DANCEPL3Y Kids Instructor Training (Online)

Develop Physical Literacy and Get Students Active with Dance | taught by Melanie Levenberg


The DANCEPL3Y Kids Online Instructor Training Course is designed for Recreation Leaders and Fitness Instructors who want to launch local classes to get kids active with dance. 

During the online training, instructors will learn how to create a motivating and safe space where children ages 6-12 can get playful and have fun as they develop physical literacy through dance. 

Course participants will develop 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. 

Instructors will gain an understanding on how to teach an effective dance-fitness class that develops physical literacy and fundamental movement skills, while fostering a playful and positive class environment.

(Estimated time for 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.

Once you have completed your online course Part 1 and Part 2, you will have the knowledge and skills to become a Certified DANCEPL3Y Kids Program provider. In order to obtain full certification, you must submit a video of yourself teaching DANCEPL3Y to a group of children ages 6-12. Following your successful practicum assessment, you'll be eligible to become a licensed DANCEPL3Y Kids Instructor through our Engineers of Awesome Membership Program.

Melanie Levenberg
Melanie Levenberg
Creator of DANCEPL3Y

Melanie G Levenberg is an author, international speaker, TEDx presenter and holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning.  As the Chief PLAY Officer at PL3Y Inc. she specializes in building local leaders who are passionate about physical literacy and inspiring kids to be healthier, happier humans. 

Melanie is an engaging and inspiring keynote speaker and workshop leader who travels the world to help teachers infuse more positivity and playfulness in their pedagogy. She has worked with corporate, private and not-for-profit organizations to design and deliver innovative physical literacy programs, workshops, retreats and trainings.


Welcome to the DANCEPL3Y Kids Instructor Online Training
Getting Set Up For Success
Module 1: About DANCEPL3Y Kids
Module 2: Master Class
Module 3: Choreography
Module 4: Coaching Styles
Master Trainer Feedback Time!