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Welcome to babyballet

Reading and Henley-on-Thames

Hi! I’m Miss Hollie and I’m delighted to bring the magic of babyballet dance classes to the children of Reading and Henley-on-Thames. 

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?

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 Reading and Henley-on-Thames, 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 Reading and Henley-on-Thames, we look forward to welcoming you and your little stars to the magical world of babyballet very soon!

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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 3-4.5 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 £8 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 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 Reading and Henley-on-Thames, 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 Reading and Henley-on-Thames are going to run on a termly basis. So if you live in Reading and Henley-on-Thames or surrounding areas, 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 Hollie

 Miss Hollie babyballet Reading and Henley-on-Thames

Miss Hollie was a late bloomer to the ballet world beginning her ballet training at 15 years old but she grew up surrounded by all things dance and musical theatre. She trained in professional dance and musical theatre for 3 years, at Read College and Doreen Bird College, including training and studies in ballet, jazz, contempoaray, tap & commercial dance styles. She moved to Australia and began teaching ballet to children in Melbourne and comptley fell in love, she then joined the babyballet team as a Saturday teacher at babyballet Bracknell, Wokingham and Ascot upon returning to the uk in 2019.
Miss Hollie has worked with children in all industries across her career including childcare, education and entertainment but since discovering the world of babyballet, she has truly fallen in love with being able to spread the magic and provide a safe, nurturing and fun place for children to come and fall in love with dance.
“Becoming a babyballet franchisee has fulfilled so many personal dreams and I am thrilled to have turned my love for ballet and my passion and experience in early years development into a job that allows me to combine everything to teach the next generation of dancers! Teaching and entertaining children is what I do best and I am so excited to bring the love and magic of babyballet to everyone!”

 

 

Miss Georgie started her dance journey at the age of 3 and from there her passion and love for dance grew as she broadened her training into dance styles such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern Dance. From a young age, Miss Georgie knew she waned to be a dance teacher and when she was 18 she was invited to train at the Royal Academy of Dance and graduated with BA (Hons) in ballet education with a first class degree in teaching.
Miss Georgie has since trained and qualified in Jazz, Contemporary and Tap dance with ISTD as well as Acrobatic Arts and DDMIX and has worked for several years with prestigious dance schools within Berkshire and Surrey.
In recent years, she has also started her own successful business helping couples prepare their wedding first dance and also worked as a Specialist SEND support & safeguarding lead at a local school. She is highly experienced working with children of all ages and abilities across a variety of roles and industries. Miss Georgie is now delighted to have completed her training and continue her love for teaching with babyballet Reading and Henley-on-Thames. She cannot wait to welcome you to class and always wants to create a happy environment where children can come to dance.

 

 

Teacher

Miss Georgie

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Teacher

Miss Rhiannon

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Miss Rhiannon started ballet at the young age of 2 years, first appearing on stage at 3 years old. The beginning of a love of ballet which hasn’t stopped since. Although ballet is her preferred style of dance, she has dabbled in others such as tap, jazz and lyrical and was heavily involved in dance inside & outside of school, competing in regional dance competitions and performing in regular dance showcases. Being a lead choreographer, also meant that Miss Rhiannon had the opportunity to teach dance to Primary school pupils and SEND students.
Miss Rhiannon has a lot of experience working with children in childcare roles since 2016. She is currently pursuing her love of education and child development by studying a Ba(Hons) in Primary Education specialising in English at the University of Reading. 
With experience in ballet and a love for working with children, Miss Rhiannon is thrilled to be working with Miss Hollie and the team at babyballet Reading and Henley! Miss Rhiannon is very passionate about creating a positive, nurturing environment where little stars learn to love dancing and skills that stick with them for life! 
Miss Sarah started dancing from around the age of 3 and loved it from the very beginning. She has been part of numerous performances including: Let it Snow (tour), Junior Club Studios Live! (Europa Park) and the opening ceremony of Freiburg football stadium. She has taken classes in many different styles and is always interested in studying further and learning new skills.
Miss Sarah began training professionally at 19, first doing a foundation course in commercial dance at LIPA and then continuing her studies at The Hammond School, where she achieved a First Class BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance degree. After graduating university Miss Sarah had so much fun seeing the little ones shine with babyballet Leeds North and babyballet Bradford, that she’s now teaching and meeting lots of new babyballet stars in Reading!

 

Teacher

Miss Sarah

teacher at babyballet Reading & Henley - Miss Sarah

"I have been a babyballet teacher for almost eight years, and I thoroughly love my job. Working with preschool children is so rewarding. I have seen so many children grow in confidence, make new friends, learn new things and find a love of dance from an early age. The syllabus is structured so that every exercise stimulates the children in a different way, which is excellent. I hope to keep teaching for many years to come!"

Miss Laura, teacher at babyballet Halifax

babyballet Reading and Henley-on-Thames

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 Reading and Henley-on-Thames area then we have places available for your child. Our magical dance classes for kids follow five 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 Reading and Henley 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.