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 you or your sponsored dancer becomes certified, you are welcome to build an enthusiastic TDW client base of your own!



The Dancer’s Workout Online Academy began its certification program in 2017.  The photos above are of various ballet dancers who participated in our 2017 in-person certification workshops and obtained their TDW Instructor Certification.  In-person workshops are no longer available; however, we now offer a comprehensive, self-paced, fully ONLINE TDW Instructor Certification course!

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

The choreography included in 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.  The full portfolio of TDW classes includes >300 choreographed songs, making up approximately 30 unique, one-hour TDW “masterclasses.” Each masterclass contains choreography from the various dance genres mentioned.  Some classes have more ballet, some have more jazz, etc., 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 “Visions from the Attic.” 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.  We’ve seen so many 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 24-64+ 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 dancers 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!

DANCE STUDIO OWNERS – Sponsor a dancer with excellent ballet technique to become certified to teach The Dancer’s Workout® at your studio by purchasing our ONLINE TDW INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION COURSE.  This self-paced course will teach your dancer HOW to teach The Dancer’s Workout® and will require her to submit several “TDW Competency Videos” to The Dancer’s Workout, LLC headquarters as part of her TDW Instructor Certification process.  Be sure the dancer you select has excellent ballet technique and a high level of emotional intelligence!  Past dance instruction experience is not required – we’ll teach her exactly what to do!  The fee for the online course provides course access for two individuals (the studio owner or designee and the sponsored dancer) and, in addition to certifying your sponsored dancer, reveals the TDW SECRET SAUCE and provides specific insights about HOW TO SUBSTANTIALLY GROW THE ADULT DANCE PROGRAM at your studio.  The course provides your sponsored dancer with >30 choreographed songs, making up three full TDW masterclasses.  Once your sponsored dancer achieves her certification through this online, self-paced course, your studio becomes a TDW-AUTHORIZED STUDIO, and your dancer will only be allowed to teach TDW at your studio since you paid his/her course fee.   For more information about the online course, click HERE.  For a free webinar, which includes a tour of the online course and tips regarding how to substantially grow your studio’s adult dance program, click HERE.

INDEPENDENT INSTRUCTORS:  If you are a dancer with strong ballet technique interested in becoming certified to teach The Dancer’s Workout®, you can either find a studio willing to sponsor you (as described above) or you can pursue certification independently.  To pursue TDW Instructor Certification independently, you will need to apply for acceptance into The Dancer’s Workout® Online Academy by demonstrating your classical ballet and general dance proficiency; and, if accepted, purchase access to the online course yourself.  Application requirements and instructions are below.   Note that preference is given to dancers with strong ballet training who are versatile in jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop.  Purchase of the course will teach you how to teach The Dancer’s Workout® and provide you with six months of certification and access to three fully choreographed TDW masterclasses.  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.!

SUMMARY OF ONLINE COURSE:  The Dancer’s Workout® Instructor Certification course provides 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 course will thoroughly prepare you to start your adult dance fitness program.  At the end of this online certification course, 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.

Once certified, TDW Instructors are not expected to choreograph their classes.  The Dancer’s Workout will provide you with all the choreography you need to keep your adult students keep coming back for more!

Thank you for your interest in The Dancer’s Workout® Instructor Certification and for your commitment to adult dancers, both current and former, who are looking for studios which teach these classes.

Dance Studio Owners interested in sponsoring a dancer for certification should click HERE for more information and for access to our current course specials.

Independent Instructors should see The Dancer’s Workout Online Academy Application Process below.    Applications are currently being accepted.

Join the TDW Movement today!

Application Process for Independent Instructors

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.

To apply for acceptance into The Dancer’s Workout Online 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

 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
Chris, Former ABT Soloist; UNC School of the Arts Classical Ballet Instructor
``I have been a dancer all my life, from early training at the San Francisco Ballet, School of American Ballet, and UNC School of the Arts (UNCSA), to professional dancing with the National Ballet of Washington, Ballet Arizona, and American Ballet Theatre (soloist). I have been on faculty, full and part-time, at UNCSA since 2000 and also teaching at the “Dancer’s Edge” studio in Kernersville, NC. I am an ABT-certified instructor, and have taught in every “ABT Summer Intensive” since they began in 1996. I currently own a Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi/Dance studio for adults, “Studio Elevé,” in Kernersville, NC.<br /> As a proud teacher of adult ballet classes, I have long “dreamed” of such a comprehensive kind of dance class as The Dancer’s Workout® as a means of engaging adults physically, mentally, and recreationally. My own mission at Studio Elevé is “helping to keep older people younger longer!” I love how Jules has so thoroughly prepared these choreographed classes and shared her enthusiasm with us!``
Chris, Former ABT Soloist; UNC School of the Arts Classical Ballet Instructor / TDW-Certified Instructor