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Welcome to babyballet

Crystal Palace and Forest Hill

Hi! I’m Miss Laura and I’m delighted to bring the magic of babyballet dance classes to the children of Crystal Palace and Forest Hill. 

How to book a babyballet class:

Our babyballet class timetable is listed below, where you can book a three-week introductory trial for just £25.

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?

Membership and prices

more about our classes

What to wear in class

As well as book, you can learn more about our babyballet dance classes in Crystal Palace and Forest Hill, 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 Crystal Palace and Forest Hill, we look forward to welcoming you and your little stars to the magical world of babyballet very soon!

Term Dates for this Academic Year are:

Don’t forget you can book a 3 week trial to start anytime during the term.

AUTUMN TERM – Monday 4th September – Wednesday 20th December 2023

HALF TERM (no classes running): Monday 23rd October – Sunday 29th October 2023

SPRING TERM – 4th January – Thursday 28th March 2024

HALF TERM (no classes running): Monday 12th February – Sunday 18th February 2024

SUMMER TERM – Monday 15th April – Wednesday 24th July 2024
No classes on 6th May due to May bank holiday

HALF TERM (no classes running): Monday 27th May – Sunday 2nd June

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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.

Tappers: 3 years+

This is an additional tap dancing class suitable for children aged 3+ years that are enrolled in Movers & Groovers.

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 £7.50 per class for babyballet tots, tinies, movers and groovers, payable in half term blocks in advance. Tappers classes are available for movers and groovers starting at £3.00 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, plus a tap dancing class for children over 3 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 Crystal Palace and Forest Hill, 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 Crystal Palace run Monday to Saturday. So if you live in Crystal Palace, Forest Hill or surrounding areas (Upper Norwood, Anerley, Penge, South Norwood, Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak, Sydenham, Catford, Dulwich 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 Laura – Franchisee and teacher

CrystalPalace_Star babyballet franchisee

Having taught babyballet since 2011 and enjoying it so much, I decided to open my own Franchise in March 2017 and am loving every minute of watching it grow and introducing more and more little stars to the magical world of babyballet. My passion for dance has only grown from her very first ballet class at the age of 2!
I was awarded a full scholarship to train professionally at Cambridge Performing Arts under the direction of Theresa Kerr, training in a variety of dance genres, singing, and acting. Graduating with a diploma in Musical Theatre and Dance, I went on to perform in numerous shows including Sleeping Beauty in Dubai as the Wicked Witch, Charity in Sweet Charity and Velma in Chicago. Before college I gained top qualifications and trained in Ballet, Modern and Tap syllabuses as well as Greek, National, Lyrical and Street.

we're recruiting ...
if you think you have what it takes to join our team, then get in touch today!

babyballet classes are more popular than ever and we are recruiting fantastic dance teachers to help with our growth.

Click here to email us with your CV and a cover letter letting us know of any dance qualifications, dance or performance experience and dance teaching experience you have.

We look forward to hearing from you!

"My daughter has been with Miss Laura at babyballet now for the past year and has thoroughly loved it. Miss Laura is a kind, patient teacher who knows all the children by name and treats them fairly and remembers each of their little quirks. My daughter learnt lots whilst having a fun time and I would highly recommend her lessons."

babyballet Mummy, Crystal Palace

"When I first met Miss Laura 7 years ago with my eldest daughter, her energy and warmth made us both feel so comfortable. Being a new mum, I can't recommend the classes enough.

The classes were not only so fun as the music and dancing is just so lovely but also really helped with social skills and how to follow instructions. But most of all they are such sweet and happy classes! absolute miss Laura does a fantastic job of creating a wonderful time for children.

Since having my second daughter and seeing her become part of the babyballet family has been wonderful too. The babyballet songs are part of our household and the twinkle bears we own are cherished teddies.

I can't recommend babyballet enough - they are fantastic classes and have given both my girls so many precious memories - the love Miss Laura puts into the classes and her teachers, shine through.

Miss Emma is a wonderful teacher who makes every class so fun and always ensures all the children are happy. The girl's literally run into class to hug her hello each week!

I'll cherish the show my daughter did and thoroughly recommend everyone does it as its a magical experience and a really well put together show. Don't hesitate, take part!

Both girls adored their time at babyballet, and all the memories, photos and certificates we have of the classes will stay close to our hearts.

Thank you babyballet!"

babyballet Mummy, Crystal Palace

"Edie has absolutely loved ballet and Zoe is enjoying it now!!!! I’m sure once Edie has settled in school that she’ll be back!!!! You run a lovely lovely class! All about the enjoyment of it. The best way to introduce them to ballet!!!!"

babyballet Mummy, Crystal Palace

"I took my daughter for a three week trial and by week three – what a transformation in her! She’s more confident about being in a group and herself where she would normally shy away. Miss Laura always has time for each of the children in her class and every week I see another child bloom in confidence. My daughter is now a member and looks forward to every class and doesn’t stop talking about it inbetween. It’s a truly magical class and I highly recommend it."

babyballet Mummy, Crystal Palace

babyballet Crystal Palace

At babyballet, we provide fun, educational ballet classes and dance classes for kids aged 6 months to 6 years in the Crystal Palace area. Focusing on learning through play, our babyballet syllabus not only encourages your little one to feel more confident and co-ordinated, but also welcomes them into an imaginative and magical world of music and dance. Our dance classes for kids follow five key stages so that every child gets the opportunity to learn with children of a similar age. All our ballet lessons are linked to the Early Years Foundation standards. So if you’re looking for dance classes for children in Upper Norwood or Crystal Palace then book at this babyballet dance school today.

why babyballet is magical

From 6 months to 6 years, babyballet run dance classes for kids in over 80 locations, teaching over 15,000 young children how to dance every week! If you’ve always dreamed of running your own ballet school then a babyballet franchise business could be what you’ ve been looking for. Our franchise package gives you exclusive rights to run ballet dance and ballet lessons in your area, allowing you the opportunity to be flexible and adapt your work and life to suit you. As a babyballet franchise business you will also have excusive rights to sell our ballet uniform, ballet shoes and baby ballet clothes. Dance shoes, ballet shoes and tap shoes are perfect for toddlers and young children attending babyballet class. Shop online for babyballet uniform and dancewear at the baby ballet online shop.