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Welcome to babyballet

Dartford, Bexley and Bromley

Hi! I’m Miss Jessie and I’m delighted to bring the magic of babyballet dance classes to the children of Dartford, Bexley and Bromley. 

How to book a babyballet class:

Our babyballet class timetable is listed below, where you can book a three-week introductory trial for just £24.

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 Dartford, Bexley and Bromley, 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 Dartford, Bexley and Bromley, 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:

 AUTUMN 1 – 2nd September – 21st October 2023

AUTUMN 2 – 30th October – 19th December 2023

SPRING 1 – 6th January – 10th February 2024

SPRING 2 – 19th February – 28th March 2024

SUMMER 1 – 13th April – 25th May 2024

SUMMER 2 – 3rd June – 24th July 2024

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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.

Movers: 3 & 4 years

This is a ballet class suitable for children aged 3 & 4 years. Parents sit and watch 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. Parents sit and watch so that the dancing star can be encouraged to be more independent.

Shine: SEND specific class

babyballet Shine classes are specifically for our little stars with special educational needs and disabilities and open to all ages. Please get in touch with us to find out more.
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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 £8.50 per class for babyballet tots,tinies, movers and groovers, payable in half term blocks in advance.
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 5 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 Dartford, Bexley and Bromley, 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 throughout the Dartford, Bexley and Bromley area run Monday to Saturday. So if you live in the Dartford area or within the Bexley and Bromley Boroughs: Barnehurst, Beckenham, Bexley, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Chislehurst, Crayford, Dartford, Downham, Eynsford, Greenhithe, Hayes, Hextable, Longfield, New Ash Green, Orpington, Petts Wood, Sidcup, Swanley, Swanscombe, Welling and West Wickham, 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 Jessie – Franchisee

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Hi, I’m Miss Jessie, franchisee for babyballet Dartford, Bexley, Bromley, and most-importantly Mum to my two wonderful sons, Rex and Arty.

I started dancing at the age of 3 and went on to train professionally at Arts Ed, London, where I gained my Diploma in Musical Theatre, later converting this to a BA Hons Degree in Performance Studies through City University.
I worked as a dancer and show girl across the UK and internationally before turning to teaching when I opened my babyballet franchise in January 2009..

As an Autism Mum I am hugely passionate about ensuring an inclusive environment at babyballet where all children feel welcomed and happy. I believe that every child should have the opportunity to dance with us and this led to the initiation and development of the babyballet Shine programme, our SEND-exclusive class.

In 2022 I was named ‘Star Performer’ and overall ‘Franchisee of the Year’ at the British Franchise Association Awards and in 2023 I went on to win ‘Franchisee of the Year’ at the European Franchise Federation Awards in Brussels.

I am so incredibly proud of my fantastic team of teachers who go above and beyond every day to ensure our little stars have the best time at their babyballet classes.

Miss Danielle – Teacher

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Miss Jade – Teacher

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Miss Jocasta – Teacher

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Miss Kate – Teacher

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Miss Kayleigh – Teacher

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Miss Lara – Teacher

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Miss Laura – Teacher

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Miss Lauren – Teacher

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Miss Maisie – Teacher

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Miss Melanie – Teacher

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Miss Sophie – Teacher

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Miss Taryn – Teacher

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Our Awards

Here at babyballet Dartford, Bexley and Bromley, we are very proud to have received some prestigious awards recognising our babyballet school over the years …

Jessie Lilley – ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Remarkable Achievement’ category at the What’s on 4 Kids Awards 2023
Jessie Lilley – ‘Winner of ‘Franchisee of the Year’ at the European Franchise Federation Awards 2023
Jessie Lilley – ‘Finalist for ‘Franchisee of the Year’ at the EWif (Encouraging Women into Franchising) Awards 2023
Jessie Lilley – ‘Finalist’ for Franchisee of the Year at the Club Hub Awards 2023
Jessie Lilley – Winner of the ‘bfa Star Performer’ at the British Franchise Awards 2022
Jessie Lilley – Winner of the ‘People’s Choice Franchisee of the Year’ at the British Franchise Awards 2022
Jessie Lilley – Finalist in the ‘Lifestyle Franchisee’ category at the British Franchise Awards 2022
Winner of Most Loved Music, Dance or Performing Arts Activity – Franchise or License Territory – What’s On 4 Kids Activities Awards 2022
Finalist in the Most Loved Activity Leader or Business Manager in South East England category – ‘miss maisie’ –  What’s On 4 Kids Activities Awards 2022
Winner of Most Loved Music, Dance or Performing Arts Activity – Franchise or License Territory – What’s On 4 Kids Activities Awards 2020
Winner of Most Loved Activity Leader or Business Manager in South East England – ‘Miss Jade’ – What’s On 4 Kids Activities Awards 2020
Winner of Best For Music, Dance and Drama in Kent – Hoop Awards 2019
Highly Commended in ‘Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Under 5s (South East)’ – Jocasta Robinson – What’s On 4 Little Ones Awards 2018
Highly Commended – Jessica Lilley, Entrepreneur of the Year – Bexley Business Excellence Awards 2018
Winner of Best Small Business – Bexley Business Excellence Awards 2017
Highly Commended in ‘Best Business for Customer Service’ – Bexley Business Excellence Awards 2017
Finalist for Best Business for Social Media & Marketing – Bexley Business Excellence Awards 2017
Winner of Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Under 5s (South) – Emily Waddell – What’s on 4 Little Ones Awards 2015
Finalist for Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Under 5s (South) – Jessica Lilley – What’s on 4 Little Ones Awards 2012

“I’d always dreamed of running my own ballet school so when I heard that babyballet were looking to expand their franchises – well, it just felt like the right time for me to go ahead with my plan. For me babyballet gives children something far more meaningful than learning to dance. It gives them confidence and a real joy in dance that I don’t think I’ve seen before. The babyballet team are really supportive of me and nothing is ever too much trouble.”

Miss Felicity, babyballet Huddersfield

babyballet Dartford and Bexley

If you live in the Dartford, Bexley and Bromley Boroughs, then why not try our fun and friendly ballet classes and dance classes for kids aged 6 months to 5 years. Our five-stage babyballet dance 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 dance, music and song. At babyballet, we run ballet lessons and dance classes in over 80 locations throughout the UK. So, if you live in Bexleyheath, Greenhithe, Swanley, Beckenham, Orpington, Petts Wood, Welling, Sidcup, West Wickham, Crayford, Hextable, Downham, West Wickham, Bromley Common, Shortlands, Hayes, Keston, Bickley, Green Street Green, Crofton, Chelsfield, Farningham, Orpington, Pratts Bottom, Downe, Well Hill, Locksbottom, Crockenhill, Eynsford, Sutton-at-hone, Horton Kirby, South Darenth etc why not get in touch with your local babyballet dance school and sign up for ballet lessons today.

why babyballet is magical

At babyballet, we provide ballet classes for kids, from 6 months to 6 years. By creating a fun, friendly environment, your little one will not only learn to dance with a fully trained ballet teacher, but also meet and play with other children. From Tots and Tinies, to Tappers, Movers and Groovers, our five stage syllabus of babyballet dance classes are a magical experience for both parents and children. We offer a full range of ballet clothes including ballet tutu and ballet shoes, available to purchase from the babyballet shop. So why not get your little one kitted out and sign up for our unique ballet classes for kids today!