Step Junkie Productions, Inc.

Step Training and Products for Instructors


Step Aerobics Workshops and Products for Step Instructors

 Workshop Details

I am currently offering four Step workshops, explained below.  I have designed the workshops to provide a weekend of Step instruction to maximize the opportunity for continuing education credits.  Please contact me at stepjunkieproductions@gmail.com if you would like more information or to schedule a workshop.  Workshops will generally be scheduled 8 to 12 weeks in advance, and minimum participation may be required if the location requires me to travel.   


 Step Junkie’s Secrets for Teaching Step

Description of Workshop

Do you have trouble coming up with new, interesting, and fun choreography for your Step classes?  Or maybe you have developed some beautiful choreography, but can’t figure out how to present it to your participants in a way that keeps them safe, active, engaged, and entertained? At this workshop, Dana will discuss every aspect of teaching Step:  safety, music, cueing, choreography development, breakdown techniques that work for all levels, solutions to common problems, and much more!  You’ll leave with an arsenal of techniques that you can use to infuse your classes with creative choreography and professional-level breakdowns that deliver a fun, effective workout and keep your participants coming back for more!
 

Objectives of Workshop

This workshop will provide new and experienced Step instructors with practical teaching skills, including tools for how to keep their participants safe during the workout, what to do when they make a mistake while teaching, ways to make choreography new and different, how to develop 32-count choreography, how to develop a balanced breakdown for their choreography, how to work with the musical phrase, and how to stay organized. At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

-- Develop interesting Step choreography for a 1-hour class, as well as a balanced breakdown for presenting it to the class

-- Understand how to build lead-changing, tap-free choreography and breakdowns in 32-count blocks

-- Cue effectively and use music to enhance energy and enthusiasm

 

Topics of Discussion

Introduction of Presenter

Introduction to Workshop

Discussion of Tap-free Step

Safety

Cueing

Using Music to Enhance Your Class

Building Lead-Changing Step Choreography in 32-Count Blocks

Breakdowns

Coping Mechanisms for the Battlefield

Techniques for Keeping Choreography Fresh and Interesting

Staying Organized

Practical Application Session
Discussion, Review, and Questions

Master class (optional, at the discretion of the host facility)


Continuing Education Qualifications
.7 ACE CECs
 7 AFAA CEUs

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 RESURRECTING FREESTYLE STEP

Description of Workshop

Step aerobics is a wonderful and challenging cardiovascular workout. But over the past several years, we have seen a decline in the number of freestyle Step classes on the schedules of exercise facilities due to many reasons. In this workshop, Dana will review the reasons for the decline in the number Step classes. She will provide workshop participants with numerous methods that will ensure this fun, energetic, and challenging format continues to thrive and that class participants can enjoy and reap the benefits of this cardio format long into the future.

Objectives of Workshop

This workshop will provide Step instructors with methods that they can take back to their exercise facilities and immediately begin to rebuilt their Step program. At the end of this course, participants will:

-- Understand why freestyle Step classes declined in the past

-- Understand the elements needed to rebuild a thriving Step program at their exercise facility

-- Teach Step classes that will reawaken the love of Step in their participants by providing appropriate choreography and simple breakdowns using the layering technique

 

Topics of Discussion

Introduction of Presenter

Introduction to Workshop

The Decline of Step
Rebuilding a Flourishing Step Program
  Discussion of Tap-Free Step

  Using Music
  Cueing
  Building Appropriate Choreography
  Providing Simple Breakdowns
  Working with your Management Team

     What the Individual Instructor Can Do

Master class (optional at the discretion of the host facility)


Continuing Education Qualifications
.5 ACE CECs
5 AFAA CEUs

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 BREAK IT DOWN LIKE A PRO

Description of Workshop

At this workshop, Dana will teach an easy-to-follow, logical breakdown method that can be used for every level of step, from Beginning Step to Advanced. You’ll leave the workshop with a solid understanding and plenty of practice in creating breakdowns so that you can immediately begin to break down like the pros!

Objectives of Workshop

This workshop will provide new and experienced Step instructors with a smooth, logical, and easy-to-follow breakdown method for all levels of Step classes. At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

-- Ensure their breakdowns are balanced for right and left lead legs

-- Provide tap-free, layered breakdowns that are simple for participants to follow, even in advanced  classes

-- Match breakdown layers perfectly with the music to enhance energy and enthusiasm

 

Topics of Discussion

Introduction of Presenter

Introduction to Workshop

Discussion of Tap-Free Step

Using Music to Enhance your Breakdown

Breakdowns

Practical Application Session

Master class (optional at the discretion of the host facility)


Continuing Education Qualifications
.4 ACE CECs
 4 AFAA CEUs

Click here to see upcoming workshops.

 

 

STEP JUNKIE'S TIME-SAVING SECRETS  

Description of Workshop

One of the most common problems faced by Step Aerobics instructors is the amount of time that it takes to develop interesting choreography and its corresponding breakdown.  This workshop will introduce the Build-Up Method, which will save you countless hours of class development time, and it will provide simple ways to infuse your choreography with creative, fun moves.  Instead of breaking down your Step routine, gradually build it up using basic building blocks and simple choreography development techniques that result in fun, interesting choreography for all levels of Step classes.

Objectives of Workshop

This workshop will provide new and experienced Step instructors a simple yet effective time-saving technique—known as the Build-Up Method—for assembling and breaking down Step choreography for group fitness classes. The Build-Up Method will enable the instructor to customize choreography for beginner, intermediate, or advanced-level classes. At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

-- Develop creative choreography for a one-hour step class more quickly than ever before

-- Develop a balanced breakdown for the step choreography while the choreography is being created

-- Understand and apply the mechanics of a balanced breakdown

 

Topics of Discussion

Introduction of Presenter

Introduction to Workshop

Explanation of the Build-Up Method

Developing Choreography using the Build-Up Method

Practical Application Session

Master class (optional at the discretion of the host facility)


Continuing Education Qualifications
.3 ACE CECs
3.75 AFAA CEUs

Click here to see upcoming workshops.

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