27th July 2020
Over the past 4 months, we have taught thousands of online dance classes, continuing to bring smiles and magic to our little stars and their families throughout the pandemic.
Although we are optimistic that a return to class isn’t too far away, the guidance still isn’t fully clear for us specifically, so we are working hard ‘backstage’ to make sure we find out exactly what is required of us, as well as putting all the essential safety measures and requirements in place before we dance back into class.
We are going to be tip-toeing back to classes slowly and carefully rather than galloping at speed because the safety and well-being of our teachers, franchisees, grown ups and babyballet® stars is always our number one priority.
However, please rest assured that we are doing EVERYTHING we can to transition back into classes safely and effectively including working alongside the Children’s Activities Association, local authorities and our venues to be as thorough as we can at all times.
As excited as we are to see our babyballet® stars again, it is essential that we don’t rush this next step; therefore we appreciate and thank you for your patience to make sure that babyballet® will truly be ‘where little boys and girls safely love to dance’.
Throughout August, whilst most babyballet® schools are taking a well-earned Summer break from teaching, they are working hard as we prepare to for a safe and effective transition back to class.
New customers are still welcome to join us and you should register your interest to ensure your child can dance with us as soon as our doors re-open. Click here to find out more.
In areas where online classes are continuing throughout August (especially at babyballet schools in Scotland) upon booking you will receive information about virtual classes for your little one to take part in at home. Later, when our physical classes return, we will send you all the information you need to continue dancing with us at one of our class venues.
To our babyballet® members, please look out for further information from your local babyballet® school to update you on their progress as they move through our four steps to ‘dancing back to classes’ (please see below).
30th June 2020
We are delighted to release our four steps to successfully reopening our classes in venues. As the well-being of our franchisees, teachers, grown ups and babyballet® stars is always our main priority, we are working hard ‘backstage’ to ensure we can return safely and with confidence.
No definite dates have been put on these steps because there is no guarantee as to when these will be. We don’t want to over promise and let anyone down and we must ensure we have everything in place to make our transition a safe and effective one. If you are already a babyballet® member, your local babyballet school will contact you as we move through these steps.
18th March 2020
Due to the current Coronavirus we have had to take action with regards to our classes. We have taken the decision to move our classes online with immediate effect. The health and well-being of our babyballet® stars and their families is always at the forefront of everything we do, which is why we are following the Government’s advice so closely.
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We will not let our babyballet stars down, they do not understand why so many changes are happening at the moment, so keeping their normal class going is a priority for us!
We have set up online classes for all customers current and new to enjoy. Children will still receive the magic of a babyballet® class, the interaction with our amazing class teachers and the exercise and entertainment they still need whilst they are at home.
If you are a current member of our babyballet® family, you should have received communication from your local babyballet® school regarding specific plans to bring you virtual classes! For all new customers, you can still start your dancing journey with us – all from the comfort of your own home. You will be able to access online classes and an abundance of exciting babyballet® fun until we are back to physical classes where your transition will be a smooth and welcoming one.
At this time, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our babyballet families for all the support, love and kindness you have shown us. It was an incredibly difficult decision to take our classes online but we have been overwhelmed with all of the supportive emails, comments and messages we have received. You have really lifted our spirits and we are so grateful! As small business owners and self-employed people, our head office staff, franchisees and babyballet® teachers have been working with so much passion to keep the magic alive …
We can’t wait to bring the magic of babyballet to your living rooms!
Let’s keep calm and babyballet® on.
To access a virtual babyballet® class, you should find the babyballet® school that is closest to where you live. Please click here to go to our class finder, type in your postcode and find the venue that will be most suitable for you once our physical classes are back. Book onto that class and you will receive details regarding your virtual classes!