About Us

DYBO Academy; inspiring instructors to create fun, effective, fitness workouts with a dance flavour!

DYBO Academy is a centre of excellence for instructors with a passion to provide their local community with outstanding fitness and aerobics classes with a dance flavour. DYBO stands for Dance Your Butt Off, which sets the theme for our classes.

Our aim; to inspire you and provide you with the skills required to enhance and develop your own classes through training courses and a membership.

By encouraging you to add your own personality and flair, we will help to keep your classes fresh, effective, engaging, suitable for everyone and of course all fun!

With our focus on helping instructors deliver high standards, DYBO Academy both complements and works independently of franchise fitness based classes, so you can teach both or use the techniques and skills taught via our Academy to enhance your existing classes.

The Creator: DYBO is the creation of award winning fitness expert Helen Carpenter-Waters, who believes that by providing you with sound teaching methods and techniques as well as diverse and original choreography, you will be offering something different in your local market place, which will help you attract new clients as well as retain your existing.

The Academy is suitable for passionate ETM instructors;

  • no dance background necessary!
  • who want to attract new clients and retain existing
  • with a desire to provide a high standard of fitness dance classes
  • that teach freestyle and/or franchise classes – you can use the tools we teach to enhance all your classes

What makes us different?

  • Focused on achieving consistently high standards of class delivery
  • Provide a range of courses – offering different teach patterns and techniques
  • The fitness classes all have a dance flavour, offering single track, performance track, show piece and add on flow style to name just a few!
  • We don’t tell you what to teach but show you how to create your own classes
  • Provide you with choreography, which you can adapt to your style and class
  • What we teach complements any group exercise classes that you are currently teaching.
  • DYBO Academy is designed and led by award winning Fitness professional Helen Carpenter-Waters who has over 30 years’ experience in the fitness industry.
21 years ago I was a young student of Helen’s, embarking on my career in the world of health and wellness. She supported, mentored and encouraged me throughout my entire course, which for me was incredibly hard as my Mum had just died, so I was not in a good place emotionally.  20 years later I am still going strong, now as a teacher living in south west France. Thank you Helen!
Suzy Duncan