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Become an Instructor of the ultimate, theatrical,

“In every job that must be done there is an element of FUN,
you find the fun and SNAP, the job’s a game…”
Mary Poppins

It’s time to trust my instincts, close my eyes and leap!
– Wicked

Join the cast of ChiChi Fit

With such huge demand for ChiChi Fit classes, we think it’s a no brainer to add ChiChi Fit to your teaching timetable! There’s no work-out quite like it and we would love to welcome you to the team with jazz hands at the ready! Even if you do have another job, or you teach other fitness classes, there is nothing to stop you adding ChiChi Fit to your timetable and joining the ChiChi Fit family. It’s fast becoming the nation’s fitness addiction!

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Dance fitness instructor training – In-Person trainings are back!

Choose to train LIVE in-person OR live ONLINE:
Our LIVE in-person trainings are back, taking place at our studio in Cheltenham. If travel poses a challenge, wherever you are in the world you can also train from the comfort of your home with
ChiChi Fit’s cleverly devised LIVE & Online, showbiz training programme.  This is your chance to become a certified ChiChi FIT Instructor and join our incredible team endorsed by Craig Revel Horwood.

On successful completion of the course your ChiChi NET membership is activated giving access to training materials, choreography, music and continued on-going monthly support to keep you on top of your game!

In-Person Training costs £180
On-line Training costs just £140
ChiChi NET Membership costs £25 per month

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ChiChi Programmes

Initially everyone trains in our signature programme ChiChi FIT. It’s a fun, fast-paced, high-cardio dance workout designed for all dance and fitness abilities. You’ll learn:

  • An introduction to the ChiChi Fit brand 
  • The unique qualities of being a ChiChi Fit instructor
  • A ChiChi Fit Masterclass
  • How to bring the choreography to life
  • How to promote and launch your ChiChi classes
  • How to access ongoing training and choreographies
  • How to be the best in the business!

Should you wish to take on any of ChiChi Fit’s additional programmes – ChiChi KIDS & TEENS, ChiChi ENCORE (50+ slower paced, lower impact) and ChiChi CHAIR, there is no additional training day required as you learn all the skills along with how to access more indepth learning, during your ChiChi FIT training.

ChiChi FIT is our signature programme, fun, addictive and where the roots of ChiChi Fit began. You’ll learn simple-to-follow routines from a variety of different shows and get taken on an emotive journey through the music and the moves. Dance to upbeat showstoppers and beautiful ballads. You will sweat and sparkle as you dance through as many as 12 routines a class. The choreographies are enough to challenge a seasoned dancer but are accessible even to the beginner. No matter what fitness or dance level you’re at, ChiChi FIT is safe, fun, and effective!

ChiChi ENCORE is our golden alternative, designed for those who want to dance and get fitter at a slower pace and at a lower intensity. It’s just as much fun but not as fast! It has huge appeal to the 50+ age group. With easy-to-follow ChiChi choreography that focuses on range of motion, balance, coordination and maintaining muscle strength using the well-honed structure of warm-up, cardio, toning and cool down routines. You will dance to fabulous showtunes enhanced by a flavour of the golden era of musicals. Routines will have lower impact moves with flexible adaptations to suit your specific needs.

Your ENCORE “First Class” of routines costs £50 which includes all choreography, music and trainings. There is a 50% discount if instructors purchase the programme in the first month after training – only £25 and your first month’s membership is FREE. Membership to the ENCORE programme costs an additional £5 per month which includes ongoing choreography and training.

Perfect for our younger ChiChi FIT fans, ChiChi KIDS (7-12 years) and ChiChi TEENS (13-17 years) is a chance for our kids to be active and theatrical, whilst singing and dancing to songs from their favourite musical shows. Featuring hit songs from The Lion King, SIX the Musical, Hamilton, High School Musical, Matilda and many more.

Your KIDS/TEENS “First Class” of routines costs £50 to include all choreography, music and trainings. There is a 50% discount if instructors purchase the programme in the first month after training – only £25 and your first month’s membership is FREE. Membership to the KIDS programme costs an additional £5 per month which includes ongoing choreography and training.

