How to become a certified dance fitness instructor

Become An Instructor - SHINE Dance Fitness

SHiNE Instructors are so much more than fitness coaches. They are:

  1. Life changers who create a space for students to come alive and gain confidence on AND off the dance floor.
  2. Booty shakers who know how to get down and not hold back, allowing students to do the same. That’s when the magic happens!
  3. Smile makers who know the value of play and don’t take themselves too seriously. Every SHiNE class is full of smiles and authentic joy, and the world needs more of that!

Who can be a Shine Instructor?

We want to tell you right here and now – you DON’T have to be a certain weight, age, or have any dance experience to be a SHiNE Instructor. We’re looking for leaders who are passionate about making a difference in their own life and the lives of others. We want people who value connection and see the bigger picture beyond burning calories and building muscles.


Join other future SHiNE instructors from around the world by participating in a personalized online training program led by the Founder of SHiNE, Kendall Nielson, as well as a dedicated Mentor to guide you through this positive experience. Because SHiNE Instructor training is extensive and we do not want to overwhelm future Instructors, we’ve found the most effective way to do training is over a 3-week period. You’ll get an email every Monday with new content to review and assignments to keep you engaged and connected. You’ll also participate in a weekly virtual call with your training Mentor. SHiNE is recognized by AFAA (11 CEUs Live, 10 CEUs Online), NASM (1.1 CEUs Live, 1.0 CEUs Online), and ACE (1.5 CECs Live, 1.4 CECs Online) as a Continuing Education Provider.

Live, 1-day trainings are offered on occasion, so be sure to see what trainings are currently available!

Live and online trainees are required to submit a video of themselves teaching the signature SHiNE warmup and two pre-selected routines. We’ll walk you through this process so you feel prepared and confident to teach your first official SHiNE class. Here’s what some of our Instructors have to say about the training process.

I appreciate that you’re very clear in what you’re looking for and evaluating in the SHiNE instructor training process, but more than anything, I feel like you’ve created a safe space for gals of any dance skill level to feel comfortable to start out and grow. I’m impressed by the community you’ve created and grateful…

Thanks to SHiNE for an amazing, life changing course that has built my confidence so much!  Thank you for providing literally the best training mentor in the world, and for creating the best brand in the world with the best culture and values.

I am loving this Instructor online training ~ it has been such a fun, helpful, and personal stretching time for me.

This training has been so thorough and helpful in developing me as an instructor. I am a lot more conscious when I learn a new song that I follow the formula of learning choreography, memorising the music, verbal and non verbal cueing, and focussing on the STUDENTS, instead of worrying about ME trying to deliver…

It was really clear in terms of what we needed to do. The evaluation came across as a way to help us become better instructors to ultimately give our participants a more positive, effective, safe and fun experience. It was also clear that the team at SHiNE’s intention is to be supportive, constructive and kind…

Start your own Shine class. Get certified today!



During SHiNE Instructor training, we discuss the power and fundamentals of dance fitness. Participants learn the seven qualities of a successful SHiNE Instructor, as well as how to create a playlist that is safe, effective, and FUN! We teach you the signature SHiNE warmup and break down technique, choreography, cues, modifications, student engagement, and showmanship. Most importantly, you learn to build your own SHiNE Tribe by creating community and opportunities for connection.


SHiNE Instructor training is a one-time investment ranging from $249-$299 depending on training format and early-bird options. This includes CEUs through AFAA (11 CEUs Live, 10 CEUs Online), NASM (1.1 CEUs Live, 1.0 CEUs Online), and ACE (0.7 CECs Live, 1.47 CECs Online).

After completing training and submitting your evaluation video, you’re eligible to join the Instructor portal and our private Instructor Facebook group with hundreds of fellow SHiNE Instructors from all over the world! Joining the Instructor portal grants you access to TONS of perks (check out the list below), and the support in this community is like no other – you feel the love right away! To gain access to all the resources and support, an ongoing SHiNE Instructor Membership is purchased for $24.99/month or $255/year (best value). 

Depending on your chosen business model, you may need to independently lease a location, secure group fitness music licensing and/or liability insurance. SHiNE Dance Fitness does not provide these services but can definitely give recommendations.

Benefits of being a Shine Instructor

  • Full access to our original choreography library (350+ routines & more added monthly!)
  • Monthly Instructor support calls with our Founder & Instructor Relations Manager
  • Oodles of marketing materials including graphics, flyers and high-quality images to promote your classes
  • Join our active, supportive, global “Instructorhood” group on Facebook
  • Discounts on merchandise, including exclusive Instructor items
  • List your classes and contact info on our website

Are you ready to build your own SHiNE Tribe? We’re ready for you! Get certified to teach SHiNE Dance Fitness today!


