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Right after completing my exam I 1) rewarded myself with a new pole (a stainless steel 45mm x pert), cuz I earned it, and 2) ordered the materials for Discoveries Dance at home teacher training.
Angel provides you with some great anatomy lessons, exercises to strengthen said areas, techniques on spotting, several ways to teach a move, the different types of students you will encounter, among other things. Most importantly, the training teaches you HOW to teach, not what to teach. I really liked that aspect because it makes you think critically about the subject and analyze it in depth. Sure, you can be told what to teach and how to teach it, but does that really help you troubleshoot issues? Not at all. I feel this course did a good job of preparing you to handle tricky situations that will likely occur in class, in addition to analyzing movements and how to relay the information to your students effectively.
Angel was really great in responding quickly with feedback on the exam items. I can definitely recommend this course for those of you, like me, who can't travel to workshops, but have a strong desire to be trained in pole instruction.