend their teaching range. The mentor will be instrumental in helping you develop your full potential as a Professional Teacher Trainer. This includes looking over lesson plans and/or observing the new material they are teaching and giving feedback. The Associate Trainer will also follow the agreed Individual Develop Plan with the mentor. This process may take more than one round. Once the Associate Trainer is able to teach all the material of the curriculum proficiently, and after a review of the Associate’s progress then they may graduate to become a Professional Trainer.

 

  • Professional Trainer
    • Description
      • Professional Trainer has the capacity to teach all modules of the curriculum and may teach up to 50% of the training
    • Fee
      • 200Euro annual fee
    • Responsibilities & Duties
      • A steady personal sadhana is unavoidable
      • Create a 6 week online course on SDA & teach at least one 3-Day Live Retreat
      • Organize and/or participate as a trainer in a masterclass for SDTT every year
      • 2 zoom or live meeting with mentor regarding its process
      • Live or online attendance at Level 2 at least every second year
      • Being an active member of SDA with profile filled in Teachers Directory
    • Benefits
      • Individual Development Plan
      • PT will be paid for their teaching regarding the Trainers Fee Table
      • can be involved in the evaluation process of the IT and AT
    • Becoming Lead Trainer
      • To become a Lead Trainer, the Professional Trainer must also go through the whole process of organizing and hosting an SD Level 1 Teacher Training on their own and must be able to sustain the whole training program single-handedly (they may employ a Local Organiser to help them). They must thereby demonstrate that they have the complete know-how, ability and overview to successfully run the whole training. The Lead Trainer will assist the Professional Trainer in acquiring these abilities and may request a fee for this assistance. Following a recommendation and a review with Sara Avtar, and if agreed, the Professional Trainer will then graduate to Lead Trainer
  • Lead Trainer
    • Description
      • The Lead Trainer is able to teach all the modules and has the capacity to independently organize and run from A-Z an SD L1 TT. The Lead Trainer may engage a Local Organiser to help them run the course.
      • The Lead Trainer may teach up to 75% of the training. The Lead Trainer may choose which other Trainers to invite on her team. Sara Avtar holds the right to teach a minimum of 20-30% on each training (although this may vary according to circumstances and continents).
    • Fee
      • 200€ annual fee
      • 60€ Academic Membership
    • Responsibilities & Duties
      • Create a 6 week online course on SDA & teach at least one 3-Day Live Retreat
      • Organize masterclass for TT every year
      • 2 zoom or live meeting with Sara Avtar regarding its process
      • Live or online attendance at Level 2 at least every second
      • Active member of SDA with profile filled in Teachers Directory
    • Benefits
      • Individual Development Plan
      • LT will be paid for their teaching regarding the Trainers Fee Table
      • Possibility to become a mentor for IT and/or AT

Associate Trainer Annual License
Cost: €54

Professional Trainer Annual License
Cost: €72

Lead Trainer Annual License
Cost: €108

 Trainers’ Application Form

 Please provide the following information regarding entry requirements:

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 Please think carefully about the following questions and write your answers to each question below:

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 The following should be enclosed with your application:

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Please do not pay the registration fee before your Application Form is accepted. 

Acknowledge that the registration fee is no-refundable payment.