Happy Feet’s return brightens souls

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on May 7, 2020

AS A group of tiny tots danced and jumped about with glee alongside their favourite dance and fitness instructor, all of the worry of the new COVID-19 world seemed to wash away, even if it was only for 10 minutes.

Children from Albany Regional Daycare had been missing out on their regular Happy Feet Fitness classes with Tertia le Roux recently and they had all expressed their sadness about this.

Ms le Roux, already feeling withdrawal from not spending time with her students, was more than happy to host a short version of her usual class at a distance.

She set herself up on the sidewalk outside the daycare as the children eagerly awaited the familiar tunes of their favourite dancing songs.

Ms le Roux visited both Albany Regional Daycare and Goodstart Early Learning Centre last Thursday.

“I’ve been really missing the kids,” she said.

“Normally, they would steamroll me over to give me a hug so it’s been hard, but I’m excited to see them today.”

Ms le Roux said participating in the classes, even though they were shorter than usual, was keeping with the Happy Feet Fitness motto of never stopping to be happy, healthy and active.

Happy Feet Fitness classes have also moved to an online platform.