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 Intellidance®  Tykes Teacher Certification

Have FUN on Purpose with Intellidance®!

Imagine If...

You could bring the benefits and JOY of dance and music to caregivers and 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 families!

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

Intellidance® Tykes is a unique creative dance and music curriculum and teacher training program created to foster holistic development in children ages 12-24 months. 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 and caregivers to explore, discover, learn, and create using multiple senses and intelligences. By addressing the possibilities and benefits of dance and music education, Intellidance® Tykes 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 baby and caregiver-approved fun! 
Creeping, crawling, walking, bouncing! Little ones are now moving and exploring the world like never before. With busy little ones in mind, Intellidance® Tykes will focus on nurturing gross motor, emotional and social development, through movement concepts, circle dances, free exploration, songs and rhymes, and sensory activities. Caregivers will delight in watching their little ones curiosity and joy making friends and socializing with others.
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


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® Tykes Teacher!

Become a Certified Intellidance® Tykes Teacher!

The Intellidance® Tykes 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 Tykes between the ages of 12-24 months. 

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® Tykes Program Design Course

  • Intellidance® Tykes Development

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

    • Lesson Plan Design
    • Lesson Implementation
    • Observation of a complete Intellidance® Tykes 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!

What's Included? 

Ready-To-Go Curriculum

  • Intellidance® Tykes Lesson Plans: Core Curriculum Lesson Plans for each Intellidance® Tykes Concept. 
  • Intellidance® Tykes Core Curriculum Activity Guide: Activity Guide with 200+ Intellidance® Tykes Activities Organized by Concept. 
  • Intellidance® Tykes Seasonal Lesson Plans: 3 sets of  progressive Seasonal Intellidance® Lesson Plans for Fall, Winter, and Spring. (30 weeks of pre-made curriculum)
  • Intellidance® Tykes Lesson Plan Template: Build your own custom lesson plans using the Intellidance® Method. 
  • Intellidance® Tykes Video Library: Hundreds of video demonstrations of Intellidance® Tykes 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® Tykes Promotional Photos
  • Intellidance® Tykes 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® Tykes 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 take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of our online program from registration to certification completion!

Parents LOVE Intellidance®  Tykes!

I've taken Intellidance® Tykes with both my children and loved it! It's such an interdisciplinary program that meets and inspires young and growing minds. It's educational, physical and emotional component are outstanding. I would recommend this program!

Pheap My-Patrick
Mother and Educator, Canada

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!

Beatrice Leung Morison
Physical Therapist and Mother, Canada

Join Other Teachers Experiencing Success with Intellidance®!

I was introduced to Intellidance® in 2011 when my daughter was born. Intellidance®, and more specifically Ms. Jessica, taught me about my daughter's development in an easy to understand manner. I grew to be a more confident mother thanks to what I learned. When I discovered I was pregnant again when my daughter was 11 months old, I knew I didn't want to go back to teaching in the traditional sense with the school board, so I trained to become an Intellidance® Teacher.

Intellidance® has allowed me to continue to do what I love- be home with my children as they grow AND teach others dance, music and creative play. Intellidance® has also contributed to my daughter blossoming into a clever, affectionate little girl who adores interacting with people, and it has helped my son to thrive in an environment where he can develop his physical movement skills at his own pace. Our family has been truly blessed to be a part of the Intellidance® family!

~ Melissa Gibb 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 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 

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!