Island Rhythmic Gymnastics Club

Island Rhythmics is a boutique gymnastics club located in beautiful Victoria BC. We offer nationally certified coaches and highly regarded specialists to offer a unique training experience.

We have classes for kids of all ages and abilities. Have a look at our classes and feel free to ask our coaches for a recommendation.

The Fall Session starts on September 14, 2020 at Inspire Sports, 2-601 Boleskine Road (Entrance off Tennyson).


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Gymnastics Victoria

(3-5 yrs old)

Our pre-school classes are created around learning basic skills and musical awareness. We will go over beginner apparatus skills with the rope, hoop, ball, ribbon, and scarves, and body elements such as pointed toes and straight knees and arms, as well as basic turns, balances, jumps and dance steps. Some of these skills will be incorporated into the session end show routine where we will combine the skills with music and expression.

Recreational Gymnastics

(6-12 yrs old)
(13 - 17 yrs. old)

Our recreational class develops apparatus skills with the rope, hoop, ball, ribbon, and scarves. Along with apparatus skills, we develop body skills and awareness through balance, turn, jump and dance techniques as well as challenge the participants with special awareness in relation to their peers. We will work with the abilities of each participant to ensure they are appropriately challenged throughout the classes and session. The skills learned in these classes will be incorporated with expression and musical awareness into a routine that will be performed at the session end show.

Gymnastics for Children Victoria

(6+ yrs old)

The performance group is designed for girls who have prior gymnastics or dance training that want to challenge themselves. This program is designed to refine and build on basic skills. More advanced skills will be introduced and more emphasis on musical awareness, expression, group work. These skills will be combined into group routines and performed at the session end show, and possibly other events in the community.

Days and times vary based on programs

Gymnaestrada Program
(9+ yrs old)

Our Gymnaestrada program brings together Canada’s top choreographer and coaches who will work with the team to create a large group routine that celebrates the beauty of gymnastics and movement. The program welcomes all ages, levels, abilities and backgrounds. It’s about fun, fitness and friendship! The team will train together with the goal of traveling to, and participating in, the 2022 National Gymnaestrda in Edmonton with the option and ultimate goal of participating in the World Gymnaestrada in Amsterdam in 2023. It’s an experience of a life time, so bring the whole family and join the celebration.

Island Rhythmic Gymnastics ClubWHAT IS COMING UP

2022 Winter-Spring Session
Registration opens as of Monday November 29th

IRGC 2021-2022 Calendar and Gym rules

Island Rhythmic Gymnastics ClubWEEKLY SCHEDULE

Inspire Sports

Mondays 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Inspire Sports

Tuesdays 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm

Fridays 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesdays 6:00 pm -7:00 pm for 13 -17 years old

Inspire Sports

Sunday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Performance Beginner
Inspire Sports

Program 1: Tuesdays and Fridays,
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Program 2: Tuesdays and Fridays,
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Program 3: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays,
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Program 4: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays,
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Performance Intermediate / Advanced
Inspire Sports

Program 1: Mondays and Wednesdays,
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Program 2: Mondays and Wednesdays,
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Program 3: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Program 4: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Island Rhythmic Gymnastics ClubOUR COACHES

Our coaches have also taught in many of the recreation centers in Victoria including Gordon Head Recreation Center, Commonwealth Place, Henderson Recreation Center, Juan De Fuca Recreation Center.

Founder/Head Coach Instructor: PerformanceAngela

Angela has been involved in Rhythmic Gymnastics since the age of 3. She has been a national competitor and member of the national Junior group champion. Angela started coaching at age 17 and has since earned her Level 3 national coaching certification from the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Angela is also an internationally certified judge in Rhythmic Gymnastics and Aesthetic Group Gymnastics and a member of the Board of Directors at the BC Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics Federation.

