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Below, you’ll find questions we’re frequently asked.

 

What differs a SharQui class from a bellydance for fitness class?

A SharQui class never stops moving. Think of it as a traditional hi/low impact aerobics class but with bellydance movements. This ensures a class that is not only safe but a structured workout that’s fun!

SharQui instructors sometimes teach a class where only a portion – such as the warm-up or stamina cardio phase – is SharQui format.

In a SharQui class the movement is broken down and then built up methodically, rather than the student mimicing the instructor and expected to figure it out on their own.

A SharQui class is able to offer both the fitness component of a cardio workout while still being able to teach authentic bellydance.

 

 

Is there a demand for SharQui Instructors?

We have instructors around the globe. Since SharQui is accreditted by both AFAA and ACE fitness associations, SharQui is internationally recognized by employers of all types. Because of the accreditation, fitness facilities and corporate programs are interested in the SharQui Workout, even if they might not ordinarily host a dance class. We help you create demand in your local area using proven bellydance fitness marketing and retention methods. As a member of the SharQui crew, you are part of our Business Builder program. We provide support for the entire life-cycle of launching, building, and maintaining your groups. Our robust promotional calendar makes marketing foolproof.  Our instructors also utilize our Retention Program, to help you solidify the client base.

 

How do I become a SharQui Instructor?

We encourage you to apply today! You must have a passion for wellness and helping people. You do not need professional certification to apply, we offer fully comprehensive training.

Your application should include 1) A description of  your professional and/or personal movement, fitness, dance, and wellness experience AND B)  a cover letter detailing why you are 1) good at motivating people 2) consistent and hardworking 3)  a credible promoter of body-positivity and wellness.

We will reply promptly to let you know if you are a good candidate for SharQui instructor training or if we have an alternate recommendation.

 

Does the ONLINE SharQui Instructor Training provide ACE and/or AFAA CEC’s for those instructors who are already group fitness certified?

YES! We offer 7 AFAA cecs and 0.7 ACE cecs.

Can I register and take the course at anytime?

Yes, you can register for the course at anytime but need to finish the course within 30 days.  The video practical exam is due on the 15th or the 30th of the month. For example, if you register for the course on June 12th, you have until July 12th to finish the course which the video practical is due by July 30th. Ot if you register for the course on September 2nd, you have until October 2nd to finish the course which the video practical is due by October 15th.

What are the requirements of the practical exam? Can I “fail” the exam?

You will need to prepare THREE blocks (or sequences) of 2 or 3 movements on video. You will be NOT be assessed on how challenging or basic the movements are but on how you demonstrate breakdown, communication, cueing and flow. Yes it is possible to fail the exam. You will have 30 days to re-submit your exam video.

Do I need to be group fitness certified to become a SharQui Instructor?

No you do not. Fitness facilities may require that you get your group fitness certification in order to teach at their facility due to liability issues. Here is the information you need for AFAA and ACE group fitness certification.

Is there a written exam as well?

No but there are quizzes in the first six modules that you are encourage to take to make sure you know your stuff!

How long is a SharQui Certification valid for?

A SharQui Certification is valid for one (1) year.

Will I be considered certified after passing the online training course?

Not yet! Once passing the online training course you must enroll in the SharQui CREW to be considered officially certified. Once you enroll within 30 days of passing the online training course, a certificate will be emailed to you and you will be considered certified.

How do I start teaching SharQui – The bellydance workout classes?

After enrolling in CREW you will receive your SharQui Instructor Certificate. You will receive support from our Business Builder program and have the rights to use the SharQui logo and name in your class titles. As an independent contractor you negotiate and set up your own schedule, rates, terms, agreements, etc. with the facilities you choose to work with. In order to be officially recognized as a SharQui Instructor and begin teaching, you MUST subscribe to CREW within 30 days of completion of the instructor training. The SharQui CREW is an instructor monthly subscription where pre-choreographed classes will be provided to you quarterly, affordable music, webinars, discounts on SharQui products, forums, and much more.

My facility wants to host a SharQui Instructor Training, how do I do this?

If you know of a facility that might be interested in hosting SharQui Instructor Training, ask the potential host to send us an email using our contact form, or email Oreet directly at oreet@sharqui.com.

 

Are You A Fitness Or Belly Dance Professional? Do You Want To Learn How To Become A SharQui® Instructor? You can see our info & pricing information.