Remote Teacher Training Course

45 hours / Over 4 weeks


Our remote teacher training option allows for a broad range of accessibility for students in locations all around the world.  Using a mixed learning format, participants are able to CHOOSE from any of the four apparatus offer;  Silks, Lyra, Trapeze and Rope.  The next training will be a level 1 training, and will be held in May, 2021. Please visit our SCHEDULE page for more information.

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

Breakdown of Course

Independent Study – Estimated 13 Hours

This includes video lectures, book readings, quizzes & surveys

Skills Video Submissions – Estimated 20 Hours

You will have access to all the tutorial videos with descriptions and a follow-along bullet pointed list of instructor notes . Each week you will be required to film and submit yourself doing the assigned  skills for that week. This is all organized through a skills tracker where you submit video links and receive personalized feedback from your instructor. In some cases, we may ask you to refilm skills.

Live Course 12 Hours

Once a week you will join a zoom call with the other participants on the course.  These sessions include Paper Doll Militia teaching methodologies, practice teaching exercises, discussions and Q & A. 

Other Important Information


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. 

Aerial Rigging

 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. 


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.”