The Discoveries Pole Dance Instructor Home Study Course is designed to teach the experienced* pole dancer how to teach safely and effectively. Instructors will be provided with the tools needed to teach a safe, structured, student-centered pole fitness class. Participants will learn which muscles are used for pole dancing, joint anatomy, joint-protection techniques, injury prevention, conditioning exercises and in-depth teaching techniques. Special attention is paid to teaching inversions and spotting students. Movement modification is presented for both the struggling and advanced learner. Proper class structure will be reviewed and lesson plan templates are included. Students will be required to pass a written and practical exam upon completion of the course material. * Students are expected to have mastery over beginning and intermediate pole moves. This is a class on HOW to teach pole moves. It is NOT designed to teach new moves to students.