*A valid Enhanced DBS Check is required to teach children (we can assist you in applying for one).

Our inspired seated fitness programme. With all the show biz fun and pzazz that is synonymous with ChiChi Fit, you can enjoy a programme specially designed to be performed seated in a chair.

ChiChi CHAIR is specifically for individuals with limited mobility who have complications standing during fitness. It’s ideal for the elderly, wheel chair users, those suffering from obesity and those who are rehabilitating after injury as it provides a great low-impact way to incorporate movement into their routine.

Your CHAIR “First Class” of routines costs £100 to include all choreography, music and trainings. There is a 50% discount if instructors purchase the programme in the first month after training – only £50 and your first month’s membership is FREE. Membership to the CHAIR programme costs an additional £5 per month which includes ongoing choreography and training.

*A valid Enhanced DBS Check is required to teach elderly (we can assist you in applying for one).

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Join one of our dance fitness
instructor training courses today!


In just one, intensive day, you can qualify to teach!

Training includes ACT 1, 2 & 3 below.

Here’s your showbiz schedule:

First you will enjoy the theatrical experience of a 45-minute ChiChi FIT Class – the class you will learn to teach.

Following this you will:

♥   Break down and learn the steps and skills to teach each routine, to include effective warm-ups and stretches.
♥   Master techniques to deliver the best showbiz fitness classes on the market!
♥   Discover what makes ChiChi FIT’s programme unique & why classes are in such high demand.
♥   Learn how to establish your business effectively so it will expand and thrive.
♥   Be introduced to ChiChi NET, your private membership network.

Dance through routines led by your ChiChi trainer where will be observed in order to provide tailored feedback.

In-Person: Personalised critique will be provided throughout the day.

Online: To provide an accurate assessment over Zoom, you will be observed by an additional assessor.

Receive your assessment critique and be welcomed into the cast of ChiChi FIT. Your ChiChi NET membership and license will then be activated.

In-Person: Personalised critique will be provided throughout the day with a summary at the end.

Online: Enjoy a one-to-one video call with your Trainer. Our instructors have found this to be invaluable as it builds connections to ensure the Online experience matches the In-Person training

This is a perfect opportunity to have any questions answered and to create a personalized plan for getting your ChiChi Fit classes up and running!

In-Person training will take place at a studio in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Exact venue to be confirmed.

Times: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, with a lunch break.


ChiChi NET is designed to develop both you and your fitness business to set you up for success. Membership includes:

  • Videos and step-by-step guides of all routines, so you can perfect them in the privacy of your own home.
  • New routines and content every month.
  • Full use of all marketing, branding, music and choreography.
  • Logos and images for use in marketing material.
  • Marketing and legal advice.
  • Encouragement and support, which includes access to the instructor team community ‘Backstage’.

ChiChi NET Membership – £25 per month. Additional ChiChi programme cost £5 per month. NO additional training day is required to offer ChiChi KIDS, TEENS & ENCORE. All training is provided and on-going via ChiChi NET.

Enjoy the most valuable membership you ever subscribe to!

All choreography is done for you…

Due to the complex musicality of show tunes, every ChiChi FIT routine is choreographed in its entirety as the choreography demands a strong element of fitness, while managing changing rhythms, tempo, story-telling and musical style. All routines have been expertly choreographed to effectively incorporate all. Your class will look and feel like dancers!

This saves our instructors precious time and effort and guarantees every routine will be fabulous. You’ll make more money in less time! All you have to do is learn the moves and teach them to your class.

What can a ChiChi Fit Instructor expect to EARN?

Teaching just 2 classes a week at £6 per class with an average of 20 attending makes £240 (clearing approx £200 after venue hire). Teach 4 classes per week and you’re doubling the income – £400 for 4 hrs!

Getting fit

Feel like the star of the show every single class

Your clients will see you as sensational! If glitter and sequins are your thing, feel free to sparkle up your fitness gear to razzle dazzle!


Quick but effective training, with ongoing support. You’ll be earning right away!

You’ll step out of the chorus and into the lead!

Following your passion and doing what you love will provide the shine and sparkle you’ve been missing!