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Founder/Coach Instructor: Pre-School/RecreationalDanielle

Danielle was a French teacher for over 35 years. She was introduced to Rhythmic Gymnastics when she signed Angela up for her first Pre-school Rhythmic Gymnastics classes. Since then, Danielle has been involved as a judge, Volunteer and administrator at the national level, including holding the position of Rhythmic Gymnastics Program Director for Gymnastics Canada for over 10 years. Danielle started coaching Rhythmic Gymnastics over 20 years ago and has also earned her Level 3 national coaching certification from the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

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Coach instructor: Recreational and Performance Quiana

Quiana is another Island Rhythmics Alumni. She was a member of the club’s Provincial competitive team known for her expression and presence on the carpet.

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CHOREOGRAPHER : Recreational and Performance Julie Levasseur
vasseur, RN, BScN, BKin

Originally from Treaty 4 Territory (Regina, SK), Julie is honoured to now live, work, and play on the traditional territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations where she is completing a Master’s Degree with a focus on physical literacy. Over the past 20 years, Julie has coached competitive RG as well as Gymnastics for All (recreational) and has been an active member of the Gymnaestrada community.

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Clara Bernier

Coach instructor: Recreational and Performance Clara

Clara Trained under 1996 Olympian Camille Martens 2001-2003. and with Aura Rhythmics (Vancouver with Kamena Petkova 2004-2010, one of the top coaches in Canada.

She has been the Canadian Junior National Team 2004-2006 and part of Canadian Senior National Team 2007-2010. She has also represented Canada in many international competitions.

She is Graduate cum laude 2014 UVic BSc. Biological Psychology, currently studying kinesiology at UVic, and planning to pursue MSc. Physiotherapy.

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Coach instructor: Recreational and Performance Sarah Katz

Sarah began her gymnastics career at the age of 3. As a young student she was active in gymnastics for about 10 years. From 2007 to 2021 Sarah has worked as a dance teacher and choreographer for competitive and recreational students specializing in acrobatic dance and musical theatre. In 2018 Sarah joined the Calgary Gymnastrada team and participated in the National Gymnastrada in Richmond BC.

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Island Rhythmic Gymnastics ClubThe Specialists we work with

Strength Trainer Instructor: PerformanceRachelle Little

A certified Athletic Therapist and Exercise Physiologist, Rachelle attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic and Exercise Therapy from Camosun College in 2014. “Strengthen and lengthen” Rachelle believes in mobility coupled with strength as the foundation of an injury-free performance.  Rachelle develops injury prevention and strength plans based on current scientific and clinical practice standards.

Rachelle currently teaches rehab and injury prevention to the student athletes at the Reynolds Centre for Soccer Excellence and the Esquimalt Rugby Academy. She does private treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries locally, at The Athlete Centre. Additionally, Rachelle regularly travels with the Canadian Women’s National Field Hockey team, to help keep them in tip top shape when they tour internationally. When she is not helping keep people active, you may find her on the mountain, hiking, skiing or on the ball field.

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Acro Yoga Instructor: PerformanceKatie Thacker and Brandon Sherbrooke

We first met Katie and Brandon at the Victoria Yoga Conference earlier this year when they were teaching a highly sought after acro yoga seminar. Their seminar filled up quickly. Since then, Katie has taught yoga at the Lululemon Seawheeze run series to over 300 yogis and the dynamic duo are traveling throughout Western Canada teaching Acro Yoga!

Katie and Brandon are certified acro yoga teachers striving to share the benefits of acro yoga with the community around them. Acro yoga is a dynamic practice that challenges the practitioner physically and mentally. This practice will aid in developing communication skills, team working skills, trust, physical strength, and flexibility. The best part is it’s amazingly fun! The girls will also learn principles for simple lifts that will also translate into their balance and pivot techniques.

Fun fact: Katie was a gymnast growing up.

Come Join the FunWOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN Island Rhythmic Gymnastics?

Who are we?ABOUT Island Rhythmic Gymnastics

At Island Rhythmic Gymnastics, we believe in having fun while learning life skills through the sport that our athletes will carry with them through their lives.

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