A peek inside our online certification program

Are you interested in becoming certified to teach barre, but you’re a little nervous to take the online course? Take a peek into our online certification course and learn just exactly it entails.

Barre Certification is a completely online, work at your own pace program, available internationally. This allows you to take as much time as you need on any given section. You have immediate access to all the materials once you sign up. The course will take you through 10 learning modules. Each module includes lecture and exercise videos and quizzes that correspond with chapters from the PDF manual. The quizzes at the end of each module are not graded, but rather there to help you absorb all the important information and prepare for the Final Written Exam.


The 10 modules will go over everything you need to know to be a top-notch barre instructor. They are:

1. Introduction
We want to get to know who are and vice versa!

2. ABC’s of Teaching Barre
You’ll learn the ins and outs of organizing a barre class.

3. Definitions & Terms

It is important that you know, pronounce and use the ballet terms correctly. Our glossary will help!

4. Posture, Feet & Form

Safety is our top priority here at IBBFA.

5. Upper Body Anatomy, Exercises and Stretches

6. Lower Body Anatomy, Exercises and Stretches

7. Core Anatomy, Exercises and Stretches

8. Common Cues

You’ll learn how to cue exercises and how to correct improper form.

9. Client Scenarios and Class Outlines

We’ll take you through some real client scenarios to prepare you for everything. You’ll learn how to create class outlines as well as receive some of our favorites.

10. Written Exam

You’ll complete multiple choice, timed comprehensive test. You must score an 80% or higher to move on to the Practical Video.

Practical Video

Once you pass the Written Exam, you will move on to the final step,  the Practical Exam. The Practical Exam is a video submission showcasing the skills you have learned throughout your training! No need to stress, we’ll talk you through it step by step. Once this has been successfully completed you will receive your certification!

This may seem like a lot, but we our goal is to train competent barre instructors who have a passion for fitness and value safety.

When you sign up for the Barre Certification program, you become a member of our community. We are always just a click or phone call away to answer your questions. We are rooting for you!

We love all of our instructors. We keep in touch way after the certification program is complete because we want to hear how you are using your certification– we know you have brilliant ideas!

You never truly stop learning, so we created additional certification courses to add to your repertoire. Increase the intensity of your barre classes with Levels 2 and 3. Or teach to special populations, like offering a special prenatal barre class to your pregnant clients.

We hope learning more about what our program looks like from the inside will curb your curiosity! As always, we are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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