The Dancer’s Workout® (TDW) is a registered trademark and only those who are TDW-certified are allowed to teach it.  The Dancer’s Workout® classes have become some of the hottest dance fitness classes available for adult ballet, jazz, and hip hop dancers!   TDW Instructor Certification opportunities are available!  Once certified, you are welcome to build an enthusiastic TDW client base in the city/cities of your choice!



If you are a well-trained ballet dancer, you may have the qualifications needed to become a “TDW-Certified Instructor.”  Once certified by The Dancer’s Workout, LLC, you will be able to teach in any location in the US – your choice – including dance studios, health clubs, community centers, schools, etc.!

Here’s a little background about these classes and the TDW Instructor Certification program…

The choreography associated with The Dancer’s Workout® classes uses intermediate ballet, jazz, contemporary, pop, beginner’s hip-hop, and toning exercises and is very precise and unique to TDW.  To date, Jules has choreographed >25 TDW “masterclasses” – each masterclass lasts approximately one hour and uses the various dance genres mentioned.  Some classes have more ballet or more pop, but basically all of these classes use a little of each genre.  As you probably know from visiting our online classes, each of the classes are named (e.g., Later Alligator, Sunshine and Popcorn, Confessions, Twinkle Twinkle Naughty Boy, Casting Spells With All That Jazz, Good Girls and Dragonflies, etc.).  If you haven’t seen a TDW class yet, select ONLINE CLASSES above and follow the prompts to watch our free full sample class, called “Later Alligator.”  The password is TDWgift – Be sure to watch how the choreography builds across songs!

The overall body conditioning from The Dancer’s Workout® masterclasses is amazing.  We’ve seen former dancers who begin taking our classes drop 25-40 pounds within three-six months of starting these classes (look at our before and after photos under ABOUT US).  Amazing body transformations!  Each class, once you have learned it, burns up to 700 calories in one hour!  The bottom line is that these are FITNESS classes which use ballet, jazz, contemporary, etc., not dance technique classes, and they do wonders for the body and spirit!

The target audience of our students are women aged 16-60+ who took ballet when younger.  There are millions of women across the country who took ballet when they were younger.  In general we do NOT market these classes to non-dancers and beginners.  Instead, we focus on welcoming current and FORMER DANCERS who have not danced in years, as these are the ones who miss dance desperately and who want to recover their bodies.  Current and former dancers love these classes like crazy and are the most loyal students!

To become a TDW-Certified Instructor, you will first need to apply for acceptance into The Dancer’s Workout® Academy by demonstrating your classical ballet and general dance proficiency.  Application requirements and instructions are below.   Preference is given to dancers with ballet training who are versatile in jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop.  Once accepted into The Dancer’s Workout Academy, you will be eligible to enroll in The Dancer’s Workout Instructor Certification Program, which is an entirely online, self-paced course.

The Dancer’s Workout® Instructor Certification Program is a comprehensive, turn-key solution for establishing an exclusive, successful adult dance fitness program for current and former dancers.  You will quickly find that The Dancer’s Workout® Instructor Certification Program will thoroughly prepare you to start your adult dance fitness program.  At the end of this online certification program, you will have learned the choreography needed to teach your first TDW masterclass, you will have learned to successfully advertise your classes, and you will have learned the secret to building and maintaining a robust, self-sustaining adult dance community made up of your ideal adult dance students.  While the course is self-paced, most complete the course and obtain their TDW Instructor Certification in 4 to 6 weeks.

The launch date for the course will be announced soon.

Introductory offers (significant course discounts) will be offered to dancers who apply for and gain program acceptance into The Dancer’s Workout Academy prior to December 1, 2017.

Once certified, TDW Instructors are not expected to choreograph their classes.  Instead, as a TDW-Certified Instructor with an active membership, you will receive one one-hour class per month, fully choreographed.  This helps ensure a constant flow of new choreography at the local level while standardizing the TDW brand across the country.

