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Welcome to babyballet


Hi! I’m Miss Kelly and I’m delighted to bring the magic of babyballet dance classes to children in Colchester.

How to book a babyballet class:

Our babyballet class timetable is listed below, where you can book a three-week introductory trial for just £20.

The trial is the perfect introduction to babyballet, giving you and your child the chance to try out our ballet classes before signing up to a full term. Where spaces are available, the babyballet trial can start at any time during a term. Upon completion of the trial, you will be invoiced for the remaining sessions.

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Which babyballet class should I book?

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What to wear in class

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As well as book, you can learn more about our babyballet dance classes in Colchester, find out about our babyballet uniform, get directions from Google Maps to our venues, find out more about me and our awards and read reviews below.

On behalf of everyone at babyballet Colchester, we look forward to welcoming you and your little stars to the magical world of babyballet very soon!

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New Classes – coming soon:

We are constantly adding to our timetable as we want to provide as many fun babyballet classes in your area as we can. All of the classes in the ‘coming soon’ tab are scheduled to start as soon as we have a minimum of 6 people interested, why not take a look and register your interest now. Nothing to pay now and we will add you to the waiting list and be in touch once we hit the magic number 6!

Term Dates for this Academic Year are:

 AUTUMN TERM – 5th September – 16th December 2023
(No classes due to Half Term 23rd – 28th October 2023)

 SPRING TERM – 4th January – 28th March 2024
(No Classes due to half term 19th – 24th February 2024)

Please see timetable below:

Tots: 6 - 18 months

This is a ballet and sensory play class suitable for children aged 6 - 18 months. Your little one does not need to be walking but good head control is essential.

Tinies: 18m - 3 years

This is a ballet class suitable for children aged 18 months - 3 years and the main carer fully participates in the class with their dancing star.

Movers: 3 & 4 years

This is a ballet class suitable for children aged 3-4.5 years. Parents sit and watch (may be invited to leave the room in some areas - franchise dependent) so that the dancing star can be encouraged to be more independent.

Groovers: 4.5 - 6 years

This is a ballet class suitable for children in Reception and Year 1. We kindly ask that parents wait outside the room so that their dancing star can be encouraged to be more independent.

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Which babyballet class should I book

Our preschool dance syllabus has been carefully designed to ensure each child is taught the principles of ballet and tap at the right developmental level while boosting confidence, and of course having lots of fun.

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.

When signing your child up for a three-week trial, you will need to ensure they are within the age parameters outlined for each stage. If in doubt, please start in the lower age group to begin with as your teacher will liaise with you should your child need to move up a stage.

After registering, you will be sent an enrolment email full of information that will let you know what to expect. Please allow up to 48 hours to receive this email and double check your junk or spam folder!

Becoming a babyballet member

Following the introductory trial, you will receive an email containing all the details you need to continue with our classes and become a babyballet member. Along with term dates and information about how to make future payments to secure your place, you will be sent an invoice for the remaining weeks in the current term plus your one-off babyballet joining fee. Your little star will receive a Welcome Pack filled with fun and benefits for both you and them to enjoy. 

Our fees are £6.80 per class for babyballet tots, £7.25 per class for babyballet tinies and movers £7.50 per class for groovers, payable in half term blocks in advance. Tappers classes are available for movers and groovers starting at £2 per week.
There is no need to sign up via the website again.

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More about our babyballet dance classes

Our babyballet preschool dance programme offers four stages of ballet classes, for young children aged 6 months to 6 years. Taught by thousands of dance teachers across the world, the babyballet syllabus has been carefully developed by dance professionals to introduce your child to the magic of dance, whilst creating precious moments between you and your little star. Read more about our syllabus by clicking here.

At babyballet Colchester, we strive to create a fun, friendly and inclusive experience for everyone – no matter what your child’s age or ability. Not to mention, our classes are a great way for parents, carers and guardians to meet up and make new friends too!

For babies, tots, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school starters alike, babyballet classes at our venues in Colchester run Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. So if you live in Colchester or surrounding areas (Stanway, Stanway Green, Lexden, Highwoods, West Bergholt, Weeley, Greenstead, Old Heath, Langham, Ardleigh, Little and Great Bentley, Brightlingsea, Manningtree etc), please take a look at our timetable  – which is quick and easy to use when booking your three-week trial at babyballet.

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What to wear to class

At babyballet, our uniform is not compulsory, but we do have a beautiful bespoke uniform range for our little stars that can be browsed on our online shop.

For your trial, please put your child in something comfortable that allows them to move freely. They will be required to dance in either ballet shoes or bare feet. You can find out more information about what to wear in class here. Or please click here to go back to our timetable.

Meet the franchisee

Miss Kelly – Franchisee and teacher

Hi, I’m Miss Kelly the franchisee owner of babyballet Colchester. I have been dancing since I was 3 years old and became a dance teaching assistant when I was 13 and haven’t stopped since!  
I began my babyballet journey 8 years ago working all over Essex as a teacher and fell in love with babyballet so 3 years ago I took over the Colchester franchisee. I have taught thousands of babyballet stars over the years, it’s the best job in the world! I am extremely passionate about babyballet, teaching not just ballet but confidence, counting, body parts, rhythm, posture and much more. We take part in annual babyballet shows too where we get to dress up and dance on a stage!
I can’t wait to welcome you into the magical world of babyballet classes. If you have any questions feel free to pop me a message!  
I’m Miss Lucy and I’ve been dancing since I was three years old, although my family would say I danced as soon as I could walk. My first part-time job at age 14 was as an assistant dance teacher. After studying A-Levels in Dance and in Drama, I then went on to complete a degree in Theatre and Performance Studies, before then doing a PGCE to become a Primary School Teacher where I specialised in Early Years.

I came to babyballet first as a mum, and absolutely fell in love with it; all the magic and fun, and exciting dance memories and milestones we got to share. I loved it so much that I got my dream job teaching at babyballet Colchester in 2014, before stopping to have another pair of tiny dancers of my own. But I’m now back sharing all the sparkle and smiles with more babyballet stars.

Miss Lucy – Teacher

Miss Lucy

“Elsa-May has been attending babyballet since she was 18 months old and has just a few classes left until she leaves to go to “big school”. She has absolutely loved babyballet and Miss Kelly has been a brilliant teacher. Miss Kelly is so passionate and enthusiastic about what she does and how she managed to teach the class 3 dances for their recent ballet show I will never know!”

babyballet Mummy, Colchester

babyballet Colchester

babyballet run ballet lessons for little ones, from 6 months to 6 years, at our dance schools throughout the UK. If you’re looking for a ballet school or ballet lessons for kids in the Colchester area then we have places available for your child. Our magical dance classes for kids follow 4 key stages so that your little one gets the opportunity to learn to dance with children of a similar age. All our ballet lessons are linked to the Early Years Foundation standards. We have classes available in Stanway, Lexden, Colchester, Weeley and Lawford so why not contact your local babyballet school and sign up for your introductory lessons now!

why babyballet is magical

babyballet is the leading provider of ballet classes for kids in the UK. With over 80 franchise networks running across the country, our baby dance lessons give little ones and their parents, the chance to experience a magical world of song, baby ballet music and dance. Our dance lessons for kids follow a five-stage syllabus, supporting young children to dance in a safe and nurturing environment. Each dance teacher is fully trained to deliver ballet lessons that are fun and friendly. A full range of baby ballet clothes is available to purchase from the babyballet shop.