Becoming an Intellidance® Instructor
Do you love to dance, sing and play? Is your background in childhood development or education? Are you seeking a fulfilling, flexible career that allows you to build a successful business while meeting your personal and family needs?
Are you a studio owner wanting to implement a high quality early years program at your studio to increase your profitability and competitive edge? Are you struggling with how to get started? Are you struggling to find the time to create lesson plans? Do you not have enough hours in your day to train teachers on how to implement successful programming for this specialized age group?
Certifying in the Intellidance® Method and becoming a Licensed Intellidance® Team member could be the solution you have been looking for! Read on to see the opportunities Intellidance® can offer you.
The Intellidance® Advantage
The Intellidance® Method is based on current best practices and recommendations in early childhood development and education, coupled with child and caregiver approved fun!
Intellidance® founder Jessica Baudin-Griffin (and mother of two!) has spent over 10 years developing the Intellidance® programs and thriving business model with the thousands of families who have attended her sold out classes. The outcome is the Intellidance® Method, which combines dance, music, and play to nurture early childhood development, while strengthening the caregiver-child bond and provides a proven business model of success!
Intellidance® Method Certification
The Intellidance® Method Certification program trains professionals in the best practices in early childhood dance education. Participants will receive training in how to structure, plan, and implement developmentally appropriate dance programs for 4 different age groupings:
- Babies (ages 3-11 months)
- Tykes (ages 12-24 months)
- Tots (ages 2-4)
- Kids (ages 3-5)
The Intellidance® Method Certification program is completed online under the guidance of creator Jessica Baudin-Griffin. Participants will be responsible for completing a series of written and practical assessments to complete their certification.
The Intellidance® Method Certification program fee is $1200.00 (USD).
The Intellidance® Method Certification was developed to provide a flexible, training option for international students with a variety of life and work needs. Students are given 12 months to complete the course, but individual completion rates vary based on number of hours a day a student can dedicate to the course materials and assignments. We have had students successfully complete the course in as little as 6 weeks. Students who are working full time are able to complete course within 4-5 months by dedicating a few hours weekly to their studies. However, as a dedicated mother and business woman myself, I understand unexpected situations can come up with our family and work lives, so I like to provide my students with a stress free learning experience, which is why we grant 12 months to complete the course.
The course consists of 6 modules. The modules include:
- Six online course books with supporting videos of Intellidance® classes and activities.
- Digital download of the course books (for those who prefer to read the course information in paper form)
- Supplementary resources to download with printing option:
- Activity Guides for each Intellidance® program (over 500 activities)
- Sample Lesson Plans for each concept explored in each Intellidance® program
- Lesson Plan Templates for each Intellidance® program
- Development guides for ages 0-5
- Music Recommendations
Throughout the course students will complete a variety of written and practical (video) assignments. These include:
- The Intellidance® Classroom Experience Using your 5 Senses (module 1)
- Developmental Synopsis for each Intellidance® program (modules 3-6)
- Intellidance® Lesson Plan for each program (modules 3-6)
- Intellidance® teaching practice videos (2-3 minutes) of yourself leading an Intellidance® activity from each program (modules 3-6)
Assignments are uploaded online, reviewed, and then students are sent feedback. If a student is not successful at one or more parts of the assignment, they will be sent specific feedback on what needs to be changed. The student will then resubmit the updated assignment to be reviewed again.
Throughout the course students can easily communicate with their facilitator via a course messaging system. This allows students to ask questions throughout the course and ensure a successful learning experience! Students are also invited to join the private Intellidance® Certificate Network (on Facebook) to discuss, share, and collaborate with Intellidance® students and teachers from around the world!
Please note: Completion of the Intellidance® Method Certification does not grant you permission to advertise your classes/practices under any of the Intellidance® program names, use any Intellidance® branding or images, or have any ongoing relationship with Intellidance®. To run Intellidance® programs in your community or at your facility, you must become a Licensed Intellidance® Team Member.
After successful completion of the Intellidance® Method Certification program, you will have the opportunity to become a Licensed Intellidance® Team Member.
As a Licensed Intellidance® Team Member, you will benefit from our high quality programs that families cannot get enough of! At the same time, you will have the freedom of becoming your own boss. You decide when, where, and how much you work! This leaves you the flexibility of meeting your personal and/or family’s needs.
Licensed Intellidance® Team Members continue to receive business and teaching support, resources, marketing materials, and professional development for a low annual licensing fee due at agreement renewal each year.
Intellidance® offers two different Team Member Options:
Intellidance® Licensed Instructors work independently, teaching Intellidance® programs in their community.
Intellidance® Licensed Facilities work on a larger scale, bringing Intellidance® programs to their community. Licensed Facilities are granted a regional exclusivity radius (based on area demographics) around their facility providing them a competitive advantage in the early childhood market in their community. Licensed Facilities also receive a discount on certification fees for instructors teaching at their facility, allowing them to grow their Intellidance® teaching team.
As an Intellidance® Team Member your annual licensing fees provide you with the resources and supports you need to build a successful business in your community!
Licensed Team Members receive:
Access to the private Intellidance® Team Area:
- Updated Curriculums with new Intellidance® activities for each Intellidance® program annually.
- Comprehensive Video Library of Intellidance® activities updated regularly.