There is a fee for the initial course; and once certified, there are monthly dues required to maintain your certification.  TDW-Certified Instructors who maintain their certification by paying their monthly dues are eligible to receive the choreography for one TDW masterclass per month and retain the revenue generated by their classes.  

Thank you for your interest in The Dancer’s Workout® Instructor Certification.  Please see The Dancer’s Workout Academy Application Process below and get your application in asap.  Our course discounts will be provided on a first-come/first-served basis for qualified dancers who are accepted into the program prior to December 1, 2017.  Applications are currently being accepted.

Application Process

Apply for admission to The Dancer’s Workout Academy by preparing a 1 to 2-minute video of yourself dancing, uploading it to, and emailing the dropbox link for your video to, along with your answers to the questions listed below.

Introductory offers (course discounts) will be awarded to qualified dancers on a first-come/first-served basis for dancers who apply prior to December 1, 2017.

To apply for acceptance into The Dancer’s Workout Academy:

  1.  Send an email to Jules at and provide the following information:
    1. Name, address, cell phone
    2. Brief summary of dance training in ballet, contemporary, and jazz, including the number of years of classes in each discipline and the website of the school(s) where you received the majority of your training.
    3. The city/cities where you would like to teach The Dancer’s Workout® and the general timing of when you would want to start your classes.
  2. Include a link to a 1- to 2-minute video of yourself dancing which demonstrates your ballet and/or contemporary ability.
    1. The video can be an iPhone video or a professional reel.  It does not have to be formal or professional; it just needs to demonstrate your ballet dance technique.
    2. Contact if you need help submitting the video to
    3. Introductory Offers (course discounts) will be awarded to qualified dancers on a first-come/first-served basis for dancers who apply prior to December 1, 2017.

 Join the TDW Movement!  Get your application in today!

Instructor Testimonials

Read what current TDW-Certified Instructors are saying

``As an instructor in the fitness and wellness industry I have attended many trainings, courses, and certification programs, and I must say that I was thoroughly impressed by the level of organization and attention given at The Dancer's Workout® instructor certification program. In fact, I would even go as far as to say it is the best training I've been to, and that is something, considering that mine was the first TDW teacher training done yet. In the past I have attended trainings only to find myself feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information, underprepared, and alone in starting my own classes. I left The Dancer's Workout® training feeling confident, supported, and ready to go. Jules is so caring. She has done and is doing everything in her power to set us up for success! Thank you Jules.``
Abbie / TDW-Certified Instructor
``Jules has done an incredible job of creating a community within her program. The certification program has been enlightening, encouraging, and hard work. Jules is so organized and presents all of her wisdom and knowledge in a high-energy, positive way. During the program, I learned a lot about how to be a better dancer, teacher, and person through the example Jules is and through the curriculum she has created. One of the things I loved best about the workshop was the amount of team building incorporated and the stressed importance of the relationships between the TDW family members.``
Madison / TDW-Certified Instructor
``Over the past three days I have been challenged mentally and physically. It has been such a wonderful experience to understand the background and purpose of TDW. Jules has a great vision for reaching former dancers. I am grateful to learn, grow, and teach for this dance fitness program. I have appreciated all of the support Jules has provided both during and after this process. I look forward to seeing how this grows in the upcoming years.``
Edward / TDW-Certified Substitute Instructor
``The Dancer’s Workout® Instructor Certification Workshop has been an amazing experience! Jules presentations were by far the best educational/professional learning I have had…ever! Bravo! Jules, Sara, and Ashley are a wonderful team. I am so excited to have the opportunity to share my love of dance with my students. I feel confident and supported to be successful in spreading the TDW Movement! I look forward to enabling my students to feel all the joy of dance without the worry of perfection. I truly believe in TDW as a wonderful physical and emotional way to care for our bodies and souls.``
Deena / TDW-Certified Instructor