Intellidance® Kids Teacher Certification

Have FUN on Purpose with Intellidance®!

Imagine If...

You could bring the benefits and JOY of dance and music to preschool children!

You had a fun, yet effective curriculum that nurtures cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development!

You didn't have to spend hours creating lesson plans and teaching resources!

You could truly make a difference in the lives of young children!

Bring the JOY and BENEFITS of Dance and Music Education to your Community with Intellidance® Kids!

Intellidance® Kids is a unique creative dance and music curriculum and teacher training program created to foster holistic development in children ages 3-5 years. Research shows that dance and music activities offered in a loving, safe, multi-sensory environment enhance life long learning and neural development.

Connecting dance and music concepts provide opportunities for young children to explore, discover, learn, and create using multiple senses and intelligences. By addressing the possibilities and benefits of dance and music education, Intellidance® Kids provides an innovative approach for young children to move-to-learn and learn-to-move!
Intellidance® offers a playful and creative approach to movement and music education in the early years. The program model combines exploration and discovery with dance, music, and play designed to nurture our youngest learners. The Intellidance® Method is based on current best practices and recommendations in early childhood development, international dance and music education standards, coupled with child and teacher-approved fun! 
Intellidance® Kids is designed for children who are ready for a dance and music adventure! Kids will explore dance and music concepts through imaginative play while developing movement skills, balance, flexibility, and coordination. Instrumentation, songs, sensory props, and simple choreography will support the development of musicality and self-expression, helping all children become confident movers and shakers!
Intellidance® Founder, Jessica Baudin-Griffin (B.Ed), has trained professionals from all over the world in the Intellidance® Method, using conceptual teaching practices to increase the awareness of the benefits of developmentally appropriate early childhood dance and music education and experiences. Jessica has taught early childhood dance and music education and teacher pedagogy in a wide variety of settings including: dance studios, community centres, preschools, daycares, special educational programs, elementary schools, and post secondary institutions. 
Working in different educational settings has given Jessica a deep appreciation of the importance of music and dance education at all ages and an understanding of the different needs of early childhood professionals. Jessica brings this experience and knowledge to her teaching training programs, providing an educational model that is both strong in methodology and flexible in implementation. Jessica is committed to helping other teachers find success, satisfaction, and joy!

Physical Development

Body Awareness & Control

 Balance & Proprioception

 Fine & Gross Motor Development

 Coordination & Automaticity

 Sensory Integration

Cognitive Development

Anticipation & Prediction

 Problem Solving & Planning

 Expressive Communication

Language Development 

 Pattern Recognition

Emotional Development

 Self-Esteem & Confidence

 Social Skills & Interaction

Peer & Cultural Appreciation

 Bonding & Empathy

 Self-Expression 

Become a Certified Intellidance® Kids Teacher!

The Intellidance® Kids Teacher Certification trains professionals in the best practices in developmental dance and music education for young children.

You will receive training in how to structure, plan, and implement developmentally appropriate dance and music programming for Kids between the ages of 3-5 years. 

Your training will include:

Intellidance® Method Foundations Course

  • Introduction to the Intellidance® Method

    • The Intellidance® Child Learning Philosophy
    • The Intellidance® Classroom Community
    • The Intellidance® Teacher
  • Moving and Grooving: Conceptual Early Childhood Education

    • Conceptual Dance Education
    • Conceptual Music Education
    • The Intellidance® Method: Combining Conceptual Dance and Music Education in Early Childhood
  • Bodies in the Know, Minds on the Go: Brain-Body Integration in Early Childhood

    • Infant Reflexes
    • Developmental Movement Patterns
    • Automaticity
    • Brain Play for Early Childhood
    • BrainDance for Early Childhood
  • Manage Your Way To Success

    • Positive Management in Early Childhood
    • Managing Parented and Unparented Classes
    • Fun Flow Strategies: Music and Movement Transitions and Routines

Intellidance® Kids Program Design Course

  • Intellidance® Kids Development

    • Physical Development
    • Cognitive Development
    • Social-Emotional Development
    • FUN.... on Purpose! 
  • Intellidance® Kids Class Design

    • Lesson Plan Design
    • Lesson Implementation
    • Observation of a complete Intellidance® Kids Class
    • Program Practicum: 1 Video assignment submitted online to earn your Certified Teacher Status.  Individualized feedback will be provided to ensure your growth and success!

