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!
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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, principles of exercise and sport training, 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!
A native of Lakeview, Long Island, NY, Dianne’s childhood includes a combination of dance and sport. Her passion for exploring the powers of human movement led her to continue a life of dance into adulthood. Passionate about healing the mind, body and spirit, Dianne also pursued a career in chakra healing. The combination was “a natural progression to become a certified ASA! fitness instructor and teach classes that are designed to strengthen and heal; as well as furthering ASA! Fitness's goal of promoting, protecting and perpetuating African cultural expression.” Since her start as a certified instructor, Dianne has been blazing the trails with a unique and exciting teaching style!
All auditions are now virtual
*Audition fees are nonrefundable*
The Training Process
STAGE 1- Complete online audition video
STAGE 2- Review online ASA! instructor clinic in preparation for stage 3
STAGE 3- Attend the virtual 4-hour ASA! Instructor workshop on ZOOM
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