kinectED Bridge Program
•independent study requirements
The Bridge Program at Kinected is designed for Pilates instructors who wish to supplement their existing training with a Kane School certification. The Kane School Teacher Training Program enhances classical Pilates choreography by integrating an in-depth understanding of anatomy and biomechanics. The Kane School program also investigates common injuries and conditions that draw many clients to Pilates, equipping instructors with tools to identify and improve muscular imbalances.
*Bridge students are expected to complete all requirements and both exams within one year from the start of Comprehensive Pilates Mat lecture hours.
program requirements: (in sequence)
Students are allotted one year to complete the following requirements (including passing both exams):
independent study requirements
In addition to attending lecture hours, all Bridge Program teachers-in-trainings are required to fulfill the following hours of Supervised Teaching, Observation and Self Practice in addition to the requisite classes and private sessions. Teachers learn most about teaching by teaching, observing experienced teachers, and feeling the work in their own bodies.
supervised teaching: 10 hours
The Kane School and Kinected are committed to creating an environment for exploration and learning. The studio devotes 24 hours per week for supervised teaching. During supervised teaching hours, students teach one-on-one sessions to volunteer clients while under the supervision of Kane School teacher trainers. Supervisors critique and guide students to help them integrate the material and develop their skills as teachers.
observation: 10 hours
Observing experienced teachers affords trainees a great deal of information about not only what exercises to do, but also how to deal with different personality types, movement backgrounds and skill levels. This is an invaluable aspect of the process of becoming a teacher. Students can observe any Kinected teachers to fulfill their observation hours.
self practice: 10 hours
It is of primary importance to feel and experience the effects of doing Pilates. When you understand the work in your own body, it is much easier to facilitate someone else’s understanding. Self Practice includes Pilates 1-on-1s and group classes. Students may also use the equipment in the studio during supervised teaching hours to practice on their own.
The Kane School reserves the right to request additional observation, supervised teaching and self-practice hours toward certification.
practical and written exams
The final portion of certification is the test-out. This happens in two parts: 1) the written exam, which tests the student’s range of knowledge and problem solving skills, and 2) the practical exam, in which students demonstrate the teaching techniques they have cultivated over the course of their study at the Kane School.
The tuition for the Bridge Program is offered at the discounted price of $3540 if paid in full by the first day of Comprehensive Pilates Mat.
We also offer a payment plan for those who wish to spread out the cost over the course of the program:
Once students have fulfilled the anatomy requirement (Core Muscle Anatomy or the anatomy entrance exam), they are eligible to enroll in the Bridge Program. To enroll, students are required to submit registration forms for both Comprehensive Pilates Mat and Basic Training along with a completed and signed Bridge Program Enrollment Contract. Once received, the Education Manager will enroll you in your chosen Comprehensive Pilates Mat (first weekend) and Basic Training (Phase II) courses and contact you to confirm registration.
In order to maintain a Kane School certification in good standing, all graduates are required to fulfill yearly Continuing Education Credits (CECs) as follows:
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