- Intellidance® Licensee Forum to network with other Intellidance® instructors and discuss new class activities, teaching tips, new information related to early childhood development, discuss business development, marketing strategies, and information related to business growth.
- Intellidance® Marketing and Business Materials (electronic files of marketing materials)
- 20% Discount on teaching and business development resources sold in the online Intellidance® Shop.
Team Member Intellidance® Page on Intellidance® website including:
- Instructor biography and photo
- Class schedule
- Contact information
Please contact us for our detailed Licensing Information Package.
*Please note: Licensing Fees are determined on area demographics and will be determined during the licensing process. For information on our licensing program please contact us.
People LOVE Intellidance®!
Intellidance® Licensed Instructor Team Member
Intellidance® has enriched my teaching and has made me a more confident teacher. I use Intellidance® as a preschool teacher, I teach several Intellidance® classes a week in my community, and I also use the program in my preschool ballet classes. I absolutely love the programming we are continually provided, along with all the new music I have been introduced to. Jessica is wonderfully positive and encouraging!! Her on-going support in my new business adventure has been very much appreciated. Intellidance® has provided me the opportunity to work with a young family doing what I love and provide a fun, educational class to families in my community that I really believe in!
Beatrice Leung Morison
Physical Therapist and Mother
My two children have been dancing with Jessica from the time they were babies. Intellidance® has offered both my son and daughter opportunities to learn and advance their movement skills, coordination, and balance through music and play. Each level, from babies to kids, introduces new challenges and progression.
As a health care professional, it is amazing to watch my own children and others, develop and change throughout each session! Jessica's cohesive lesson plans include fresh materials and music with unique and personal takes on popular rhythms and songs. Her background in education, special needs, and movement is evident in her teaching style.
Parents have as much to learn in Intellidance® as their children. You will discover new ways of fostering development and to use music and play to implement them.
Intellidance® is an innovative approach to early childhood development!
Certified Intellidance® Instructor
The Intellidance® programs are such a joy to teach. I love watching the children and their caregivers explore all the different ways their bodies can move, without being told that what they’re doing is right or wrong! Intellidance® Babies has shown me just how much very young children observe, absorb, and express information presented to them! It’s very rewarding to watch young babies smile with delight as they interact and play with their mom, or to see a 6 month old child bop and groove to the beat of the music. A number of moms have thanked us for teaching them different activities to do with their babies at home, and for providing valuable developmental information about their babies. They feel empowered and knowledgeable regarding their baby’s development, instead of overwhelmed.
Jessica’s training program not only gives the basics of the Intellidance® programs but also the “why” behind what we do in class. Understanding why we do what we do gives the instructor a much deeper understanding of both natural child development and how specific activities can foster that development. Jessica also allows for individual instructor creativity within the lessons so that you feel confident as an instructor. There are comprehensive lesson plans that allow you to easily and seamlessly teach a class with both Jessica’s ideas as well as your own. I have been a dance teacher for a number of years, and never have I felt more supported and knowledgeable than when teaching the Intellidance® programs.
Intellidance® Licensed Facility Team Member, J'Adore Dance Studio
Taking the Intellidance® certification course re-ignited my passion for teaching dance to young children. Jessica provided us with many visual and hands-on learning opportunities. Observing Intellidance® Babies, Tykes, Tots, and Kids classes made the learning authentic. These observations allowed us to see how each class is structured while taking note of Jessica’s “little tricks” to keep the participants engaged.
While creating my lesson plans, the early childhood development charts helped me to analyze, synthesize, and apply the information into my own plans, thus creating developmentally appropriate and engaging lessons. The Intellidance® community is incredibly supportive and I am thrilled to be a part of it!
I signed up for the Intellidance® Babies class upon recommendation from a good friend of mine and it quickly became the highlight of the week for my daughter and I. I highly recommend this class!!! I especially loved that despite the range of ages in the class, there was truly something for every age from 2-12 months. I watched as my daughter grew from a shy 6 month old who spent most of the class glued to my side, to an independent and very social 1 year old. I also appreciated the learning opportunities that Jessica presented at the beginning of every class as well as the articles and blog posts made available every week. This class is a great opportunity to bond with your child while also nurturing their emotional and intellectual development. I am looking forward to starting the follow-up class (Intellidance® Tykes) with my daughter this summer!
Fitness Instructor and Mother
It has been a great pleasure that my daughter Makenna participated in Intellidance®. Makenna is a free spirit like all preschoolers, and she flourished in a dance class that did not specify exact movements required for children to mirror, but for children to use dance to explore their natural movements and creative dance. Makenna has a strong sense of self and enjoys freedom to move with music and song. Attending Intellidance® strengthened her independence of body movement and expression! My only regret was not having her in more classes!
Thank you Jessica for developing this program and providing it to all!
Upcoming Intellidance® Certification Course Dates
To ensure our students have the best learning experience we limit the number of students in each of our course intake dates. The Online Intellidance® Method Certification will be available for the following upcoming course intake dates:
- April 15, 2017 (registrations will open on March 6, 2017)
- June 15, 2017 (registrations will open on May 1, 2017)
- October 1, 2017 (registrations will open on August 1, 2017)
Registrations for each course intake will be available in the Intellidance® Shop prior to the course start date.