by Alana James, Kemptville Infinity
It has not been easy for anyone, let alone kids adapting to the “new normal” during COVID-19 safety restrictions. Health care professionals say it is so important for children’s mental health and social development, as well as the obvious physical benefits, to remain active.
Kemptville Infinity, a sport centre offering gymnastics, cheer, dance and parkour, is doing their best to continue programming in a safe manner. They have adapted their facility to follow COVID-19 health, safety, cleaning and physical distancing protocols required by our local government and health unit.
This summer, they continued to offer summer camps for ages 6+ with small group sizes and limited enrolment to comply with our health department’s recommendations. In addition to their new health and safety procedures, fall brings many new exciting things to Infinity!
This year, all of Infinity’s classes are switching to a full school year program with monthly billing so you won’t need to re-enroll each session. Your spot in the program is reserved for the entire year. If you want to switch classes and try something new, that’s no problem!
Cheerleading is one of the fastest growing sports in our country, and Infinity offers everything from introduction to cheer to pre-competitive classes. We are pleased to have former Redblacks cheerleader, Marko, lead the cheer program this year with his passion for the sport and enthusiasm for coaching youth.
With the growing talent in our area, Infinity is also expanding its gymnastics program to include “Elite Gymnastics”, a women’s pre-competitive program for ages 5+. Elite is led by our Operations Manager, Alana, who has extensive experience coaching and judging competitive women’s gymnastics.
Infinity is also THRILLED to merge their dance program with the well accomplished Thrill Dancers from Brockville, led by their Artistic Director, Grace Villanueva, and a team of experienced dance teachers. In addition to their Brockville location, classes will continue to be held at Kemptville Infinity’s studio. Grace is a very talented dance instructor and was even featured in The Ottawa Sun as one of Ottawa’s top hip hop teachers.
Classes will be offered in ballet, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre and acro, at recreational, pre-competitive, and competitive levels.
Infinity will also be expanding their Parkour program this year to include more classes due to popular demand. Parkour is a type of urban gymnastics, involving running, jumping, and climbing different obstacles.
There is something for everyone at Kemptville Infinity!
Infinity is looking forward to the day they can be fully up and running again, and to continue supporting their motto of providing endless opportunities for athletes. Joining their email mailing list will keep you up-to-date on the latest news.
Fall classes will be kept small and safe so early enrollment is encouraged before classes fill up. Check out their website at kemptvilleinfinity.com for more information on any of their programs. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
All of Infinity’s COVID procedures can be found on their website and Facebook page.