Blog: Celebrating the #bbconf2018

Our annual babyballet® Franchise Conference was held one week ago today, 1st June 2018, at the Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax.

babyballet annual conference 2018, Square Chapel, Halifax

With attendance from over sixty successful business women and men, the event was a celebration of all things babyballet: the ever-growing brand and a network of people coming together who now see each other as one big dance franchise family.

As a babyballet franchisee, working life never is lonely with this network of like-minded, incredible entrepreneurs,  who are all working towards their goals. The franchise conference is the perfect event to network, share best practice and learn how to become a better version of ourselves.

The theme of the event surrounded dream, believe, achieve and the pink ladies celebrated their achievements over the last twelve months and set ‘this time next year’ dreams and goals.

Baby Ballet annual conference 2018, Square Chapel, Halifax

A host of guest speakers plus the babyballet Head Office Team led the two days presenting inspirational talks, marketing seminars, business growth workshops and structured networking sessions. Thanks go to Sarah-Jane Honeywell, ex-Cbeebies presenter turn award-winning blogger of The HoneyMUMSTER. Along with Janet Wedderburn, Franchise Development Manager at NatWest , CEO and founder of children’s activities search app HOOP – Dan and his colleague Robyn. Mindfulness and well-being coach Becky and Facebook guru Dorne of Ribbit Media Solutions.

Countdown to Danceathon number 2!

During the event, babyballet welcomed Tara and Diana from the charity Tommy’s – who are the chosen charity partner of our brand. In 2016, babyballet stars across the country danced in a sponsored event raising a phenomenal

£371,154.47

funding research into miscarriage and stillbirth.

The presentation at the conference brought news of ‘Danceathon 2018’ and, this October, we are excited for a fun-filled Peppa Pig themed week, where we will dance to save more babies lives.

Superstar Archie steals the show

During day one of the babyballet conference, we were over the moon that one of our adorable dancers, Archie, was featured in the national news (DailyMail Online) and shared the sofa with Amanda Holden and Rylan Clark-Neal on ITV This Morning. Archie, 6, was born with Down Syndrome and ‘others cast my son aside, but ballet dancing made him shine’ say’s Amanda; mother to Emily, 11, Tillie, 8 and Archie, 6.  Watch below the recording of ITV This Morning, as we watched live from the babyballet conference.

Still on cloud nine …

One week on, the babyballet family are still buzzing with motivation and magic.

There are so many people who make an event like this happen, from the babyballet Head Office team, to the amazing guest speakers; from the incredible Square Chapel Arts Centre staff and of course to the #babyballet franchisees who work tirelessly all year round to bring the magic of #babyballet to over 25,000 children every week.

babyballet annual conference 2018, Square Chapel, Halifax

We are so proud of how the event went and toast to another successful #babyballet year!

Here’s to a million dreams waiting to be achieved …

#dreambelieveachieve #babyballet #bbconf2018