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Dance Trance License Information
What does it mean to have a Dance Trance License?
It means you are part of the hottest workout in the country! You can hold classes in your own studio, in a gym or any other location. You receive all program package materials as listed below and are kept up-to-date with fresh new choreography on a quarterly basis. You hire your own crew as you see fit and get special VIP invites to the Dance Trance instructor workshop and events.
What’s In the Program Package?
As part of the Program package you will receive a Program manual, instructor manual, DT graphics, license to teach the DT choreography, instructor certification, website inclusion on DanceTranceFitness.com, access to our global email listing, start up Choreography Training Videos that include 12 brand new routines, & 3 or more new routines quarterly via our streaming video website. (Extra choreography packages are available to you for extra charges if desired.) As a program member you are also invited to attend our annual instructor workshop to pick up even more instruction and extra choreography. Our next instructor workshop will be September 27-29, 2013. All persons interested in starting up a program are encouraged to attend. Rate is $500/person for this 3 day event. (does not include travel or other expenses.)
The entire Dance Trance program start up package is $2500 and includes everything you’ll need for the first year. You will need to renew the license each year for an $1800 fee. The license is per studio, so you can manage one dance fitness Program at one facility per license with up to 10 instructors. This can be your own studio or another fitness facility. We also include mileage restrictions for your region so that you will not have another studio open next door.
We would also be glad to work with you in our home studio at any time prior to your start up to help you get familiar with Dance Trance.
Let us know if you are interested and we will be glad to have you join the Dance Trance Nation!
What is Dance Trance (DT)?
Dance Trance is a Licensed dance fitness program that has now expanded into a movement that is taking the fitness industry by storm. It is one of the most successful dance fitness programs in the nation and has expanded to include studios throughout North America, Europe and Saudi Arabia.
The Dance Trance Concept:
Dance Trance was created to give students a hard-core fitness workout while dancing and having a good time. This is street dance at it’s best! It is not a traditional dance program and is different in design from dance programs that have previously been introduced. It covers such a large array of music venues, is easily followed by a large group and incorporates a network that members can belong to and associate with as members.
The DT choreography is created in a manner that allows students to pick up combinations as they learn. The musical phrases (verses, chorus, bridge and instrumentals) are all choreographed so that movements also repeat with the phrases. Although students learn many songs in a class, they are able to pick up on this method of teaching and learn the combinations as they are working out. This is the embodiment of the “DT Routine” – originally choreographed combinations to original music by the original recording artist.
Students will get to see and practice the routines in every class. Students can join your program without knowing a single step. Beginners can start out slow and easy in a class designed specifically for them. Most programs eventually offer 3 levels of classes that are designed to help a beginner progress up into the advanced high cardio class.
Another unique aspect of DT is the lack of instructor microphone(s). There are no voice commands. This class is all about the music. Student change with the music or follow hand signals displayed by the instructor. We totally promote setting yourself free to become one with the rhythm and one with the music.
This class was also designed for the fitness enthusiasts that get bored with their current routine. DT is never boring and changes on a daily basis to keep interest and a love for great music at it’s peak. This class is so exciting that members have offered to pay just to watch the class at work.
The Unique Dance Trance Program Design:
Dance Trance is made up of an entire network of enthusiastic choreographers and dancers. We have been working together for over 20 years to bring our students the best in music choreography. This concept is unique because it allows more than one choreographer to design the program, we take a team approach to choreography. The class does not get “stuck” with just one form of choreography, movement or music. We like to mix it up! Our students have access to the best Jazz, Funk, Latin, Reggae, Street, Hip Hop, House, Pop, & Rock choreography offered today. Our choreographers are located at DT studios all around the country, which allows us to bring creative juices that are involved from many different cities, regions and environments. New choreography is created and available to all of our studios on a quarterly basis and may include selections from any of the musical styles. Because there are of the diverse backgrounds of our choreography team, the movements and style of each song are very different. This creates excitement, versatility and a deep bond with all of our students. Our class never gets old or stale. We have the ability to add new routines weekly, monthly, quarterly or whatever out student population desires.
Unlike other dance fitness programs, DT encourages instructors to create and explore their own combinations. Dance is a form of self expression, and therefore personal. It is absurd to think that every instructor across the nation would look good and feel good teaching the material exactly as it is demonstrated. Morphing material or developing their own material inside the DT classroom is encouraged and accepted.
Dance Trance experts are available daily to help your club with program design, scheduling, class design, promotions, studio and sound set-up, and problems solving the regional personality of membership.
