They say time flies when you’re having fun and Christine Grant, owner of babyballet® Liverpool, certainly found her fun-loving, dream career when she opened her babyballet® dance school ten years ago.
With a real passion for working with children, Christine launched her first babyballet® classes in 2008 at various venues around central Liverpool. She welcomed around 40 pre-schoolers and their families to come and join the fun in the ballet and tap classes that follow the bespoke babyballet syllabus.
From as young as 6 months, babyballet® dance classes provide the opportunity for babies and young children to learn and develop key life skills in a healthy and safe environment. Ten years on, this is something Christine is continually proud to deliver.
Known to the children as Miss Christine, she has welcomed over 1,500 children to babyballet® Liverpool Central over the years. As her business grew and became ever more successful, she employed the help of dance teachers: Miss Amy, Miss Sheereen, Miss Joanne and Miss Caroline – all of whom have contributed to the smiles on the faces of the babyballet® stars they teach at the dance school.
As babyballet’s longest serving franchisee, Christine is looking forward to the coming year. “We have lots of events planned to celebrate our 10th Anniversary!” says Christine. “We are hoping to expand into new areas this year so it’s all go! But these are very exciting times for us.”
A fun-filled ten-year anniversary party will be held on Saturday 7th April at St Marys Millennium Centre, Meadow Lane, West Derby. Twinkle and Teddy, the babyballet® mascot bears will join Miss Christine and her team in dancing fun, party games and activities. The second celebratory event will be a Teddy Bears Picnic on Saturday 28th July (venue to be confirmed).
Miss Christine invites students past and present to both events. “We hope to see some of our old students come along to enjoy celebrating with us as well. It would be lovely to see them again and I hope they are still dancing” she says.
As the leading brand in its sector, babyballet® has developed immensely since launching in 2005, with 75 female franchisees standing alongside Miss Christine in the UK. In 2016, brand presence was also established in both Australia and New Zealand.
Founder of babyballet®, Claire O’Connor, says “It has been an absolute pleasure working with Miss Christine over the past ten years. She is so passionate about babyballet and has always given her best service to the brand, staff and customers. She has worked so hard to build a successful franchise, which has taught thousands of babyballet stars over the years to dance and have fun.”
“I would like to congratulate Miss Christine and her fantastic team of teachers for achieving such a special milestone and I look forward to joining in with the celebrations she has planned.”
Families with young children, toddlers and babies, from 6 months to 6 years old, are invited to join the celebrations at babyballet® Liverpool Central this year. Ballet and tap classes are also available for budding dancers in Liverpool, with a three-week trial available.
For more information contact Miss Christine on 0800 840 3122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register your interest online, for dance classes at babyballet® Liverpool Central, click here to see the class timetable.