Courses & Master Classes

We offer a range of practical courses to help you build skills and confidence. Each course offers a variety of choreography methods, format for instruction and dance styles.  The training courses are not sequential, so you do not have to have completed one before booking on another and can be taken in any order.

We also offer INDEPENDANCE” event masterclasses which are suitable for both instructors and their clients. They  are fun, challenging and loved by everyone. The events are presented by Helen Carpenter-Waters and often with a guest presenter. Participants will experience a range of dance styles at these events. You are guaranteed to have a good time as you are taken on a dance journey to remember! If you would like the team to run an ‘INDEPENDANCE‘ event in your area, please contact us –


team-helenLed by Helen Carpenter-Waters, our courses are aimed at passionate instructors; 

  • 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
  • no dance background necessary!

DYBO Academy Courses;

  • The Choreography Equation – 1 day course

    In this practical course, Helen will teach you; 

    • advanced teaching methods to keep your classes fresh and your participants engaged
    • how to create a variety of choreography, effortlessly, using a range of dance styles and methods
    • unique choreography via class demonstration, that you can adapt or use as is
    • the health benefits to share with your class



  • Signature Moves – 1 day course

    Helen is an original creator of the single track teaching format, a method that is still wowing class members and convention delegates today.

    On this training course you will;

    • Learn how to make the single track teaching format truly work for all levels of class
    • Learn a variety of methods to keep creating original single track classes ensuring that they are varied and motivating (preventing choreography block and participant boredom)
    • Learn how to create your own individual style and original movements/combinations with limitless possibilities!
    • Take home choreography to use ‘as is’ or employ the techniques taught on the day to place your unique signature across it

  • Commercial Dance Fitness – ½ day course

    Everyone wants to stay current with their class choreography – sometimes not knowing where to start with ‘on trend’ moves and routines or how to teach them to clients of various abilities and ages.

    On this course, you will;

    • Explore current dance styles
    • Learn how to perform them
    • Learn how to employ them within a dance fitness format
    • Learn how to teach them
    • Take choreography home to enjoy with your class


The DYBO Choreography Equation Course with Helen and Karen was absolutely fantastic and such an amazing and inspiring experience. I cannot recommend this course enough. Every ETM instructor should attend this course, whether they are employed by a fitness club or running their own community classes. I will be taking all the invaluable information that I have gained today and implementing it in my own classes. Thank you so much Helen and Karen
Tania Woolford, Fitness Professional