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All That Jazz


Step into the spotlight

Sparkle, shine, sweat and feel amazing

Be your own boss and the star of the show

All while making great money

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from instructors

“I have just completed my training course at the weekend and I’m still absolutely buzzing from it. The training itself started with a 45 minute master class and I just knew instantly from that short amount of time that I had made the best decision. Danella is such a wonderful instructor, so welcoming and really puts you at ease whilst training. I currently teach in the community and my adults and kids can’t wait for their first class. I recommend anyone with a passion for musical theatre, dance or even love to sing along to show songs to give the classes or training a go. Thanks so much Danella I can’t wait to get started.”

– Adele, Glasgow

“Without ChiChi FIT I would never have found my sparkle.”

– Lauren, Cheltenham

“ChiChi Fit is amazing! I did the training online from Australia and it couldn’t have gone better! Danella is an amazing trainer and made the process so fun and provided great attention to detail. I felt like I was in the same room as her and the other participants yet I was on the other side of the world. The program is simply fabulous and I think we will see a lot more ChiChi classes popping up all over the world. Thank you Danella and ChiChi Fit for offering this amazing program and doing it all with such fun and class!”

– Alanna, Australia


Anyone 18+ with a passion for musical shows, dance and fitness. Running ChiChi Fit classes does require a lot of energy, so you do need to be able to dance solidly for at least 45 minutes! However, rehearsing for your classes will soon have you high-kicking and flicking effortlessly. 

In-Person Training: clothing you can dance in, good trainers, a water bottle and some food, although shops are nearby.

Online Training: a good internet connection, the Zoom app installed and Jazz Hands at the ready! You will also need a small resistance band. You will receive a recommended band in your welcome email after booking a training.

  • Every ChiChi FIT routine is carefully choreographed from beginning to end to ensure it embodies the theatrical dance style from the show it has been taken along with an effective, results driven fitness element. The fitness moves are simple but make you look and feel like a dancer.
  • You will have access to filmed routines via the membership portal where you can learn and copy each routine.
  • We also provide training on how to learn routines easily and how to implement them in your classes along with written instructions of every step.

ChiChi FIT dance fitness instructor courses are considered a specialty certificate, just like Pilates or Yoga. Depending on your country or the fitness facility in which you plan to teach, you may need a general group exercise certificate. 

With one of the following qualifications, you will automatically be accepted onto the ChiChi Fit training course:

  • Level 2 Sport or Fitness related qualification
  • Dance Diploma/Degree or Dance Teaching qualification that includes an Anatomy & Physiology assessment
  • Another qualification that includes an Anatomy & Physiology assessment 

Different Qualification? If you hold a different qualification in dance/fitness/sport you will need prior approval.

No qualification but the relevant experience? If you have the relevant experience either as a dancer/performer you will need prior approval.

A passion for fitness, dance and musical shows is essential!



  • After completing your ChiChi Fit instructor training, you can begin teaching whenever you feel ready!
  •  Instructors act as independent contractors, giving you the freedom to set your own hours, schedule, prices and terms etc at any facility you choose. 
  • Before teaching your first class, you will need to allow time to practice on your own to become confident with the choreography of routines, the music and the lyrics! 
  • We also encourage you to set up your own social media page to get more clients. You’ll receive advice on this during the training.

We want to support your dreams, not replace them, or dampen them. This is an exciting opportunity to expand your performing career, placing you in the lead role, and all whilst keeping you fit, fabulous and financially secure.

As a professional performer you’ll know there is nothing sweeter than making a living doing what you love, however, the world of theatre is elusive. You may be between roles, working part-time, or need some extra cash. Becoming a dance fitness instructor allows you to do what you love, wherever you find yourself located, whilst making money. 

This is a way to keep you in, or get you back into the industry!

We know how much time it takes to teach a class AND create your own choreography. This is why we do it for you, so you can earn more money, quickly, whilst your class is guaranteed to get moving and sparkling! You can be certain that every routine has been carefully created to ensure your classes are the best in the industry.

There are plenty of classes around the UK (and even some in Australia & America), but if you can’t get to a live class, book an online class with founder Danella. See our classes in action, or contact us to experience a free taster session.