slide1 n.
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Audio 101 DVD

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 65

Audio 101 DVD - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

Audio 101 DVD. Set Structure. What is Jazzercise set structure? Importance of set structure: Jazzercise consistent worldwide Set structure and uniformity Maintains quality of Jazzercise Promotes the integrity of Jazzercise

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Audio 101 DVD' - amy

Download Now An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
set structure
What is Jazzercise set structure?

Importance of set structure:

Jazzercise consistent worldwide

Set structure and uniformity

Maintains quality of Jazzercise

Promotes the integrity of Jazzercise

“Regular” set structure guidelines will be covered today at the workshop.

Set Structure
american college of sports medicine industry standards
Work large muscle groups continuously and rhythmically at an aerobic level.

Perform frequently (three to five times/week).

Work the heart at 64-94% of maximum heart rate (HR).

Activity is continuous and has a duration of 20-60 minutes.

Include strength training at least two days per week, sufficient to condition the major muscle groups.

Resistance bands, balls, weights etc.

Well-rounded and includes stretching exercises in every class.

American College of Sports Medicine Industry Standards
choreography notes
Routine info


Technique and safety tips

Routine set (R-set) variations and song info

Alternative movements


Choreography Notes
parts of a class
Parts of a Class
  • Part 1: Warm-up and Aerobic
  • Part 2: Strength Training, Stretch and Cool Down
warm up segment
Purpose and labels

Write the title of the O/I

Write the total warm-up time on the left side of the set structure sheet.

Warm-up Segment
aerobic segment
Purpose and labels


Aerobic curve progression

Move Forward 0 to 1 Column Only

L or LM

Move fwd 1


Move fwd 1

L or





Aerobic Segment
build an aerobic set
Build an Aerobic Set!
  • Consider both the label as well as the musical flow from one routine to the next.
  • Write the title of the aerobic routines

Write the total aerobic time on the left side of the set structure sheet.

warm up aerobic considerations
Warm-Up & Aerobic Considerations
  • Perceived Exertion Chart
    • Required to post in every class.
    • Required to reference during aerobic section.
  • Where to place a BCO routine
  • Music changes should flow from one routine to the next.
    • Cut unnecessary time from end of aerobic routines.
strength stretch cool down purpose
Strength/Stretch/Cool DownPurpose
  • Purpose of strength training segment
  • Purpose of stretching segment
  • Purpose of cool down segment
strength stretch cool down labels
Strength/Stretch/Cool DownLabels
  • Strength
      • Meets requirement
      • Optional
      • Versions
      • Transitions
  • Stretch
  • Cool down (“E” in the label to end class)
      • SAE – Stretch/Ascend/End
      • SE – Stretch/End
      • SAE or SE Combo (Combo = Strength Training)
strength stretch cool down can be taught as
Strength/Stretch/Cool DownCan Be Taught as….
  • Standing/FloorDescend to the floor at some point during the strength training section and ascend prior to or during the final routine.

Required to teach one complete strength training routine on the floor.

  • All StandingRemain standing from the warm-up to the last routine.
strength training requirements
Strength TrainingRequirements
  • Must have minimum (3) strength training routines: (1) gluteal, (1) abdominal, (1) upper torso.
  • Can have maximum (4) strength training routines.
      • Does not include stretch or cool down routine.
      • Fourth routine can be labeled optional or meets requirement.
      • If you repeat a muscle group, use a different movement to do so.
  • No more than two consecutive routines without equipment.
choreographed stretch routine
Choreographed Stretch Routine


  • Entire routine spent stretching


  • All Standing Class:
    • Place anywhere within the strength training segment.
  • Standing/Floor Class:
    • Prior to descending
    • Immediately following a descending routine.
    • Immediately prior to an ascending routine.

Always read your notes for placement!

stretch cool down requirements
Stretch/Cool DownRequirements

Every class ends with an “E”

  • You have met the stretching and cool down requirements when ending class with a “E” in the routine label.
  • In addition, if you choose to use a choreographed stretch, your “E” routine must include strength training.
build a strength set
Write three required strength routines.

Add required ender/cool down “E” routine.

Add additional routine strength routine.

Add a choreographed stretch routine.

Write the total time for the strength, stretch and cool down combined on the left side of the set structure sheet.

Build a Strength Set
calculate your worksheet
Total all class segments on set structure sheet.

Is your total correct?

