Babyballet is a fun, award-winning dance class company, catering for girls and boys between the ages of 6 months to 6 years. Aiming to take the hassle and negativity of competition away from the dance itself, Babyballet was built around the idea of making classes non-competitive, fun and exciting for little ones; helping them to build confidence. With schools right across the UK, Babyballet dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment.
Founded by mother and daughter pair Claire O'Connor and Barbara Peters, they have worked tirelessly since 1999 to make Babyballet the award-winning concept it is today. Claires motivation to create Babyballet came from her own childhood where she struggled to keep up with others in ballet class, battling with negative body image and poor self-confidence. Feeling too much pressure to perform and do well, she believed that ballet should be more about having fun and building confidence rather than destroying it.
It was this that sparked her immense desire to introduce non-competitive, fun and exciting children's ballet to little girls and boys all over, not just the elite. With incredible success, Babyballet has now franchised to over 100 franchised and licensed schools, teaching over 20,000 children each week in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. They have also since developed themed parties, uniform, merchandise, themed music, Babyballet characters, live entertainment shows and children's events.
“Babyballet takes the stress out of ballet and provides a space where your children can learn ballet in a stress-free, supportive and fun environment. At babyballet classes, the main objective is for every child to enjoy themselves. The creators have an inspiring story and the inclusive, positive ethos of the company shines through in every class.”
For more information, call 01708 874792.