At babyballet, we offer four stages of ballet dance classes, for young children aged 6 months to 6 years, plus a tap dancing class for children over 3 years. Our classes are a great way for parents and carers to meet up and make new friends too! Our programme fits well within the UK Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, with our classes providing the opportunity for babies and young children to learn and develop key life skills in a healthy and safe environment.
babyballet tots 6 – 18 months
The Tots class is a magical musical experience for parents/carers and babies and young toddlers, to enjoy together. Using a combination of movement, music and props/toys, the Tots class is a great way to enhance your babies physical, communication and social/emotional development. The class provides a stimulating yet gentle introduction to song and dance, improving body awareness and self-control.
babyballet tinies 18 months – 3 years
The Tinies class introduces little ones to the basics of ballet using movement, play and song. Building on the movement and songs taught in the Tots class, babyballet Tinies develop their physical and communication skills in this fun-filled, lively environment. Parents are still very much involved, as the children learn to move in time to the music whilst stimulating their imaginations and learning to count through song.
babyballet movers 3 – 4 years
The babyballet Movers classes encourages preschool children to combine their imaginations with dance using movement and song. The preschool years are crucial in your little one’s development. Our Movers class focuses on the further physical development of your child through dance, in combination with the use of imaginative storytelling. The Movers class is more than just dancing – it also gives children the chance to learn valuable skills by responding positively to both the teacher and the other children in the class. Movers can also join our Tappers classes!
babyballet groovers 4 – 6 years
The final stage of babyballet is our Groovers class which focuses on improving co-ordination, self control and social skills, in a supportive and non-judgemental environment. This school age class is a perfect way to bolster the preschool learning programme by working on core development skills such as spatial awareness, numeracy and communication, as well as furthering their dance technique through a more structured ballet program. Using simple steps as the basis of the class, children learn ballet in a friendly and non-competitive environment.
Groovers can also join our Tappers classes!
babyballet tappers- 3 years onwards
Our preschool age tappers class is perfect for younger children who like to make a noise in their tap shoes! For children aged 3 and above, this dynamic, upbeat class teaches little ones basic tap steps accompanied by catchy music and songs. Tappers classes run alongside babyballet Movers and Groovers classes and can only be booked if your child attends a babyballet Movers or Groovers class as well.
All classes need to be booked and paid for one term in advance. We offer a three week introductory trial for £15.
We look forward to welcoming you and your little ones to the magical world of babyballet very soon!