Course Description

The DANCEPL3Y Kids Instructor Training Course is designed for fitness instructors and recreation leaders who want to learn how to lead high-energy recreational dance classes at their local community centre/fitness club, for a before/after school program, or virtually through online classes.

*This is a hybrid course in partnership with canfitpro, it combines online self-guided learning with one day of livestream training.

Your online learning experience will be hosted by Master Trainer, Matt Leung along with Children's Fitness Expert and DANCEPL3Y Program Creator, Melanie Levenberg. 

During your training, you'll learn how to create a motivating and safe space where kids ages 6-12 can get playful and have fun as they develop physical literacy through dance. 

You'll develop instructing skills and learn effective strategies on how to teach dance in a simple way, using a combination of traditional formations and our interACTIVE teaching approach. 

You'll also learn how to plan and deliver an effective and energizing dance class that develops physical literacy and fundamental movement skills, while fostering a playful and positive class environment.

Livestream Training: April 2nd from 9am-3pm EST via Zoom

Training Includes:

-1 day Livestream training
-Online pre-course materials
-Online Choreography Notes and Tutorial Videos
-Course Community Discussion Board
-6 months access to course area
-CECS: 4 FIS | 4 PTS 


  • Developing Physical Literacy and Promoting Playfulness through Dance
  • Becoming a DANCEPL3Y Instructor: Choreography, Culture, Coaching, Structure and Certification
  • Understanding Purposeful Playlist Planning, Coaching and Cueing.
  • Next-Level Instructing Skills: Teaching Using an Interactive Approach while Fostering a Positive Class Culture

*cfp members receive 30% off regular price

Once you have completed your online and in-person training, you will have the knowledge and skills to obtain certification status.

In order to qualify for the "Certified DANCEPL3Y Kids Instructor" title, you must submit a practicum assessment (via video) of yourself teaching a DANCEPL3Y class. In this video, you'll need to demonstrate that you are able to deliver a DANCEPL3Y class according to our internationally accredited program standards.

Following your successful practicum assessment, you'll be eligible to become a licensed DANCEPL3Y Kids Instructor through our Membership program (starting at $99CAD/month), where you'll get access to on-going choreography and program planning content.

By registering for this course, you agree to the following Terms & Conditions.

Master Trainer

Matt Leung

Matt Leung is a Professional Child who has spent over 15 years working with children and youth in the recreation and education sectors. He has facilitated trainings and workshops across Canada and the United States and he played a key role in the planning and implementation of the 2017 International Play Association conference hosted in Calgary, Canada. He is an expert at instigating play for all ages, has appeared on various media networks, and was recently featured in the newly published book, The Playful Life. Matt studied Global Leadership at Royal Roads University, where he focused on the impact of play and positivity in organizational culture. He is the Program Manager of Communities ChooseWell, a health promotion and community development program operated by the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association. He is also a former college football player, a podcaster, and sits on the Board of Directors for Outdoor Play Canada.

Course Price

Certification Bundle

  • $997.00

    $997.00DANCEPL3Y Kids: Certification Bundle

    This bundle has everything you need to launch In-person & Livestream DANCEPL3Y classes to children ages 6-12 including, the DANCEPL3Y Kids Instructor Training Course, DANCEPL3Y Business Module and Two-Year DANCEPL3Y Kids License & Membership.
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