Add 10-20 seconds (slug) between aerobic and strength section when picking up equipment.

Calculate Your Worksheet
ask yourself if
The music is current (and oldies rule).

There is enough diversity and style and feel of the music (more to be reviewed on Feel & Flow DVD).

If there are a variety of movements in your set.

Your routines belong on the front or backside of the curve (remember BCO label).

The music and movements build class up and bring it down/flow.

Your total class time meets the requirements.

Ask Yourself If….
securing music for class
Domestic Jazzercise music on iTunes

Independent labels


Blank Audio Files

International instructors can access music from or playlist within select countries.Talk to your district manager.

Securing Music for Class
the take away
The purpose of set structure is to provide a safe and effective workout.

Putting together a set is an important process that requires thought and planning.

Routines Database – check it out!

The Take Away
industry standards
Industry Standards

“A facility must offer each adult member a pre-activity screening that is appropriate to the physical activities to be performed by the member.”

Not adhering to industry standards can result in legal judgment in favor of the customer.

participation authorization release
Participation Authorization Release

ALL customers must complete a Participation Authorization Release.

Screen for customers with pre-existing conditions.

Review Participation Authorization Release prior to the class.

Evaluate customer readiness.

Encourage high-risk customers to watch first.

Get written permission from a physician if necessary.

Update forms annually.

new customers
New Customers

Workout Guide

Perceived Exertion Chart

Learn the Moves

Encourage customers to ask questions.

ask questions if customer informs you of a problem
Ask Questions If Customer Informs You of a Problem

Does your doctor know you are taking Jazzercise?

What movements cause discomfort?

Ask customer to identify movements that cause pain.

Instructor can show modifications for those movements prior to class.



Give literature and offer to answer any questionsthe doctor may have.

Ask if there are any guidelines or warnings given.

injury prevention
Injury Prevention

What could potentially create an unsafe class environment?

Wear proper footwear.

Be aware of the customers.

Encourage layered clothing.

Bring water container with lid.

Ear plugs (not cotton) can provide 20 dB of protection.

Adequate room to dance and include safety tips when cueing!

Have required emergency supplies in each class

(See Class Structure sheet of evaluation form)

what to do when an injury occurs
What to Do When an Injury Occurs

Keep class going if possible.

Aid and evaluate injured person.

Offer ice pack.

Activate EMS if needed.

Teaching instructor completesIncident Report.

DO NOT give medical advice. Refer customer to a doctor.

Refer to Emergency Card.

taking care of yourself
Taking Care of Yourself


Use microphone properly.

Hydrate prior to class.


Check the balance on sound system.

Research use of a stage monitor for sound.

Eat Well

Eat a healthy, well balanced diet.


Listen to your body for appropriate number of classes for your body. One 24-hour rest weekly is ideal.

quick quiz
Quick Quiz

If an injury occurs, what form must be completed?

Where is this form located? Who completes the form?

What form must all participants complete prior to class?

What measures can be taken to prevent an incident?

the take away1
The Take Away

All customers must complete a Participation Authorization Release.

If an accident occurs, do not give medical advice.

Complete an Incident Report ASAP after an accident.

jazzercise inc philosophy
We believe fitness is an important aspect of well being and enhances the overall quality of people’s lives; therefore Jazzercise is committed to helping people understand and value the importance of health and fitness.Jazzercise, Inc. Philosophy
jazzercise goals
Jazzercise Goals





your jazzercise goals
What are your short-term and long-term goals for your Jazzercise franchise?

How do your goals align with Jazzercise, Inc. goals?

Achieve your goals! Utilize all Jazzercise resources and understand your franchise.

Open classes when possible – class proposal procedures on JCLS.

Your Jazzercise Goals
contact information
District Manager

Jazzercise, Inc. Resources:

Franchisee and Customer Support

EFT (Electronic Funds Transfers)

JFAS – Jazzercise Franchise Assistant Software

Marketing/Media Relations/Public Relations

Jazzercise Apparel

Contact Information
corporate communication
Choreography Notes online/Routine DVD shipped.

District Hotline

District meetings

Other corporate communication – e-mails, mailings, conference calls, postings.

Corporate Communication
franchise agreement
Legal binding document


Sub or regular franchisee

Addendums: Juniors, Lite/Low Impact, or Business Franchise

State/territory where your franchise is valid

Franchise/Instructor number

You own your own franchise.

