Hooping Teacher Training



Hoop Dance Teacher Training Programs


Category SaFire Dance
Trainer: SaFire


Trainer: Christabel

Trainer: Hoopalicious

Trainer: Diana

Hoola-Fit Trainer: Abby Albaum

Levels and Cost

Level 1 & 2 - $495.00


Level 1 - $369.00
Level 2 - $269.00
Level 3 - $369.00
Level 4 - $269.00
Level 1 - $700.00
Level 2 - $700.00
$975 to $1499 (all-inclusive retreats in tropical locations) Level 1 - $395.00
Level 2 - $245.00

Multi Level Class Format


Length Completed online with a minimum of 2 months in the classroom before being allowed to apply for certification. Eight Hours each Level
Exams last two hours of each day
Levels must be taken in succession starting with Level 1
Level 1 - Two days (24 hrs.)
Level 2 - Two days (24 hrs.)
4-6 Days in a retreat setting. Level 1 - One day (8 hrs.)
Level 2 - One day (4 hrs.)

2-Day, 16 Hour Training


Associations -

Approved by AFAA

ACE pending

Approved by: AFAA - Approved by: ACE, AFAA ACE (Participants earn 1.6 Continuing Education Credits)
Supplies Provided

Level 1 & 2
- Access to Private Hoop City Teachers Network with 200+ articles on teaching.

- 240+ page color textbook
- 12 Beginner Lesson Plans

- How to teach kids.
- How to: Write lessons, workshops, teach multi-level classes, trick breakdowns, self-reflections, and more.

- Ongoing list of activities, exercises and hoop games.
- Personal feedback from SaFire

Level 1
- Teaching Manual
- Instructional DVD(s)
- Music CD(s)
- Access to Private Instructor Forums & Support

Level 2
- Teaching Manual
- Instructional DVD(s)
- Music CD(s)
- Access to Private Instructor Forums & Support

Level 3
- Teaching Manual
- Instructional DVD(s)
- Access to Private Instructor Forums & Support

Level 4
- Teaching Manual
- Instructional DVD(s)
- Music CD(s)
- Access to Private Instructor Forums & Support
Level 1
- Lesson plans
- 100 page teacher's manual
- Promotional materials
- HoopGirl® Hoop Moves Catalog
- Mini Press Kit

Level 1

- Teaching Manual including sample lessons plans, liability releases, and resource lists.

- Hoop Revolution Core foundation DVD

Level 1
- Teaching Manual
- Standard Fitness Hoop
- Instructional DVD
- Hoop Mix Vol. 1 CD
- Certificate of completion

Level 2
- Infinity Travel Hoop
- BodyHoops Shirt
- Water Bottle
- Hoop Mix Vol. 2 CD
- Certificate of completion


100+ Page Teaching Manual, Class Music CD, sample liability waivers, sample press release, sample lesson plans

Distance Training Available Yes


Levels 1 & 2 Combined

Levels 3 & 4 Combined

Yes No No No
Certification Details Optional: $95.00, Valid for 2 years.

Optional Annual Licensing $125/Year

Certification valid for 2 years.  Recertification available in-person, on-line, or retreat.

Valid for 1 year
Licensing: $99.00
-Free for first year, $100 every year after that. Licensing: ? $99 Optional Annual Licensing (Valid for one year)
Certification Benefits

- Ongoing online support & forums
- Curriculum updates
- Online Listing

- Discounts on Hoop City Classes
- 15% off LuluLemon

- Ongoing online support & forums
- Wholesale Options
- Instructor Apparel
- 15% off Lululemon
- Licensing Benefits Include:
- Curriculum updates
- Online listing
- Referrals
- Media opportunities
- Ongoing online support
- Online listing
- Referrals
- Wholesale prices
- Media opportunities
- Licensing
- Ongoing online support - Curriculum updates - Online listing - Referrals -

- 1.6 ACE CEC Credits

-  Online Support and Referrals,

-  Online Bio listing and link on hoola-fit.com

-  Instructor discounts on hoops & gear.


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Comment by Kate Morris on March 17, 2011 at 9:24am
hey!  i am interested in doing the distance training for Hoopnotica.  Does anyone know how long it would take for me to become certified?  I have a gym that is interested in me teaching there, but can't start the class until I get certified, and I would like to start soon!!!  Hopefully if I work really hard I can complete the certification quickly!!!   Thank you!!!

Comment by SaFire* on March 7, 2011 at 7:44pm

Hi GlitterBug,


The training is a distance training provided through Hoop City. The 2 months in the classroom means that you cannot apply for certification until 2 months after you register and have had the time to implement the lessons and write lesson reflections. Let me know if you have any other questions.



Comment by Jodi Maunster on March 7, 2011 at 9:44am
Hey SaFire, I'm really interesting in your teacher training, what does the two months of classroom time look like? and where in edmonton are you located?