We strive to empower early childhood professionals to feel confident delivering impactful dance and music activities that support children's learning needs and build a collaborative classroom community!

Our online certification platform combines written training manuals with lecture videos, activity demonstration videos, and live class videos over a series of self-paced, progressive lessons to ensure your growth as an early childhood educator and success as an Intellidance® Kids Teacher!

Testimonials

What's Included? 

Ready-To-Go Curriculum

  • Intellidance® Kids Lesson Plans: Core Curriculum Lesson Plans for each Intellidance® Kids Concept. 
  • Intellidance® Kids Core Curriculum Activity Guide: Activity Guide with 200+ Intellidance® Kids Activities Organized by Concept. 
  • Intellidance® Kids Seasonal Lesson Plans: 3 sets of  progressive Seasonal Intellidance® Lesson Plans for Fall, Winter, and Spring. (30 weeks of pre-made curriculum)
  • Intellidance® Kids Lesson Plan Template: Build your own custom lesson plans using the Intellidance® Method. 
  • Intellidance® Kids Video Library: Hundreds of video demonstrations of Intellidance® Kids Activities and teaching tutorials.

 

Additional Supports

  • Intellidance® Method Community Network: Access to our private international online Intellidance® Teacher Community! Continue to learn and collaborate with teachers from around the world using the Intellidance® Method. 
  • Intellidance® Spotify Playlists: Access to pre-created Intellidance® Playlists on Spotify 
  • Intellidance® Teaching and Business Webinars: Continued professional development to ensure your growth and success!
  • Intellidance® Premium Teacher Shop: Additional teaching apparel, props, and merchandise exclusive to our certified teachers!

Ready-To-Go Business Materials

  • Intellidance® Kids Promotional Photos
  • Intellidance® Kids Promotional Video
  • Logos and Branding Elements
  • Customizable Marketing Templates
  • Customizable and READY-TO-GO Social Media Materials
  • Registration Forms, Waivers, Attendance Lists, Gift Certificates and MORE!
  • Intellidance® Kids Teacher Profile and Class Listings Page on www.intellidanceclasses.com



The Intellidance® Online Learning Platform

Want to know more about what you can expect from our online learning platform??

In this video, we'll take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of our online program from registration to certification completion!

Parents LOVE Intellidance®  Kids!

It has been a great pleasure that my daughter Makenna participated in Intellidance® Kids.  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!

Danielle Smith
Fitness Professional and Mother, Canada

Intellidance®  is the most INTELLIGENT dance program for young children available. After trying a variety of preschool dance programs, I was frustrated with the lack of actual movement time my son was experiencing in class and the amount of time standing in lines copying the teacher.

Intellidance® provides a creative, developmentally appropriate way for preschool children to experience dance! My son was encouraged to move all class and learned so much through creative play. I loved attending the sharing day and seeing the many ways each child in the class interpreted the dances under the gentle guidance of Ms. Jessica. Thank you so much for creating a dance program that puts the child first!

Sally Clark
Educator and Mother, Canada

Join Other Teachers Experiencing Success with Intellidance®!

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!

~ Alaina Smith Certified Intellidance® Teacher, Canada

Intellidance® Early Years Certification FAQs

How long does it take to complete the Intellidance® Early Years Certification?

Online Certification Programs
All online courses are self-paced, allowing you to move through your training based on your own schedule. You are given 12 months to complete your certification program(s), but individual completion rates vary based on number of hours a day a student can dedicate to the course materials and assignments.

The full Intellidance® Early Years Teacher Certification (Babies, Tykes, Tots, and Kids) takes approximately 60 hours to complete all course requirements. 

Our NEW Progressive Certification model gets you teaching and growing your business at a faster rate!

  1. Complete the Intellidance® Foundations Course ✓ 
  2. Complete the Intellidance® Babies Course ✓
  3. You are now certified and ready to teach Intellidance® Babies!!!! 

Upon completion of each program course, you will receive a NEW certification to teach Intellidance® Tykes, Tots, and Kids!

Individual Program Teacher Certifications in one curriculum only take approximately 20 hours to complete.

What do I require to take online courses?

