The CLI Studios Trainee Program is an exclusive mentorship program for aspiring young dancers!


The CLI Studios Trainee Program is an exclusive program for highly dedicated or pre-professional dancers. A Trainee must be enrolled in and attending either a CLI Studios Sponsored School or a Studio Partner. Our program mission is to assist our Trainees in accomplishing their goals year-round. Our program mentors work closely with each Trainee to help them reach her/his goals. This program is unlike any other, with individualized feedback, coaching, lectures, carefully crafted curricula, and exclusive classes from the industry’s leading professionals.



Monthly assignments with personalized feedback from your Mentors!

Every month, our Trainees receive a new video assignment from their Trainee Coach. These assignments range from learning choreography to improvisation prompts in various styles and levels of dance. We encourage our Trainees to challenge themselves with the provided assignments, but, dancers always have the option to submit a solo or audition piece for feedback as well.

Receive new perspectives and insights around your dancing and artistry! We work hard to provide fresh ideas and recommendations on areas of improvement each month. Trainees will have the opportunity to hear feedback from various top-industry choreographers and build direct relationships with them!


If you already have a busy training schedule, don’t worry! You can complete this program at your own pace.

We realize most of our Trainees have packed schedules with loyal dedication to their dance studios, and we do not want to take that away! This is why Teddy Forance, tWitch, and our other mentors have designed this program to be easily accessible 24/7, at your convenience.

The Trainee Program curricula are accessible on laptops, tablets, and Apple phones (app for Android phones coming soon!). As Trainees work through their monthly curricula, they can mark tasks as "Complete" or go back to a previous month at any time to complete unfinished classes.

More than just a curriculum!

Our Trainees receive access to not only their exclusive content, but to a large database of exciting dance classes! With over 250 hours of classes, and new classes being uploaded every week, Trainees should have no shortage of dance inspiration.

Take a hip-hop class with Misha Gabriel, learn a contemporary combo with Allison Holker, tune in to one our livestream classes, work on tap progressions with Melinda Sullivan, or give your body a break and take in some educational lecture videos by International Dance Teaching Standards. You have the freedom to design your education - it's dancer's choice!

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Achieve the CLI Studios Trainee Program Certification of Completion!

Include your completion of the CLI Studios Trainee Program to your resume and/or college applications to add even more credibility to your dance training. This certification can be achieved by completing one year of training with us, but Trainees are always welcome and encouraged to renew and continue their CLI Studios training for multiple years.

The collegiate and professional dance world can be intimidating -- that’s why we are committed to helping dancers and dance parents navigate the industry, and help YOU reach your goals.