Dance Fitness Online Training Course


Firstly, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for choosing SOSA Dance Fitness, and to welcome you into our SOSA family.

We are delighted that you have chosen to become an Instructor and ambassador for our company.

At SOSA we are extremely passionate about dance, and the fantastic benefits it brings to our health and wellbeing.

Sosa is at the forefront of a dance movement to create true class inclusivity – to be suitable for all ages and abilities, shapes and size, faiths and culture – and we care greatly about making SOSA accessible to as many people as possible.

You are joining our young, independent dance fitness company at such an exciting time, and we believe SOSA will play a key role in helping to future-proof your classes with loyal, motivated and positive participants.

First and foremost though, your own fabulous journey into this wonderful world of international dance starts right here – and we’re with you all the way…

Introduction and Course Overview

We take great pride in delivering the very best caliber of training to you, as a qualified dance or fitness professional.

We are confident that our own special brand of Online Instructor Training will give you a real sense of knowledge sharing at a highly personal level, with the flexibility to complete the modules and assessments at your own pace.

Your SOSA Online Instructor Training Course is a fun-packed, fully comprehensive training course, led by Katy Barrow, Principal, and Founder of SOSA Dance Fitness.

Here, you will discover absolutely everything you need to know to set up and run your own successful SOSA Dance Fitness classes.

During your SOSA Dance Fitness Online Instructor Training, you will learn how to create a safe, effective and fabulous SOSA Dance Fitness workout using our six core dance styles: Salsa, Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Kizomba, Brazilian Zouk and Rumba.

You will also be taught some beautiful warm up and cool down routines, together with choreography and styling tips that are fun, expressive and unique to SOSA Dance Fitness.

We will give you the skills you need to build and run ‘stand out’ dance fitness classes that are fun, exciting and positively challenging experience for your participants – to keep them coming back for more!

The total study time for this training course is 12 hours.

There are a total of eight modules to complete:

Module 1 – The Masterclass

Module 2 – Steps and Movements

Module 3 – Kizomba

Module 4 – Brazilian Zouk

Module 5 – Samba

Module 6 – Salsa

Module 7 – Cha-Cha-Cha

Module 8 – Rumba

Each module consists of a breakdown/demonstration video which you must watch, plus a partnering training manual that is also essential reading.

This is followed by a theory assessment that you will need to complete, which will contribute to your final marks and assessment.

Although our modules are presented in an ideal learning curve, you may complete these modules in the order of your choice if this is preferable to you.

There are eight theory assessments to complete, one for each module. Each theory assessment has a total of 10 questions (some multiple choice and some free text questions) and you have a total of 20 minutes to complete each theory assessment.

The pass mark is 80% and contributes 5% towards your final mark. You will be given two attempts to complete each theory assessment.

At the end of the course, there will be a Solo Salsa Practical Assessment routine that you will need to learn and demonstrate either by video submission or via Skype.

The pass mark is 80% and contributes 60% towards your final mark.

We want you to enjoy your online training with us, as well as getting a great result! If you have any questions about the modules and assessments, or if you need any technical support, please do contact us at – we think that nothing should ever be considered too small or trivial when it comes to your success with SOSA!

Introduction and Course Overview Video

It is essential to watch this video before undertaking this online training course, as it contains a lot of important information that you will need and want to be aware of before undertaking the learner modules.

This includes the ‘golden rules’ as well as the flexibilities open to you when teaching your classes, PLUS the discounts and benefits associated with being a SOSA Dance Fitness instructor.

We are endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity (CIMSPA), and can award 10 Developmental CPD points for all of our Instructor Training courses.

Our programme follows the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) Ballroom, Latin & Freetyle syllabus.

We are a Corporate Member of UK Active striving to get more people more active. We are also a Recognised School of the Council for Dance Education & Training, and a Corporate member of One Dance UK working to improve the conditions in which dance is created, performed and experienced.

Your Registration

Please download and fill in the three documents below – Your Learner Application Form, Your Professional Code of Conduct and Your Instructor PARQ and Informed Consent Form.

You need to complete, sign and return all of these to us as soon as possible.

When returning your Learner Application Form, please also supply a copy of your highest qualification (there is no need to supply copies of ALL qualifications, just the one that is most relevant) and a copy of your current CV (if you have one).

If you are unsure about any of the above, please get in touch. Once completed, please email your completed documents to We will confirm safe receipt of these documents from you by return email.

Your Course Checklist

First things first! We would recommend downloading our SOSA Dance Fitness Course Checklist before you begin, so you can keep an easy, at-a-glance track of which modules you’ve completed as you go along.

Start learning your Solo Salsa Assessment Routine

You are required to perform a set Solo Salsa Assessment routine as your final practical assessment for the course.

We would strongly advise you to watch the routine and start learning this straight away, to give yourself the maximum amount of practice time.

Please DO NOT complete and submit your practical assessment until you have completed all eight modules of the training course, as you will learn a lot of information throughout the duration of the training course that will help to improve your knowledge and understanding, therefore ensuring you receive the highest possible grade.

Read your Training Resource Manual

We would encourage you to take fullest advantage of our in-depth SOSA Dance Fitness Training Resource Manual as it is an important learning companion.

Please read it first, and then you will be properly prepared to complete your theory assessment on the Fundamentals of dance and fitness, before you begin the training modules.

Complete your Fundamentals Theory Assessment

In order to access and complete your Online Theory Assessment on the Fundamentals of dance and fitness, please click the button below.

The password is ‘sosaonline’.

You will be asked to enter your full name and email address before you begin.

You have been allocated a total of 20 minutes to complete this assessment, which includes 10 questions.

The pass mark is 80%, and contributes 5% towards your total mark.

You will be asked to enter your full name and email address before you begin.

*Please note – Classmarker is an automated marking system, and is very sensitive to any variation in spelling, punctuation and formatting.

Due to the ‘free text’ questions contained within the assessment, every test is graded manually by our Assessor, so please do not be alarmed if you think you have answered a question correctly and the system marks it as incorrect, as this will be rectified during the manual grading process.

You will receive an email notification of your score within 2 working days of completing the assessment (please allow for weekends and Bank Holidays). If you do not meet the required pass rate first time, please do not worry, as you will be given a second attempt.