Dance Trance has been growing for over 20 years. We have opened many Dance Trance studios across the country and we know that each region has a geographic personality. Each studio has it’s own flavor and we can custom design your program to fit your dance fitness program personality. Custom designed programs are available and special rates and resources can be discussed when contacted.
Dance Trance History
Jay Handline started the Dance Trance (DT) classes 15 years ago when he was tired of working out using the same steps, music & routines. He worked together across the nation with some of the top leaders in the dance fitness industry trying to develop a successful program. His goal with Dance Trance was not to develop just a fitness class, but a movement that would resonate with students for the rest of their lives.
Originally based in Birmingham, Alabama, Jay’s first dance fitness class was a huge success. “The students were ready for new, innovative material that they could “feel” and made them think.” The days of continuous repetition were over. Jay’s choreography to great originally recorded music made his Dance Trance program the most popular class in the state. Eventually there was a team of instructors and choreographers working together to make the class fun and unique. After commuting for several years between cities, Jay and his wife Beth decide to centralize the DT Operation. Jacksonville, Florida is now home base to all of the Dance Trance Studios across the country. Program directors and instructors receive updated quarterly material, and are encouraged to visit the Jacksonville Dance Trance Studio frequently to pick up new routines for their classes.
The DT program is extremely successful because of the large “team” of choreographers from all over the world that contribute their own unique style and flair within mind blowing combinations. This opens a door for a large variety of music and routines that are impossible to obtain with one instructor or just one studio. Dance Trance is the first choreographed dance fitness program to offer new routines every week. All choreographers have their on flavor, so the range of music varies from Rock-N-Roll to Hip Hop, Latin, Jazz and Funk. Not only is the choreography unique, but the program has expanded and now includes famous specialty classes such as Naughty or Nice (Christmas class), The Groove Tour (tours to tropical resorts with famous choreographers), Dance Til You Die (marathon class), Red Hot (Valentines class), DT Xtreme (two hour extravaganza), Dance In the Dark (a Halloween spectacular), the Xmas Bash Party, Fourth of July Blow Out and many other off the hook classes that keep them screaming for more!
Is Dance Trance a Fitness or Dance program?
DT is a fitness program first where we use music video style choreography to help us get to the next level of fitness. We try to interpret what the artist is conveying to us in our choreography. We are pretty radical with our approach. We take dance and turn it upside down – we take aerobics/fitness and turn it upside down, then MASH the two together to give us this very edgy street fitness program. This is a choreographed class that includes dance combinations and cardio moves to get you the most satisfaction possible from an intense workout. You can tone and shape, build your cardiovascular endurance, and loose weight all while picking up “off the chain” dance moves! Students do not need to have a dance background, just determination and commitment to progress in the DT class. DT can consist of one program or a variety of the programs offered below that give students more options depending on their ability level. Dance Trance, Dance Trance Break Down, P.A.C.E. Beginner’s Program and DT KIDS are all part of the Dance Trance experience. We will help you select what programs may be beneficial to your facility and geographic population to start out your program.
As DT has gained in popularity, students have begun to search for Dance Trance classes. Take advantage of our great popularity by starting your own licensed program today. Becoming a member of the DT family means that you will have access to our websites and e-mail groups at www.dancetrancefitness.com and www.dancenetfitness.com. Both of these sites offer thousands of interested students that are already looking for dance fitness classes. It is a great opportunity to show that you are part of the new fitness movement and are offering a new exciting state-of-the-art program.
DT is a class that attracts both men and women of all ages for various reasons. For women, it is a fun and sexy workout that is fresh and loud. It has a different atmosphere from the traditional aerobics and fitness class and will attract a wide variety of members that want to look good and act cool. DT tones and shapes the body, helps members loose weight and develops self confidence. This class has a cult-like following and will set your fitness studio apart from the norm.
Men are not the exception in this class and they are drawn to the high cardio intensity of the program. Because DT designs dance choreography in a certain format, everyone has the opportunity to pick up on the moves. Nobody needs previous dance experience to enjoy this class!
Do I have to attend the Instructor Workshop? Instructor workshops are not required, they are optional. You can start up your program before attending. It is a huge benefit however to attend one of these because of all the additional instruction and choreography you receive. Most licensees require their instructors to attend once a year in order to produce a high quality program. Instructors working under a licensee do receive a certification form for attending. Rate for the workshop is $500 per person. Workshops are currently offered twice per year. Click Here for workshop information.
Click button below to purchase your Dance Trance License. Please contact us prior to purchase so that we can make sure you don’t interfere with mileage restrictions from our current studios. You’ll receive your start-up packet within 10 business days ($2500).