Comment by SaFire* on March 3, 2011 at 7:51am
Hello Lisa,

I saw your comment on the teacher training page. There are distance trainings available through Hoopnotica, HoopGirl and my program available through Hoop City. From what I know Hoopnotica and HoopGirl both have a more fitness focused program than mine. My training is very open-ended, I offer information on marketing you classes, setting up a healthy learning environment and guiding group activities. I offer detailed lesson plans but also provide you with feedback on how to write your own lessons so you can customize the program to suite your needs. Let me know if you have any additional questions and feel free to message me directly about the detail of the program. If I was going to recommend any program based on your question other than my own I'd suggest Hoopnotica, I've heard their resources are excellent and they have collapsible hoops at discount for instructors. I don't have any products, instead there is a chapter and instructions on how to make you own hoops to sell to students.
All the best,

Comment by Silver Hoop Groove Cardio Hoop F on March 1, 2011 at 2:21pm

Confused here ;-)  I am looking for distance training to teach at a dance studio where they teach Zumba.  I want a program where there is great training of course, promotional items or help in marketing, and possibly discount on items, etc.  Also, if there are questions with anything there is quick feedback or help available.  I have gotten some great advice so far.  I would appreciate any feedback or guidance. 

Thank you. ;-)

Comment by Lorna-Deliriously Hoopy on February 20, 2011 at 2:56am
p.s I love that you have made it so accessible and comprehensive.

Comment by Lorna-Deliriously Hoopy on February 20, 2011 at 2:53am

Hi SaFire

I am interested in your distance teacher training, is it possible to do an instalment scheme as I haven't got all the cash upfront?

I guess I could buy the seeding classes first then save up......

Lorna UK

Comment by SaFire* on December 6, 2010 at 10:47pm
Hi Meg, it means that when you are in the classroom you have full access to all the content and when you are ready to certify you complete seven assignments with no processing/grading/certification fee. Two years later you complete a new assignment (assignments listed in the classroom) and submit it for review (processing cost $50.00). This will allow me and yourself to reconnect as you continue to grow as an educator and it helps me confirm that you are still working actively as a hoop instructor and still concerned with your development.
Comment by Meg on December 6, 2010 at 10:09pm
SaFire, could you please explain what you mean when you say:

Valid for 2 years
Free the First Time
$50.00 Every time after

Does this mean that upon completing the program, you're only considered a certified teacher for two years? What do you do at the end of those two years? The certification goes away? I was hoping you could clarify that for me, thanks :)
Comment by Arsyn- Of the Exentrix on November 24, 2010 at 1:02pm
Okey dokey, thank you!! :D

Comment by SaFire* on November 24, 2010 at 12:57pm
I would suggest looking into Public Liability Insurance as well. I'm not sure what kind of liability teacher training programs provide. I do not insure my teachers, since it is a global training is it their responsibility to find insurance.
Comment by Arsyn- Of the Exentrix on November 24, 2010 at 11:58am
Its mostly legality issues im worried about. Coming from an energy therapy backround if u dont have the right massage or medical certification u can get sued for all your worth. So I was thinking mostly of getting hoop certified asap so that my current teaching is legal (idk if thats an issue or not) and wen I hav the money going back and taking the classes.

Comment by SaFire* on November 24, 2010 at 11:58am
Tokyo: It is not mandatory to be certified or to do teacher training in order to teach classes. Since you have an education background you'll have an advantage in that you understand the learning process. If you already have a Bachelor of Education then really you'll want to consider why kind of class you'd like to offer and what training experience you wan to have. My program is very broad in the sense that it focuses on teaching in general, not just specific to hooping. Since you already have a teaching background you may be more interested in taking a program that will focus on other skill sets. HoopGirl's, Hoopnotica's and BodyHoops' are more fitness based and HoopRevolution is a mentoring program aimed to help you guide students in their hoop journey. Each program has their benefits and just like anything else, you'll get out of it what you put into it.

Comment by SaFire* on November 24, 2010 at 11:51am
Arsyn. You'd have to contact individual providers to see if you could challenge the test. I would assume though that this is unlikely. Personally, I would not allow someone to challenge the test because the test and certification is not the point. The process is the point and without it, the program would not be a complete experience. Also, you have to ask yourself why you want to be certified. Is it so you can say "I'm certified" or is to have the growth experience that comes with taking a teacher training?
Comment by Tokyo Sunshine on November 24, 2010 at 11:10am
I recently started teaching a hoop class but am an art teacher already, so i'm wondering if it is necessary for me to become certified and which program would be the most beneficial?

Comment by Michelle Whitley.ChellySpinsAlot on September 3, 2010 at 10:30pm
I'm SO excited!! It feels like CHRISTMAS!! I just signed up for Safire's teacher training & I'm about to FLIP OUT! WOOT WOOT!! It's time to work with a PRO! :o)
Comment by Arsyn- Of the Exentrix on August 5, 2010 at 12:28pm
Is there any way that I can challenge for my Instructors license/certificate? Because I dont have the money to take all the classes. I know most of the moves (of course I'll finish up learning the last few), and teach often and effectively. I have a large following on youtube who watch and learn from my tutorials. So instead of spending all the money and taking the classes and then testing. Can I just test without the classes? If I can, how and where?

Comment by Amelia Simhanandi on June 23, 2010 at 6:16am
i did hoopalicious' mentor training back in january...it was incredible. not only did i get to explore an incredible place (joshua tree) but i met a bunch of really wonderful people. The teacher training helped me be able to explain almost anything, and improve my skills tenfold. I also had the realization this morning that i'm not so sure it matters which training you do so much as just doing something wonderful for yourself. also take into consideration your values, are you interested in the technical aspects? spiritual? have fun :)

oh and p.s. anah is the shit <3

Comment by Sphereale on June 10, 2010 at 11:50am
has anyone done the training offered by hoopalicious?

Comment by Kathy (HoopKat) Bellamy on April 8, 2010 at 8:12pm
I am registered for Hoopnotica Training May 15/16, 2010. Can't wait!

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