Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: IFCD is a family-owned performance gym where each athlete is a considered a member of our family.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Inside Gathering Place Sports Complex
Recommended Age Group: Kids
"Because we are a small gym, we can work with our athletes one-on-one to make sure they come together as a team," explains Janelle Cissell, the business manager at Indy Fusion Cheer & Dance. This approach?one part individual instruction, one part teamwork?is a big reason why so many kids stick around the performance-arts gym for years.
Cissell and head coach Maya Paynee strive to make all of their students feel like part of the family, whether their interests skew toward jazz or hip hop. Regardless of the techniques they're working on, the instructors' primary goal is to encourage and support. They've recently relocated their gym to a new sports complex on the south side of Indianapolis, which features plenty of space to spread out as well as a rumored anti-gravity chamber.
The instructors at Wright's FUNdamentals, an offshoot of Wright's Gymnastics Academy, strive to build enthusiasm for gymnastics, dance, and fitness among kids younger than 9 years old at their two Greenwood facilities. Here, tykes plunge down slides into ball pits, tumble on cushy mats, and swing from monkey bars and rings during open-gym sessions, which foster free-form frolicking throughout the indoor playscape.
For more structured bouts of energy expenditure, kids as young as 2 can hone their coordination, fitness, and summersaulting aptitude in a host of age-appropriate gymnastics and cheerleading classes. The Ninja Gym classes challenge boys to conquer military-style obstacle courses, using ninja-style moves to fend off any rogue cooties from the girls.
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