The babyballet

Preschool Dance and Ballet Syllabus, ‘babyballet’

Our preschool dance and ballet syllabus offers four stages of ballet dance classes, for young children aged 6 months to 6 years, plus a tap dancing class for children over 3 years.

babyballet teachers all undergo babyballet training, and with professional dance and teaching experience, they strive to create a fun, friendly and inclusive experience for everyone – no matter what your child’s age or ability.

The babyballet syllabus_ Dance classes at baby ballet follow their award-winning bespoke syllabus where children learn to dance

Our classes are a great way for parents, carers and guardians to meet up and make new friends too!

Our programme fits well within the UK Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, with our classes providing the opportunity for babies and young children to learn and develop key life skills in a healthy and safe environment.

All classes need to be booked and paid for one term in advance. We offer a three week introductory trial at all of our dance schools across the country. Book now.

We look forward to welcoming you and your little ones to the magical world of babyballet very soon!

Our award-winning program is also available to nurseries and preschools.

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babyballet Tots

6 - 18 months (30 minutes)

The Tots class is a magical musical experience for parents/carers and babies and young toddlers, to enjoy together.

Using a combination of movement, music and props/toys, the Tots class is a great way to enhance your baby’s physical, communication and social/emotional development. The class provides a stimulating yet gentle introduction to song and dance, improving body awareness and self-control.

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babyballet Tinies

18 months - 3 years (35 minutes)

The Tinies class introduces little ones to the basics of ballet using movement, play and song.

Building on the movement and songs taught in the Tots class, babyballet Tinies develop their physical and communication skills in this fun-filled, lively environment. Parents are still very much involved, as the children learn to move in time to the music whilst stimulating their imaginations and learning to count through song.

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babyballet Movers

3 and 4 years (35 minutes)

The babyballet Movers classes encourages preschool children to combine their imaginations with dance using movement and song.

The preschool years are crucial in your little one’s development. Our Movers class focuses on the further physical development of your child through dance, in combination with the use of imaginative storytelling. The Movers class is more than just dancing – it also gives children the chance to learn valuable skills by responding positively to both the teacher and the other children in the class.

Movers can also join our Tappers classes!

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babyballet Groovers

4.5 - 6 years (35-45 minutes)

The final stage of babyballet is our Groovers class which focuses on improving co-ordination, self control and social skills, in a supportive and non-judgemental environment.

This school age class is a perfect way to bolster the preschool learning programme by working on core development skills such as spatial awareness, numeracy and communication, as well as furthering their dance technique through a more structured ballet program. Using simple steps as the basis of the class, children learn ballet in a friendly and non-competitive environment.

Groovers can also join our Tappers classes!

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babyballet Tappers

3 years onwards (15 minutes)

Our preschool age tappers class is perfect for younger children who like to make a noise in their tap shoes!

For children aged 3 and above, this dynamic, upbeat class teaches little ones basic tap steps accompanied by catchy music and songs. Tappers classes run alongside babyballet Movers and Groovers classes and can only be booked if your child attends a babyballet Movers or Groovers class as well.

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babyballet Shine

Pre-school, early years or KS1

babyballet Shine is a SEND specific programme that allows children with SEND to be in a dance space where they can express themselves and increase their body awareness through sensory creativity and dance.

They will access the class with the support of their parent/carer and be introduced to different music and props. The class is supported with the use of Makaton and a SEND structure.

Classes are designed to be lots of fun and facilitate social interaction and engagement, all whilst encouraging the children to enjoy listening to the music and learning to dance.

babyballet® Shine classes have recently launched in 2023 at a small number of babyballet® schools across the UK. They will continue to be rolled out so that even more children can enjoy the magic!

"I would just like to take this opportunity to tell you how much we look forward to your sessions and the difference already, in only three weeks, is amazing! I would highly recommend babyballet to anyone."

Annette (babyballet mummy to Annie-Mae), Boston