SHiNE was exactly the right program for me… and my students agree!  Numbers just keep going up at our studio!

SHiNE rekindled my passion for dance and made me feel empowered, confident, and strong.

There is no greater feeling than hearing your favorite inner warrior song blasting while dancing from your heart… surrounded by a tribe of inspiring women.

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Can I do a partial payment?

Yes! You can make a partial payment for either training option, the 1-Day Virtual Training, or the Live In-Person training. You can pay half up front and the remaining half 4 days before your scheduled training event. Simply choose the "Make A Payment" button for your desired training.

What and how much do I have to pay after I have completed the training?

Once you've completed your training and passed your virtual assessment, you will need to activate your subscription to The D3CK for $30/month. Our online membership portal is where all of our G3 instructors get the resources and materials they need to set them up for success.

Your first 2 months are FREE and you have a couple more options to save even more! Choose a quarterly subscription and only pay $26. 70/month or choose the annual subscription for only $25/month.

Every month subscribed to The D3CK; you will receive weekly choreography and 1 new exclusively curated DJ Set.

What's the difference between the Virtual Training and the In-Person Training?

The only difference between the two is whether or not you'd like to train in-person or virtually from the comfort of your home. Either 1-Day training goes through the entire training course in one 9-hour workday. There will be 30 minutes set aside for lunch and 2 - 15 minute breaks. After you complete the day, you will have 30 days to complete the online quizzes and submit your video assessment of proficiency.

What happens after I've completed my training?

After the training, you will have 30 Days to demonstrate proficiency in our format by filming yourself doing the Intro-Speech + Warm-up, 3 eight counts of choreography, and Cooldown + Exit-Speech.

All of this will need to be filmed and submitted to us in 3 easy steps. Each person will receive dedicated feedback and be given a pass or practice. Once passed, you officially become a G3 and will be certified to start GROOV3ING! AND. . . you'll get immediate support to help you see success within the first 90 days!

**Once officially certified, you have 1 year to activate your subscription before having to retake the training.

What happens if I don't pass the certification?

You can take some time, practice, and try again! After the 3rd attempt without passing, you will have to retake the training.

Do I need to have dance experience?

Even though our dance floor is meant for everyone, it does help to have either dance or teaching experience. You can always take a virtual GROOV3 class to get started.

You can find a class near you by clicking here or you can check out our on-demand streaming option to experience a class from home by clicking here!

What am I responsible for as an instructor?

  • Be prepared for your 1-day live training
  • Complete the online quizzes post-training
  • Submit yourself on video showing proficiency in the format within 30 days of training
  • Once passed, secure a venue to launch your new class (don't worry, we are here to help you with that!)
  • Use our provided marketing materials to promo your new classes! 3-5 social media posts a week is recommended.
  • Engaging with your students and spreading the joy of dance!
  • 1 social event every 6 months is recommended
  • A monthly subscription of $30 is required for continued access to The D3CK.

How do I prepare for my Virtual Training?


  • Clear your schedule
  • Review the Training Manual and informational videos on The D3CK
  • Clear a space in your home or studio where we can see your full body and be uninterrupted
  • Make sure you have a camera attached to your computer
  • Make sure you have clear audio
  • Have a reliable internet connection

How do I prepare for my In-Person Training?

  • Clear your schedule
  • Review the Training Manual and informational videos on The D3CK
  • Bring something to take notes on
  • Bring water and a snack
  • Get ready for an incredible and life-changing day!

How soon after I submit my video assessment will I know if I passed?

If you record and submit your video assessment within 30 days of completing the 1-day training, you will be notified within 7 business days if you passed or need more practice.

What's all included in the video library of The D3CK?

There are 15 comprehensive videos for starter choreography, breakdowns of main class elements, and grooves. You will also have access to 3 sets of choreographed routines and 4 DJ sets right away to help get you started.

After that, every month you are subscribed to The D3CK, you will get new weekly choreography and monthly DJ sets which you can use as often as you like.

How often do I get new choreography and DJ mixes?

Every month subscribed to The D3CK they will receive new choreography every week and 1 new curated DJ set every month.

What if I decide to no longer be a G3 instructor?

We'd be so sad to see you go! But we understand that things happen. We offer an option to freeze your account for limited periods of time. You are also able to cancel your monthly subscription to The D3CK at any time.

