Please rest assured, babyballet® is continually reviewing Government guidance in response to COVID-19 and the safety of our staff, customers and babyballet® stars will remain our priority.
All of our classes across the UK are dancing back into our venues SAFELY:
– In England, classes are now back and running!
– In Scotland, classes return from 26th April onwards*.
– In Wales, classes return from 3rd May onwards*.
*Official return dates will vary from area to area. Please seek confirmation from your local babyballet® school as classes in your area might not return on the specific date but instead shortly after.
As you know, these dates are dependent on the Government’s Roadmap out of lockdown and further guidance, but we will keep you updated as much as we can.
For now, we are working hard to ensure a safe return and please rest assured that all our classes will have COVID-secure measures in place.
Let’s get ready, babyballet® Stars! Here are a few things that you can do…
- Follow your local babyballet® school on social media to keep up to date with their specific updates & information.
- Keep an eye on your email inbox for babyballet® communications – please check your spam/junk folder too as emails can sometimes get lost in there.
- Sign our COVID agreements to prepare for your return to class.
- Take note of our additional class rules and regulations to help keep us safe.
- Keep your fingers and good toes crossed…
We look forward to seeing you soon!
5th January 2021
Please continue reading to see our full list of updates. Alternatively, please click here to find our additional class rules and regulations.
26th November 2020
OUR CLASSES IN ENGLAND ARE REOPENING IN ALL TIERS
As lockdown number 2 in England is almost ready to be lifted, we can finally cheer…. “It’s time babyballet® Stars, it’s time!”
We are delighted to let you know that from Wednesday the 2nd of December, Government Guidance in England will allow for us to open our doors once again and your babyballet® stars will be able to return to face to face classes. Please don’t worry because your little stars are safe with us.
We have implemented lots of additional measures in ALL of our classes to ensure that Covid-19 safety procedures are in place so you can return with absolute peace of mind and confidence.
Please look out for more information from your local babyballet® school to see if further safety measures are required and for the exact date of return in your area. We can’t wait to see you at class again really soon!
If you are not already a member and you would like to join us, you can find out lots of useful information and book on our website class finder by clicking here.
3rd November 2020
From Thursday November 4th 2020, all babyballet classes in venues in England will ‘pause’ until the Government restrictions change. Although this is expected to be on December the 2nd, we will of course keep you updated if it changes.
Some of our dancing classes are continuing online during this period so please keep up to date with your local babyballet school direct for more information. Contact details can be found at: https://babyballet.co.uk/full-list-of-babyballet-schools/
Whether your local school is dancing online or not, we will be having lots of fun on our social channels and will keep you updated along the way.
Sending magical wishes to all of our babyballet stars and their families. Stay safe.
1st November 2020
UPDATE FOR OUR CLASSES IN ENGLAND:
Here at babyballet, like all other industries, we are saddened to learn that our physical classes cannot continue during the upcoming lockdown in England. That being said, the babyballet magic will not disappear…
Please look out for specific information from your local babyballet school and bear with our wonderful franchisees and teachers, as they are working tirelessly to make new arrangements and communicate with you as swiftly as possible. (Please note, this applies to all babyballet classes in England. Classes in Wales are also currently closed until 9th November. However this does not apply to our classes in Scotland which, at present, are still running with social distancing and additional measures in place).
In the meantime, we are looking forward to bringing you lots of babyballet magic online – with boogie times, sing-a-longs and story times from the babyballet characters, there will be plenty of opportunities to keep dancing at home.
Our final wish, is that you squeeze your little star tightly today, and let them know that although we will miss them, their babyballet teacher is counting down the days until they can see them again in person again.
With love, from all at babyballet x
23rd September 2020
Keep calm and babyballet® on!
After the new Government announcement yesterday, we wanted to reassure you that our classes can remain open and we can continue to dance with you and your little ones in person.
Rest assured that we are constantly reviewing the guidelines and working alongside the brilliant ‘Covid-19 Risk Assessments’, to ensure that our classes can continue in a safe and secure way.
We have had nothing but excellent feedback from you all about returning to our classes so far, but here is a little reminder of just some of the additional guidelines that make our babyballet® classes safe …
9th September 2020
To our babyballet® family … after today’s announcement, we would like to reassure you about our continued SAFE return to classes.
Everyone at babyballet® has been working incredibly hard behind the scenes to complete their covid-safety training, undertake full risk assessments, and work with local authorities to ensure classes are as safe as possible. Not to mention we have lots of additional guidance in place and most importantly are practising social distancing in all of our classes.
Here are just a few examples of the things you can expect upon your return:
- Mats placed in a socially distanced manner
- Small but important changes to our syllabus to ensure social distancing
- Controlled entry / exits and one way systems where possible
- Hand washing facilities
- Appropriate use of face coverings (this might be ‘mask to mat’ in some settings so you can remove your mask once in position – face coverings may need to be kept on in others)
- Smaller class sizes where required
- Thorough cleaning measures and no shared equipment
- Plus many, many more measures and guidelines communicated in advance.
The safety of our babyballet® stars, customers, staff and franchisees is of our upmost importance and we also want to ensure you feel confident and relaxed bringing your little star back to class.
Please watch out for any further updates from your local babyballet® school and contact us if you have any questions at all.
WE CAN’T WAIT TO DANCE BACK WITH YOU VERY SOON!
The majority of our babyballet® schools are dancing back to physical classes this month!
Please click here to go to your local babyballet® school’s page and find out more about their date for return, full class timetable and contact information.
You can also take a look at the list of additional class rules and regulations we have put in place to ensure the safety of our customers and staff.
14th August 2020
We are pleased to announce another step in the right direction as babyballet® bookings are now opening at many locations across the UK!
Take a look at the info-graphic below as we move onto STEP 3 and the babyballet® school nearest to you prepares to re-open their online bookings. If you are already part of our community, please understand that we are offering a phased approach across all of our locations based on our venues and local guidelines. You should watch out for specific communications from your local babyballet® school, informing you of when they are ready to reach this new milestone.
Rest assured, we have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that all safety measures are in place so that you can feel confident and relaxed bringing your little star back to class.
We can’t wait to bring you more exciting news and dance with you again in person. With love from all at babyballet® x
5th August 2020
We have compiled a list of additional class rules and regulations to ensure the safety of our customers and staff as we dance back to physical classes.
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 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!