Veena Dance Certification Ideas

 
PoleAdventures Paid Member
As I already mentioned in the SV Insta Post, I find the idea for a Veena Dance Certification system quite interesting. I just wanted to throw the idea into the room :) What I mean is not a website system that has to be integrated, but simply a kind of system with levels that you can "pass".
I've seen it a few times and think it's a great incentive to get a Veena certificate :) And practice of the tricks on both sides should be encouraged.

I kind of picture it like this:
- There are different levels, for example between 5 and 10
- There are about 5 to 8 moves/tricks (not too much)in each level
- The tricks are not fancy variations but rather well-known moves, such as basic climb, plank, butterfly, gemini, scorpio etc. Of course there can be variations, but not too fancy
- You should be able to perform the tricks safely and in a controlled manner on BOTH sides (I mean not absolut perfect, but SAFE)
- If you can safely and control all the tricks of a level (plus the entry and exit of the trick), you can record it and post it on SV. Perhaps there could be a way to send the videos directly to veena for people who would rather not post it on the website
- Veena checks whether the tricks are performed out cleanly and safely (not absolutely perfect) and gives feedback if necessary
- If all tricks of a level are "passed", you get a "Veena Dance Certificate Level XX" (a nice PDF or something, with your signature)

These are my thoughts on the Veena Certificate, what do you think? We can motivate ourselves to train on both sides and learn the tricks in small, progressive bites. And Veena could do some kind of individual feedback teaching. Maybe you like the idea Veena, maybe you don't. :)
Oct 28, 2021
Fever Paid Member
If this came to fruition, I would gladly get the certification and brag about it when/if I go back to teaching in a studio!
Oct 28, 2021
Veena
I like this idea! I will think it over more tonight šŸ’œ
Oct 29, 2021
PoleAdventures Paid Member
Yay šŸ˜Š Glad you like it.
Oct 29, 2021
PoleAdventures Paid Member
I wanted to add if you want to play around with some certification grading papers, there s a website where you could do so much things for free: [www.canva.com]

I create my youtube thumbnails with this site and I also created a small pole training planner :)
Oct 29, 2021
Veena
Awesome, thanks. I'm thinking I'd have everyone use Youtube to upload for grading. This way they can do it privately.

The main thing I'll need to think about is how to get the word out and where to send them. Discord or the Website? Should we remove the discussions here and just create something that directs people to the Discord for videos and discussions? I'd have to ask webmaster if that would even be an option. I'll need everyone's help to spread the word!
Oct 29, 2021
PoleAdventures Paid Member
Of course youtube, gret idea. I didn't think about that. You can list the videos as private!

What I think is: Let the website as it is, it's great. Maybe do a series of explaining videos for each level, like your beginner/intermediate level. Post it in lessons like a program. For each level you can make a video which moves you put in, maybe a short visaul of each move and link the tutorials under the main player as people know it. I think you haven't to create a whole new bunch of things for this, just like a "grading" program and create your levels.
If this is up, we can post our learnings and tag you on IG for instance. And once we get our first grading certificates it would be reaaaaalllllyyy cool to post this on IG too to attract more people and reach out.
Oct 29, 2021
Veena
Ah yes, so it would be like my first videos explaining what to expect in my programs? That's a good plan.

Do you think I should do advanced level programs like I've done with Beg. and Inter?
Oct 29, 2021
anabido0011627 Previous Paid Member
I like this idea very much! I suffer from chronic social anxiety and I make it to pole class once a week if my anxiety and panic attacks allow it. Dance Certification will definitely allow me to get more involved in the pole community.
Oct 30, 2021
PoleAdventures Paid Member
The idea of the advanced programs is great. I would like them too, as every level program you designed.
Oct 30, 2021
Fever Paid Member
Yes, advanced would also be great!
Oct 30, 2021
jtjin Previous Paid Member
Great idea! Due to corona I can't take classes anymore so this seems really fun!
Nov 8, 2021
Veena
Starting to work on this! It will be a while before the Adv. is ready to go as I'll have to create levels 1-3 for that section like the others and I can't start on that until we move.