You can teach for anyone you choose in your franchise territory.

File your copy of Franchise Agreement.

Franchise Agreement
terms conditions
MUST abide by franchise agreement terms and conditions.

All instructors – current liability insurance paid by November 1. $250.00 deductible.

All instructors – current CPR and Internet access required.

All instructors – satisfactory annual evaluation.

All instructors – attend all district meetings.

CFF paid on all class generated income the 5th of each month.

Sub/Associates report all classes taught by the 5th of each month and must sub 4-8 times per month.

Sub/Associates - sub annual fee paid by November 1.

NOTE: Late filing of any payment or report will result in a late fee.

Terms & Conditions

Termination of your Franchise Agreement will occur if you do not abide by the terms of the agreement. All Terminations are FINAL.

terms conditions1
Terms & Conditions

Annual Evaluation of Instructors

  • Review Class Performance Review forms in Trainee Packet.
  • New instructors notified prior to 1st evaluation.
  • Workshop routine set will be considered current (only) for 60 days.
  • Ideally evaluated within 60 days of the workshop to give you helpful feedback and encouragement.
the take away2
More Instructors – More Classes – More Customers

Your district manager is your first point of contact for any questions.

Use your Jazzercise resources to achieve your goals.

The Take Away
jazzercise com franchise zone business center Zone/Business Center

Business Center

Franchise Zone

accessing the franchise zone
Once your paperwork has been received and processed, you will receive your instructor number and temporary password via two e-mails from Then follow the steps below:

Go to

Click on Franchisee Login on the top menu bar.

Enter your instructor number.

Enter the temporary password and login.

Once in the Franchise Zone, click on Your Business Center on the top menu bar.

You will then be immediately prompted to enter your desired permanent password.

Accessing theFranchise Zone

Above information is located in your Trainee Packet.

let s review business center franchise zone
Let’s Review: Business Center & Franchise Zone

Business Center

Franchise Zone

the take away3
Following the Workshop

Set up a Business Center password.

Take some time to click around the Business Center, Franchise Zone and Routines Database.

The Take Away
develop a plan to make a profit
Short-termHow long will it take to earn back the money you’ve spent to date?








Develop a Plan to Make a Profit



Break Even

return on your investment
Initial Investment

Workshop Expenses

Startup Expenses

Anticipated Weekly Income

Example: 3 classes x $12

Return on Your Investment



Weekly Revenue


Initial Investment


divided by

= 83 Weeks (a little over a year and a half)

your sample profit
Your Sample Profit

Anticipated Yearly Revenue



Music $150

Sub Annual Fee $100

Apparel $400

On-going Expenses


Insurance $185

CPR Certification $50

District Meetings $100

Profit = $887

let s talk

Teaches Jazzercise and Body Sculpting

Will drive up to 30 minutes to teach

Can teach six mornings a week

Requires childcare


Teaches all formats

Can teach three mornings a week

Will drive no more than five miles

Needs 24 hours notice

Requires childcare

Let’s Talk
it s your choice
It’s Your Choice!










Center Owner



income opportunities
Teach more classes

Advertise services to local instructors.

Short-term classes

Junior Jazzercise or Personal Touch

10% CFF and remain on substitute status

Become a Class Owner!

Income Opportunities
be in charge of your destiny
Send out an e-mail or post card to all class owners letting them know your availability.

When you first start

Prior to Holidays

Before Summer

Convenience is Key!

Make yourself available and attend as many classes as possible to make yourself visible!

Be in Charge of Your Destiny
the take away4
Determine your short-term and long-term profit goals.

Variety of income opportunities available.

Figure out what you want and make your choices accordingly.

You are your own boss.

Be in charge of your destiny!

The Take Away
workshop wrap up activities
Complete the New Instructor Plan

Review the To-Do List

Review Substitute/Associate Guidelines

Workshop Wrap-Up Activities
workshop wrap up1
There are many resources and income opportunities to help you achieve your goals.

Your district manager is here to help. Contact him/her with any questions or concerns.

Be in charge of your destiny…the choice is yours!

Assistance to new instructors continues with post workshop conference call in weeks!

Now let’s watch what Shanna has to say…

Workshop Wrap-Up

Please complete the online Workshop Survey.

Franchise Zone/Recruiting New Instructors/Post Workshop Mentoring/

Workshop Survey



You are now officially

a Jazzercise instructor!