RWID Assistant Certification

RhythmWorksLogo-rgbHaving knowledgable and aware assistants in class can be a game-changer when it comes to providing a cohesive and supportive learning atmosphere for your students/clients. The online Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Assistant Certification Course provides the tools necessary to get your entire team on the same page.

This course focuses on all aspects of what it takes to be an effective assistant:

  • Sensory integration and its affects on behavior and learning
  • Basic behavioral strategies
  • Movement patterns and safety
  • Special population considerations
  • Assisting movement

No prior knowledge of dance, sensory integration, behavioral strategies, or movement safety is required.  The RWID Assistant Certification course is appropriate for ages 14 and up.  Special exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Throughout the online course, attendees will be engaged in research-based lectures, movement activities, and multiple choice quizzes. Upon the completion of the course, passing score on the exam, and submission of a Proof of Hours package, attendees will be certified Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Assistants and will be able to demonstrate knowledge of appropriate assisting techniques with the clinical, technical, and social applications of RWID.

Identify common challenges that accompany specific diagnosis such as Down syndrome, Autism, and Cerebral Palsy and assist in making modifications to accommodate these challenges.

Identify the antecedent, behavior, & consequence of actions demonstrated by each student, and effectively encourage desired adaptive responses.

Assist with visual, auditory, and somatosensory aids during the learning process.

ONLINE Assistant Certification Course


For aides and assistants in the dance, academic, and clinical settings

  • 6.5 hours of online lessons
  • Self-paced learning
  • Inclusion on RWID website as a Certified Assistant

The Fine Print:

Passing score of 70% and Proof of Hours submission package are required for certification.