For now I'm going to plan as much as I can, between prepping for the move. This way I'll be ready to film once I have a studio again!
Nov 9, 2021
PoleAdventures Paid Member
Ohhh I'm looking forward to this! I will jump around when I have a Veena Certificate šŸ˜šŸ˜
Nov 9, 2021
Veena
I'll be redoing the stretches first as I want the ADV section to focus on flexibility so I have a lot to do before it's ready but I'm excited!
Nov 9, 2021
PoleAdventures Paid Member
It is so nice to see that you are motivated again and that you are enjoying creating new videos and tutorials. šŸ˜šŸ˜šŸ˜
Nov 10, 2021
xlumintionx Previous Paid Member
I will be looking forward to the advanced section. Exciting to hear it will focus on flexibility, I want to improve there. I know you have the flexy program, I just don't want to take time away from the pole to focus on flexability.
Nov 16, 2021
StrangeFox Previous Paid Member
This sounds amazing! I'm really looking forward for the beginner level because I really need to brush up on my fundamentals and would love feedback. I'm so stoked about having flex training incorporated into this, too!
Nov 18, 2021
Neesy118 Previous Paid Member
I need to read the feed more often! I love this idea!!!!!
Nov 18, 2021
Colleen Previous Paid Member
This sounds like a great idea. Iā€™m doing PDC, but I would love to do this too!
Feb 15, 2022
polertamikia8851 Paid Member
Did this ever get put into place Veena, I think it would be great motivation for myself!
Mar 30, 2022
Veena
Not yet. If it happens I'll make an announcement and send out an email for everyone.
Mar 30, 2022
PoleAdventures Paid Member
Never thought this gets so much interrest :) I look forward to hanging a Veena Dance Certificate on my wall :)
Apr 2, 2022
Veena
FINALLY able to have a studio space with uninterrupted time!

So my question is, would you guys like a digital cert sent out? Or only paper ones sent? Do you have a preference for how I break down the certs you'll receive digitally? I'm thinking I'd only send out a paper copy if requested and only for the full completed course Beg-adv. So for the digital options listed below what would you like best?

Option 1. One digital for each level within Beg-Adv? There are 3 levels within each section. So it would be a total of 9 possible certs in total.

Option 2. A digital cert for ONLY each level Beg, Inter, Adv? Total of 3 instead of 9.

Option 3. A digital cert only if you complete every level Beg-Adv.
Apr 18, 2022
polertamikia8851 Paid Member
I would love Option 1, followed by a paper copy when completed! I think this will be wonderful motivation for me.
Will there be a "time frame" to complete each level in?
Apr 19, 2022
Veena
I hadn't really thought about time frame... at this time I'm thinking no as I feel there's no correct speed inwhich to learn.
Apr 19, 2022
PoleAdventures Paid Member
I would love too Option 1. The digital cert is my favourite because I don't think you want to send papers to Switzerland :) (heavy costs).
Apr 19, 2022
PoleAdventures Paid Member
Ah and to the time frame: It would be great if there is no time frame, but I would like an order, like you have to pass Beginner 1 and 2 before Beginner 3.
Apr 19, 2022
xlumintionx Previous Paid Member
I think option 1 so that we can really make sure we cover the different moves in each skill set
Apr 19, 2022
Veena
Yes, you'll have to pass in order for sure. And yeah I don't wanna be sending out a bunch of papers for each level:)
Apr 19, 2022
polertamikia8851 Paid Member
Looking forward to this!!
Apr 21, 2022
lisaemmerson403135
I have to say great idea, and digital cert would be easier especially with postage costs and delays.
18 days ago
didi28 Paid Member
Option 2 is the best in my opinion.
10 days ago
Veena
I'm getting closer to have this ready to launch!!!

Had a few set backs as life goes, and I'm working on updating and added new stretches and foam rolling lessons, but I'm getting really excited for this. I'm hoping to film the videos needed for this tomorrow. Fingers crossed I can make it happen.
8 days ago
lisaemmerson403135
That's great news
8 days ago
PoleAdventures Paid Member
Looking forward to this!! Happy filming :)
7 days ago
Suzanna Paid Member
I had to stop poling for some time, as I was moving all my life across the country... finally I feel settled down and ready to go back to my pole, and here I read this certification idea. I love it!!! Option 1, I think, would be very motivating to me... little steps, little by little, achieve big results :)
4 days ago
Veena
I'm sitting here working on the creative/photos for the 9 certs right now. Everything else is done!!!!! I hope to be to a point where I can upload the videos next week.
4 days ago
Veena
IT'S DONE!!!!!!!!! I'll start the uploading process tomorrow. Tonight my oldest and his girlfriend are coming over for dinner.
3 days ago
xlumintionx Previous Paid Member
Yay! Excited to see and start working on it!! Hope y'all have a wonderful dinner.
3 days ago
Veena
Ok, You guys are the first to have a look! [www.studioveena.com]

I'll make the official announcement this weekend in the newsletter.
22 hours ago
lisaemmerson403135
I'm so happy this is going ahead. Once I get clearance to pole again I will get started. I'm sure a lot of my early injuries were been because I had no idea what I was doing was too hard for me so a level by level guide will be great. Thank you šŸ’–
18 hours ago
 
calipolepixie
StudioVeena's lessons are the best online lessons on the net. All of Veena's lessons are very through, concise and she breaks down the moves, so well and gives options to get in and out of moves which I love. I <3 SV, you will too!
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