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Become a Certified Zipper Instructor

Join us for a one-of-a-kind training in a serene forest setting where you will learn the fundamentals of instructing the Zipper method.  Become part of the growing community of dancers sharing the practice of co-leadership, core connection, and creative expression across the world.

The five day intensive will be held August 2015 on Whidbey Island, WA at Butopia: Pacific Northwest Center for the Embodied Arts in Nature.  Registration opens December 21st, 2014.  Email for more details.

Above photo: A moment from the 2014 Zipper Dance teacher training in Portland, OR


Upcoming courses:

(To register, please call 231.631.2172)

  • October 25th-30th, 2014: Hancock, Michigan
  • August 2015: Whidbey Island, Washington



Course details:

40 hour, 4 day intensive course

  • Course package: $800
  • 50% deposit required 6 weeks before the course to reserve your space
  • Space is limited to 8 new instructor students
  • Receive 20% off tuition if you refer a friend!


Certified Zipper Instructor (CZI) course package includes:

  • Intensive Zipper dance method instruction and teacher training
  • Zipper Instructor Manual (ZIM):
    • Zipper method principles
    • Specific teaching exercises with photos
    • Lesson plans
    • Detailed instruction tips
    • Workshop flow vs. regular class structure and formatting
    • Kaleidoscope yoga poses and flow for Zipper classes or jams
  • Playlists of fabulous music for teaching
  • Zipper T-Shirt
  • Access to the digital Zipper Dance logo and promotional layouts

Zipper dancing and instructing with Kari in Bozeman, MT, Fall 2011


Join our growing community of instructors:

  • Invitation to attend the annual CZI summer retreat
  • Lifetime teaching support
    • Regular updates to the ZIM
    • Updates to playlists and new musician/music ideas
    • Access to the CZI discussion forum
  • Quarterly check-in meetings over web or in person
  • 25% discount on Zipper Dance books
  • Become registered as a CZI listed on the website
    • Allow new nearby students to find you through
    • We’ll link to your personal or business website