DANCEPL3Y Kids Instructor Training [ONLINE: On-Demand]

DANCEPL3Y Kids Instructor Training [ONLINE: On-Demand]

Develop Physical Literacy and Get Kids Active with Dance | taught by Elise Gilbert

Course description

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

This specific Fall Cohort offers you coaching and accountability check-ins so that you can complete the training in time to offer Fall/Winter 2020 Programs.

Fall 2020 Cohort: 

-Live Orientation Call Sunday, October 18th with Master Trainer, Elise Gilbert
-Online, self-paced learning modules
-Downloadable Program Manual
-Choreography Notes and Tutorial Videos
     PLUS: 1:1 coaching & Personalized feedback from your Master Trainer!

Your online Fall cohort learning experience will be hosted by Master Trainer, Elise Gilbert and Children's Fitness Expert and DANCEPL3Y Program Creator, Melanie Levenberg

During your online 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 and 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.

(Estimated time for course completion: 16hrs)


  • 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


Part 1: Modules 1-4*
Part 2: Modules 5-13*
(included in initial course fee)

*Course modules include opportunities for direct feedback and interaction with Master Trainer.

$497 USD
*Payment plan available (click HERE for monthly payment plan option)

Your course registration includes 6 months access to the online course area.

Once you have completed your online course Part 1 and Part 2, 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 ($227 USD/year), 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.

Elise Gilbert
Elise Gilbert
Master Trainer

Elise is an Ontario Certified Teacher who grew up in Collingwood, Ontario. When she was three her parents enrolled her in ballet and she fell in love right away! Dance quickly became her outlet and happy place. It showed her the positive impact that physical activity could have on one's overall health, and gave her a way to express herself. 

However, as she got older and her training intensified, and she found that increasing emphasis was placed on performance and physical appearance. 

In 2018, she discovered DANCEPL3Y while attending teacher’s college at Queen’s University. Right away she wanted to know more about the program, because the message behind it aligned perfectly with her personal philosophies around dance and mental health.

So, she completed the DANCEPL3Y Kids online course and hasn't looked back since!

As a PL3Y Instructor her goal is to give children a different experience with dance than the one she had by exposing them to different styles, in a safe space where they feel comfortable to be themselves.

Course Curriculum

Welcome to the DANCEPL3Y Kids Instructor Online Training
*Orientation Call [Recording]
Getting Set Up For Success
Course Community - Discussion Board
Module 1: About DANCEPL3Y Kids
Module 2: Master Class
DANCEPL3Y Kids - Course Playlist
Module 3: Choreography
Module 4: Coaching Styles
Master Trainer Feedback Time!