Join the international family of ASA! certified instructors!
Gain the knowledge to grow your own ASA! business and promote progressive health and fitness through
authentic culture and the latest in African trends!
All of your certified ASA! Instructors have at least 3 years’ experience as African dancers, dancer instructors and professional performers. Through a 3-5 month training process, instructors gain knowledge in basic biomechanics, anatomy, musicology, dance history, health and the ASA! technique. Up to date on the latest African music and dance moves, ASA! instructors bring Africa to the gym! Each instructor holds a CPR/AED certification and is capable of maintaining a safe and healthy exercise environment. The progressive levels of the certification represent the level of experience implementing the ASA! Dance fitness program. EACH instructor gives the same crazy energy as the next!
Our certified ASA! instructors are cultural ambassadors
in the world of fitness!
Donovan is currently teaching at Adinkra Cultural Arts Virtual studio AND in per-son classes all the way from New Zealand! A native of College Park, Georgia, He received his training and BFA from Howard University under the direction of the late Dr. Sherrill Berryman Johnson. He has performed with numerous companies and choreographers including Kankouran West African Dance Company, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company, Camille A. Brown and Dancers and choreographs independent works. Mr. Herring is currently working with Black Grace dance company in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Training Process
STAGE 1- Complete online audition video
STAGE 2- Review online ASA! instructor clinic in preparation for stage 3
STAGE 3- Attend 4-hour ASA! Instructor workshop at our home studio in Maryland
STAGE 4- Online Seminars
Health and Exercise with Dr. Fofie Akoto
The ASA! Art of Teaching with ASA! Master instructor, Nkenge Cunningham and ASA! administrator, Maisha Sumbry
The Business of Group Exercise with ASA founder, Akosua Akoto
STAGE 5- Resubmit the online ASA! audition and complete the online examination