Pole Dance/Pole Fitness/Pole Acrobatics Teacher Training

  • The training takes place in our studio in Berlin-Schöneberg – this guarantees more effective learning than training online or via video
  • 29 hours (28 hours group seminars in a small group with min. 2, max. 6 participants + 1 hour individual tutorial)
  • Duration: 7 weeks (7 x 4 hour group seminars + 1 hour individual tutorial)
  • Use of the studio between sessions for training free of charge (at agreed times)
  • Practical examination/presentation
  • Certificate from LCN Professional Pole & Aerial Training
  • Course fee including examination and certificate: €499

Current hygiene and distancing regulations are adhered to.

If you are interested, please email us (info@lechatnoirberlin.de), then we will inform you as soon as we know when the training can start. Various times and dates are available and will be decided together with the participants.


  • Participants without professional training in dance, gymnastics, acrobatics or similar: pole experience min. 6 months
  • Participants with professional training in dance, gymnastics, acrobatics or similar: no pole experience necessary

Training Syllabus

  • Anatomy, physiology, fitness theory and practice
  • Safe and effective warm-up, cool-down, conditioning, stretching, safe pole instruction
  • Beginner and advanced pole moves and exercises, and how to teach them (the level of difficulty of moves taught is based on the participants’ own level)
  • Participants are able to practice teaching during the course on a regular basis
  • How to deal with students‘ injuries and other physical restrictions
  • Avoiding mistakes made by many teachers that can endanger students
  • Devising choreographies
  • Artistic, creative aspects
  • How can I develop as a teacher in the future and develop concepts for teaching additional moves and class formats?
  • How can I continue to develop as an artist/as an athlete and also pay attention to my physical and mental health?
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • What is important in order to ensure that students feel comfortable, have fun, strengthen their confidence and learn effectively? 
  • Teaching styles for different learning styles
  • Teacher ethics
  • How can I assess whether students have enough strength and coordination to start working on inverts without risk of injury?  
  • Effective spotting and alternatives to spotting
  • How can I devise individualised training concepts taking into account the needs, strengths and weaknesses of students?
  • How can I ensure that all students in a mixed level class receive enough attention and individual support?
  • Devising lesson plans for groups and private lessons
  • Equipment safety


Kay Friederike Herm has over 10 years experience as a performing artist and teacher in dance, acrobatics and theatre. Kay was born in Berlin but moved to London in 1999, where she studied Performing Arts and Human Rights. In 2009, Kay started training in pole dance/pole acrobatics. In 2011, Kay started teaching pole and founded the Business Pole Ballet®. In 2017, she moved back to Berlin and in January 2020, she opened the studio Le Chat Noir Berlin, offering classes in pole, aerial hoop and theatre.

Kay’s Qualifikations:

  • 2006-2008: Master of Arts in Human Rights – University of London
  • 2002-2005: Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Performing Arts – Middlesex University (London)
  • 2010: Certificate in Advanced Exercise and Fitness Theory – Citylit College (London)
  • 2010: Certificate in Teaching Exercise to Music – Citylit College (London)
  • 2010: Certificate in Teaching Mat Pilates – Citylit College (London)
  • 2011: Certificate in Ante/Post Natal Exercise – Lifetime (London)
  • 2011: Certificate in Advanced Instructing in Pole Fitness – PS Pro (Maidstone)
  • 2016: Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching – Animas Center for Coaching (London)