To complete Online Certification courses you will need:

  • A computer or tablet with high speed internet
  • Microsoft Word or Pages
  • A PDF viewer program to download digital resources (we recommend Adobe Acrobat Reader- you can download it free here!)
  • A video camera for practical assignments (this can be as simple as the camera on your phone)
I don't have a background in early childhood education. Can I still take the course?

Yes! We have successfully trained many professionals who do not have a background in early childhood education. The most important thing is that you love young children and are willing and eager to learn! 

I don't have a background in dance or music. Can I still take the course?

Yes! We have successfully trained many professionals who do not have a formal background in dance or music. The most important thing is that you love to dance and sing, and you are comfortable expressing yourself through movement. If you can march, jump, gallop, skip, hop, turn, sing in tune and move to a beat, you can teach Intellidance®!

We have successfully trained early childhood teachers, dance teachers, music teachers, librarians, fitness instructors, occupational therapists, early intervention specialist, and psychologists in the Intellidance® Method. All of these professionals have found meaningful ways to apply the Intellidance® Method to their professional practice. 

What kind of assignments will I need to complete during the Online Intellidance® Early Years Certification?

Throughout the course you will complete written and practical (video) assignments to support your learning:

  • The Intellidance® Classroom Sensory Experience -Intellidance® Method Foundations Course (Written Assignment)
  • Intellidance® Activity Videos (5-8 minutes) of yourself leading an Intellidance® activity from each program (Program Courses)
  • Intellidance® Babies Safety Guidelines Video (3-5 minutes) of yourself demonstrating the safety and positioning guidelines for dancing with Babies (Babies Program Course Only)

Assignments are uploaded directly to the course platform. You will receive individualized, written feedback that:

  • Identifies and celebrates your UNIQUE teaching strengths
  • Addresses areas of improvement
  • Provides you with SPECIFIC, ACTIONABLE strategies to support your continued GROWTH as a teacher, no matter what your level of experience!
What if I have a question while I'm taking the online course?

Easy communication with the Intellidance® team is available through the course messenger service and via the Intellidance® Method Network Group on Facebook.

I want to start an Intellidance® business in my community, but I don't have my own studio...

No problem! Many of our Certified Intellidance® Teachers have built successful mobile Intellidance® businesses in their communities through partnering with other facilities and renting spaces. Ideas for places to run classes include:

  • Community Centers
  • Yoga/Fitness Studios
  • Dance Studios
  • Churches
  • School Gymnasiums
I am a studio owner interested in bringing Intellidance® to my studio. Do all my teachers need to be trained through you?

Yes, anyone teaching the Intellidance® programs must take the Intellidance® Method Certification. This ensures that all teachers receive the same level of training and maintain the Intellidance®  high quality standards. It also removes hours of work from your already full plate, allowing you to easily grow your teaching team, while you focus on your business growth! 

Studio owners interested in training multiple teachers may contact us for more information on our group discounts!

What are the ongoing membership fees?

Membership Fees:
Membership fees for Intellidance® Teachers are $99 USD/year.

Your first year of Team Member Fees are included in the cost of your certification!

What's Included:

  • Non-Exclusive rights to use the Intellidance® name and trademark and offer the Intellidance®  programs for which you are certified to teach
  • Access to seasonal progressive curriculums and lesson plans
  • Access to Video Library
  • Access to Intellidance® Method Courses
  • Access to Business Resources
  • Access to Marketing Materials
  • Teacher Profile Page and Class Listing on www.intellidanceclasses.com website
  • Webinars for ongoing professional development
  • Membership to the Intellidance® Method Network (private Facebook group)
  • Access to the Intellidance® Premium Shop 

Intellidance® Method Teacher Certification Registrations 2021

Secure your spot by contacting us to be placed on the priority registration list and receive an early bird discount!

 

Winter 2021

Priority Registration January 3-10

January 11- February 14, 2021

Spring 2021

Priority Registration March 22-31

April 1-April 30, 2021

Summer 2021

Priority Registration June 7-13

June 14- July 9, 2021

Fall 2021

Priority Registration September 24-30

October 1- October 31, 2021

Ignite Your Love of Teaching

Our goal is to ignite your passion for early childhood dance and music education, increase your confidence, expertise, and satisfaction as a teacher, and accelerate your business profitability and success!