Groove Apprenticeship Program

Groove Apprenticeship Program

This personalized experience provides you with the tools & support to creatively move all types of bodies, build intentional playlists, hone your voice & teaching style, and confidently lead a group YoBa Groove Class.

Our 6 week program is perfect for those with extensive teaching experience but need to learn our YoBa style. You are passionate about movement of all kinds as a way of getting out of your head & into your heart, and believe movement should be designed for all bodies. You are rooted in your teaching voice & style and can confidently lead a group of students and know how to count music, but need to learn the fundamentals of our YoBa Groove technique in order to teach at our studio.

While our apprenticeship program doesn’t guarantee you a spot on YoBa Team’s, you will leave as a more confident, grounded instructor with a deeper understanding & appreciation for movement. All clients who are enrolled in our Apprenticeship Program will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure agreement.

Groove Apprenticeship Program Flowchart


All interested applicants must teach a 30 minute demo before acceptance into our apprenticeship program. Think of this as your interview & your opportunity to share your experience & personality with one of our senior instructors! We will send you a Groove combination of choreography for you to learn prior to your demo. You will be expected to teach with music & a mic.

Program Expectations:
  • Weekly 1:1 meetings with Mentor (approximately 1-2 hr/week)
  • Weekly homework, assignments, reflection, and readings (approx. 1-2 hrs/week)
  • Weekly YoBa Groove class shadowing (approx. 1-2 hr/week)
  • Ongoing individual practice outside of 1:1 & class shadows (approx. 1-2 hrs/week)
  • Teaching 2-4 (depending on track, halfway through program) community classes
  • 60 minute Community Class Audition for potential job offer
Program Prerequisites:
  • Complete apprenticeship application & submit resume
  • ACE and/or CPR certification encouraged but not required
  • Previous dance experience required
  • 30 minute interview & demo with Mentor
To apply: