DTP Education: Become a Teacher


Dancing Thru Pregnancy: Training History & Objectives

Since 1984, Danc­ing Thru Preg­nan­cy has suc­cess­ful­ly trained group fit­ness instruc­tors, dance and yoga teach­ers, per­son­al train­ers, exer­cise phys­i­ol­o­gists, mid­wives and obste­tri­cians, move­ment spe­cial­ists, phys­i­cal ther­a­pists and oth­er allied health pro­fes­sion­als. Our goal is to help indi­vid­u­als, facil­i­ties and insti­tu­tions bring safe, effec­tive, state-of-the-art pro­grams to as many women and infants as pos­si­ble.



About Becoming a
Pregnancy Fitness Teacher.


Lat­est update on this page: Decem­ber 2017.
Lat­est Study Course Research update: Jan­u­ary 2018.

HOW TO BECOME A Dancing Thru Pregnancy® Pre/postnatal TEACHER

Please con­tact director@dancingthrupregnancy.com to receive your reg­is­tra­tion e-form (required)




1. Basic DTP® Teacher Train­ing & Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion: US$175. 

Basic DTP® Pre/postnatal Fit­ness Teacher Train­ing. For this Practicum you receive:  PDF of the DTP Work­book and pri­vate YouTube chan­nel video access. For those with pregnancy/postpartum health and fit­ness back­grounds, this is ade­quate train­ing. After read­ing and view­ing mate­ri­als, trainees sub­mit short video seg­ments of them­selves pre­sent­ing class mate­r­i­al for review. Sat­is­fac­to­ry videos lead to DTP Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and per­mis­sion to teach the class­es. 4.5 Con­tact hours. Assis­tance to obtain con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion cred­its with fit­ness, nurs­ing, med­ical, child­birth or pub­lic health pro­fes­sion­al orga­ni­za­tions is avail­able. Course con­tent.

2. Study Course & Exam Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion: US$125. 

For those who need edu­ca­tion­al back­ground in pre/postnatal health and fit­ness, a study course and exam are avail­able. 12 con­tact hours. Assis­tance with CEUs avail­able for this course. Course con­tent.

3. Brand Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion with Trade­mark License: US$250. 

For those inter­est­ed in exten­sive “How to” busi­ness skills for Teach­ers and Pro­gram Admin­is­tra­tors. Class prepa­ra­tion and busi­ness mod­el empha­sized. Video con­sult­ing avail­able. More Infor­ma­tion.


1: Reg­is­ter and Pay for Basic Train­ing via Pay­Pal with account or cred­it card. Con­tact director@dancingthrupregnancy.com to receive your reg­is­tra­tion e-form (required). Receive your PDF study guide work­book and fol­low the out­line of read­ing and video view­ing.

DTP Train­ing

2: Reg­is­ter and Pay for Study Course via Pay­Pal. Take the exam with­in 6 weeks of reg­is­tra­tion. Must pass exam (78%) for cer­tifi­cate. 

Study Course per per­son or group

3: Brand your pro­gram by pur­chas­ing a Trade­mark License. Includes exten­sive addi­tion­al train­ing and deal­ing with the idio­syn­crasies of the pre/postnatal mar­ket. Advice based on expe­ri­ence of run­ning suc­cess­ful oper­a­tions for over four decades through numer­ous mar­ket shifts and tech­nol­o­gy inno­va­tions in com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

Brand License

Check out the Video Teach a Class!


FAQs About Becoming a Teacher in Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness

1. What will this cer­ti­fi­ca­tion qual­i­fy me to teach?

Cer­ti­fied DTP teach­ers can work with:

  1. preg­nant women
  2. mom-baby groups
  3. pre/postnatal per­son­al train­ing

2. What about Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion cred­it?

The Basic practicum train­ing pro­vides 4.5 con­tact hours and the study course with exam pro­vides 12 con­tact hours. Cer­tifi­cates are accept­ed by many fit­ness and health care pro­fes­sion­al groups, includ­ing ACSM, ACE, ICEA, ACNM, AWHONN and oth­ers.

3. What is the pur­pose of the Study Course & Exam?

It is designed to ensure that poten­tial teach­ers have a sol­id grasp of the phys­i­ol­o­gy of preg­nan­cy and the post­par­tum peri­od, so that they can make safe and effec­tive deci­sions about what and how to teach for this pop­u­la­tion.

Those with lit­tle or no prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence in fit­ness or dance are not encour­aged to become an instruc­tor until they are active and have knowl­edge of anato­my and exer­cise terms, and some expe­ri­ence teach­ing move­ment.


4. What is the pur­pose of the Video “How To”?

This is the “hands on” aspect of train­ing. It ensures that teach­ers can safe­ly teach Mind/Body work, Strength and Flex­i­bil­i­ty work, and Cardio/Aerobic work. Poten­tial teach­ers have access to video seg­ments to learn skills unique for this pop­u­la­tion and how to lead exer­cis­es in each com­po­nent area.

5. How do I actu­al­ly put my pro­gram togeth­er, teach and mar­ket it?

Some individuals/businesses already have suf­fi­cient expe­ri­ence to do this on their own. Oth­ers need to learn this or want addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion on pro­gram devel­op­ment spe­cif­ic for the pre/post pop­u­la­tion. We pro­vide this guid­ance as part of the Trade­mark licens­ing pro­ce­dure.

Teach­ers receive class pro­ce­dures and plan­ning work­sheets. Admin­is­tra­tors receive guide­lines for class sched­ul­ing, pub­lic rela­tions, time and bud­get esti­mates and work­sheets. The Trade­mark option also car­ries advan­tages in terms of vis­i­bil­i­ty and cred­i­bil­i­ty.

Addi­tion­al assis­tance for mar­ket­ing and pro­gram admin­is­tra­tion are avail­able on a con­sult­ing basis.


More Infor­ma­tion links:

Teacher Train­ing Details 

Start a Pro­gram.




1. Select appro­pri­ate fee and pay via Pay­Pal (above).

2. Con­tact director@dancingthrupregnancy.com with your name, mail­ing address, phone, email and inter­est in reg­is­ter­ing for the teacher train­ing and we will fol­low up with your e-reg­is­tra­tion form (required). PTPN mem­bers add your mem­ber­ship num­ber.

3.  As soon as we have con­fir­ma­tion from Pay­Pal, the course mate­ri­als are emailed out.



Teacher Train­ing Details


Start A Pro­gram

What do teachers say about their work and their training

I know this is impor­tant work. I am so glad I found your edu­ca­tion­al pro­gram, so I under­stand what to teach and why.”  — LB