It's been a busy time for Sophia Buccini setting up her own dance studio Infinity Circus and Acro. She also teaches at Strictly Dance and 5th Element Dance - dance homes where students are nurtured and trained in excellence. Let's take a look at her new space and the inspiration behind it all!
- How did your club start?
My club started because I have such a strong passion for teaching, and I have been teaching around at other places for a few years and I really wanted a space of my own to show everyone what I can do.
- How many kids do you train and what skills?
I train over 100 students a week across all of my teaching locations. My students are from crawling age all the way through to adults. They train all different types of acrobatics, contortion and circus style skills.
- Do you have any special needs programs?
We don’t have specific special needs programs, but we do have many special needs children who are incorporated into the general classes to allow them to have social interaction with all other children.
- What’s your club’s vision statement?
Our vision statement is for all students to be in a safe environment where they can thrive and feel included. All my students come in eager to learn every week and always come out of class with a smile on their face. With some students I even have difficulties getting them out of the room for the next class to start as they just don’t want to leave.
- What are some of the objectives of your program?
Our biggest objectives are for our students to thrive and have fun but whilst still learning correct technique and implementing corrections.
- What are you most proud of with your club?
The thing I am most proud of about my clubs is how supportive and respectful my students are. They all support one another, and the older students love assisting with the younger ones and it creates and almost sibling like bond between the students.
- Why do you think your club is important to families and your community?
My clubs are important to my communities and families because they love seeing their children grow, not only in their training but in their friendships and bonds with other students and with the staff.
- What’s a piece of advice would you give to a gymnast?
The best piece of advice I could give is always give everything your best shot and don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t do something.