Remote Teacher Training Course

Paper Doll Militia’s 45 hour Remote Teacher Training Course is a comprehensive and fully interactive training that you can do at home or in a private access studio.  We have designed our remote  training to up-hold the same level of quality and integrity of our in-person training.  through the integration of online educational materials along with interactive physical instruction. This is not a ‘work by yourself’ training.  Instead, this is an instructor led training that includes group instruction & feedback and lifetime access to over 200 recorded reference videos and other course materials.

To find out more information about what’s included in our Teacher Training Course, visit our OVERVIEW PAGE

The Paper Doll Militia approach to teacher training is engaging, interactive, community building, and comprehensive. I can’t believe how much we were able to accomplish during our training!” – Gretchen Siegfried – Backyard Circus

For more testimonials from our Remote Training Click HERE

How it all works

Our remote training utilizes 2 online platforms, Thinkific and Zoom. All of your videos and course materials are presented in a user friendly format, making it an easy and low stress format for everyone, including the technologically challenged. All of our live classes will take place on Zoom, and we provide clear and in-depth instructions for how to participate before the course begins. All participants will be physically working through the skills and practice teaching sessions as a part of the live classes. 


The pre-requisites and audition skills required for this course are the same as the in-person trainings, and can be found in the side menu to the left on this website. 

Important: At this point in time we are only able to offer this training to those who have SAFE access to aerial rigging.  You will be required to provide detailed information about your aerial set up, so that we can ensure the safety of all our participants. This not only means safe rigging and mats, but also safe social distancing and disinfecting protocols in the case of any shared spaces.

Upon registration, you will be required to provide the following:

  1. Audition video with pre-requisite skills for the course*
  2. Work Space Videos (up to 3 videos) 


Sample Schedule



Each Training has a registration open date, which can be found on the schedule. (Click the menu bar on the left)  We require several pieces of information, including video auditions and rigging set up information. These should all be prepared before submitting your application. Please Read the Pre-Registration Info Pack before registering. 

Limited spots available.



Pricing for SILKS / LYRA / TRAPEZE Full Trainings

Early Bird Price $820/ €720 / £650         

Full Price $870 / €770 /  £690

Pricing for Rope “Fast Track” training

Price $275 / €240 /  £215

Early Bird Pricing

Early Bird Price Window is the first 7 days  of registration for any training. 

Your application will only be eligible for early bird price if the registration form is complete. Once we have reviewed your application we may have some questions about your rigging, or ask you to re-film part or all of your video. In this case, you will have one week from our information request to resubmit any further materials in order to guarantee your early bird price. 

Additional costs

Please remember to budget for the purchase of required reading (please click the tab on the left for more details)

Additionally, we have found that having access to a speaker and/ or headset (wireless is ideal) will increase the quality and ease of taking the online course. These are optional, but highly recommended. It’s also a bonus to have some at home props such as yoga mat, strap, blocks, resistance bands, etc… Many of these things can be substituted by low cost alternatives such as books, tights, scarves, etc…If you have any questions about the additional costs associated with this program, please contact us at


Paper Doll Militia are recognized by American Circus Educators Association and is part of the Circus Arts Safety Network! ACE recognized that our Teacher Training program is committed to facilitating a safe environment and curriculum.

“To establish specific guidelines that will help promote, encourage and foster better safety and risk management practices as related to circus arts by creating a system that recognizes circus spaces that demonstrate a continued commitment to better safety practices as based on ACE’s guidelines.”