ivivva athletica – Free dance classes for girls 4 – 11 years old

ivivva athletica is a part of lululemon and it is geared for girls aged four years to 11 years old who are interested or participating in activities such as yoga, dance, gymnastics, figure skating, and field sports. Their clothes use similar fabrics, technical design features and exciting colours for which lululemon is known. In addition to its incredible functionality, the style and colours of ivivva gear can easily take girls to and from school, practice or rehearsal.

Our daughter, at four and a half years old is in her second year of ballet and she loves to dance. She has some amazing grace to her moves (I may be biased) and she loves to dress the part.

We were recently invited to check out ivivva’s clothesline and were also invited to join one of the many free dance classes that they offer at their stores.

These classes are offered free to the public and to participate, you just show up at the scheduled time with your child dressed in comfortable clothes (does not have to be ivivva-purchased). There is no purchase necessary to participate and the sessions are put on by local dance teachers who just love to share what they know.

The style of dance varies from hip-hop to rhythmic and they last about 45 minutes. The class we attended had girls from four years old to about eight years old. They started with stretches and they proceeded to learn a short, but fun rhythmic dance that they performed to music.

Although I got the ‘I don’t want to do this anymore’ look about 30 minutes in, she ended up staying until the end and when it was over, she said she enjoyed it.

To find out what type of, and when classes are going on at your local ivivva athletica store, you can drop by and they have them posted. You can also check online for a list of ivivva athletica stores and contact the one closest to you to ask what they have coming up. ivivva is located in many cities across Canada.

As part of our visit, my daughter got the chance to try on some of their clothes. I was interested in this because I wanted to get her feedback on how the clothes stand up to her standards. Although never fully diagnosed, my daughter has some issues when it comes to sensitivities such as tags in clothing and the fabrics used, and she hates being uncomfortable.

When I first touched one of the shirts, I knew that these would probably be a great fit for her as the fabric was soft and stretchy, and I was right. She loved the feeling of all of the clothes and she tried on a lot of their items from ballet skirts and outfits, to pants and tops.

Her favorite outfit was a pair of reversible pants and a long sleeve active top that had those little slots for her thumbs. The fabric was light, soft and warm all at the same time. Here are some pictures of the day.

The classes are held in the ivivva store while it is closed. Shelves and displays are moved out of the way so kids can have the space they need to move.

The classes are held in the ivivva store while it is closed. Shelves and displays are moved out of the way so kids can have the space they need to move.

During the class, kids can learn a new dance set. If you want to extend the learning, stay close so you know the song that is played and bring a camera to record the full dance so kids can practice at home.

During the class, kids can learn a new dance set. If you want to extend the learning, stay close so you know the song that is played and bring a camera to record the full dance so kids can practice at home.

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You can drop in to your local ivivva store or call them to find out what class is next.

There is a runway near the dressing rooms of our ivivva where my daughter could strut her stuff. There wasn't a piece of clothing she didn't like.

There is a runway near the dressing rooms of our ivivva where my daughter could strut her stuff. There wasn’t a piece of clothing she didn’t like.

This is the utfit my daughter loved. The fabric was soft and the pants were reversible. Solid purple on one side and striped purple on the other. The top fit her 'like a cloud'. (Her words, not mine).

This is the outfit my daughter loved. The fabric was soft and the pants were reversible. Solid purple on one side and striped purple on the other. The top fit her ‘like a cloud’. (Her words, not mine).

Blooper Reel: Our youngest just couldn't help herself when she saw her big sister 'striking a pose'.

Blooper Reel: Our youngest just couldn’t help herself when she saw her big sister ‘striking a pose’.

Disclosure: We attended a free dance class and received some items from ivivva athletica in order to facilitate this feature. The opinions expressed regarding experiences and the quality of the items is my opinion only and is not influenced by any outside factors.

 

Sheri Landry

Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.

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