How can I inquire about hosting a training in my area?

What if I have more questions?

We're here to help! Feel free to email natalie@groov3. com with any questions you have and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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Dance directions in fitness today are considered one of the most promising directions for conducting group classes, since the combination of sports and dance techniques is available to almost everyone. There is a vacancy for a dance program instructor in almost any fitness club, and obtaining such a profession can be a good prospect for further employment. At the Pedagogical College of Fitness, you can be trained as a dance fitness instructor in a form convenient for you: in person, in absentia or remotely via the Internet.

Learn the details of training dance programs

Specialty: Dance program instructor

Learning time: from 3 days to 6 months

Class schedule:
Top-studied time (any days weeks)



  1. human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics
  2. aerobics (basic level)
  3. latino aerobics
  4. zumba
  5. belly dance
  6. strip aerobics
  7. jazz modern
  8. street aerobics (street dancing)

Payment: lump sum/installment plan

Dance fitness trends are popular all over the world. Clockwork zumba, romantic jazz modern and seductive belly dance, framed in a fitness format, will always find their client. Dance instructors are needed by everyone and always - from elite fitness clubs to private dance schools and charitable organizations. Author's manuals and an individual approach, bright practice and experience passed on to you by the best coaches and teachers in St. Petersburg and abroad are the key success factors for building a career in the field of dance fitness.

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  • Administration
  • Teaching staff
    • Blumenberg (Voloshko) Yulia Vladimirovna


      Work experience – 18 years

    • Alina Albertovna Razina


      Work experience – 7 years

    • Harutyun V.



      Work experience – 8 years

    • Shevchenko Daria Andreevna


      Work experience - 8 years

    • Igor Sergeevich Savin


      Work experience – 6 years

    • Marina Vladimirovna Plekhanova

      Dean of full-time studies

      Work experience - 19 years

    • Kuruleva Karina Sergeevna


      Work experience – 5 years

    • Gorodilov Kirill Alexandrovich


      Work experience – 9 years

    • Potapov Daniil Anatolievich


      Work experience – 6 years

    • Irina Vasilievna Loginova

      Senior trainer-teacher

      Work experience – 6 years

    • Xenia Alexandrovna Fedorova


      Work experience – 6 years


Professional Fitness Training - National Fitness University


Volgograd State Academy of Physical Culture

Bachelor of Physical Education degree in Physical Education (specialization: Athletics)

Volgograd State Academy of Physical Culture

2009 - 2010

Qualification of a specialist in physical culture and sports in the specialty "Physical culture and sports" (specialization: fitness aerobics) -aerobics.

Fitness experience – 10 years

Has been working for ALEX FITNESS for 6 years, from the opening of the club in Volgograd to the present.

Position: instructor of group programs and personal trainer

Additional education:

2009 - Volgograd State Academy of Physical Culture

Continuing training under the program: "Classic, reflex and acupressure"

2010 2010 2010 2010 – FITNESS ACADEMY

Seminars on the topic:

"Instructor of the Stretching direction"

"Methodology for conducting Stretching classes"

"Step professional"


on the topic:

Seminars on the topic: ConditionBody

- Zelikova Oksana

"Fundamentals of rational nutrition" - Lapin Vladimir

"Fundamentals of strength training" - Lapin Vladimir

"Methodology of strength training in group programs" - Zelikova Oksana

"Cucle 1, 2 level" - Klimov David

2012 - seminar: "Yoga connecting fitness" (Teacher - HULIO DIEGUEZ PAPI)


Seminar: "Aerobic / Step. Combinations and variations" - Oksana Zelikova


Trainings on the topic:

"Training with diseases of the musculoskeletal system" - Sergey Kayukov

"Sales of personal services" - Sergey Kayukov

2017-2018 2017-2018 - SMART FIT

Seminars on the topic:

“Biomechanics of strength exercises. Methods of strength exercises in group programs" - Zelikova Oksana

"Diagnosis of ODA" - Zelikova Oksana


"Pilates Mat Work" - 16 hours (Churkaev Grigory)


Training course "Yoga in a hammock" - Valeriy Makarov

2019 - EVOTREN trainers' advanced training platform

Training by topics: 9M. Kurbatov » - Gribanova A.

2020 - Platform for advanced training of trainers EVOTREN

Training on topics:

"Principles of diagnosing ODA" - Oborin M.

"Analysis of work with RumbleRoller" - Oborin M.

"Principles of recruitment muscle mass "- Oborin M.

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