Three young babyballet® stars are set to twirl their way into Tellytubbyland on Friday 20th May, making their small-screen debut on hit CBeebies programme Teletubbies.
After waiting more than a year for the episode to air, Minnie Garner, 5, Alyssa Beasley, 5, and Isabella Van Allen, 4, can finally enjoy the moment they showed off their dancing ‘good toes’ to Twinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po with their friends and family gathered around the TV.
Planning for the programme began as far back as January 2015, when babyballet® was contacted by the Teletubbies production team, who wanted to hand-pick some budding ballet stars to appear in an episode of the hit children’s show.
After attending one of our Movers classes (3-4-year-olds), they chose three little stars aged three and four at the time, who they thought would be perfect for the episode and arranged a filming date with their parents. The episode was filmed at one of their houses in February last year, which featured the children practising some of the ballet they have learned in class.
“To have been able to provide this opportunity for them is so rewarding. I’m very proud of Minnie, Alyssa and Isabella and am so thrilled that they are involved in the programme. They were more than excited to say the least!” said Miss Shelley from babyballet® Hinckley and Burbage.
Founded in Halifax, babyballet® is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys aged from six months to six years. With schools right across the UK, babyballet® dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment. With a real focus on learning through play, the unique babyballet® syllabus offers four key stages of ballet and tap classes.
At babyballet® every child can build their confidence and social skills: learning manners, discipline and respect. While also developing their basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, balance, posture and rhythm. Fully qualified, friendly and engaging dance teachers are joined in class by the babyballet® bears, Twinkle and Teddy, who help to encourage all the little stars to interact and share as they learn to dance without any pressure.
babyballet® dance classes include ballet and tap for boys and girls, from babies to tots, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school-starters. The extrememly popular classes run daily across the UK. You can find your nearest class by clicking here.
The Teletubbies episode, featuring the babyballet® stars, airs on CBeebies at 7am on Friday 20 May.