The original Dragonfly Aerial Company teacher training program was created by Mistia Fallon in 2015 for gymnastic instructors in gymnastic facilities that desired to incorporate safety focused, progression based, aerial programs for their gymnasts. Since 2017 we have been the premier nationally recognized, safety focused, aerial program for gymnastic facilities nationwide. In 2019 Mckell Anderson was brought in to broaden the program by extensively expanding progressions and more thoroughly exploring fabric theory in order to accommodate all demographics of students in our programs. Our program was no longer targeting elite gymnastics but would easily accommodate mom’s desiring to get their pre-baby bells back and students of all sizes and abilities.
The staff and trainers at Dragonfly have contributed to the program’s development providing aerial experience that is geographically diverse. We’ve used the best practices and experiences our staff have encountered from leading industry instructors and educators from around the world as our foundation. Our staff strives for continuous improvement and try to instill the need for long term learning in all our trainees, via our program and many other valuable resources.
We do not believe you can prepare an aerial coach in 30 hours. What makes Dragonfly different than other teaching programs is that we provide detailed week by week curriculum for our coaches. We not only teach them how to lesson plan, but we send them out with up to 4 years of weekly lesson plans.
In addition we offer continued education and support on how to expand your aerial program through value add curriculums like camps, parties, parents night out, mixed apparatus classes, bootcamps and creating community based groups like performance companies and competition teams. We are here to direct you to the resources you need to insure your space is structurally sound and we can even give suggestions on marketing your programs.