Mail Online: Heartwarming moment tiny ballerinas practise their steps at home after coronavirus forces dance school to move its lessons online

  • A British children’s dance studio is hosting its classes online due to  coronavirus
  • babyballet offers more than 2,000 classes a week serving 25,000 children 
  • Social isolation rules prompted CEO Claire O’Connor to cancel dance classes 
  • Instead of a physical class, Ms O’Connor is offering online classes for pupils 
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

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This is the heartwarming moment a young girl practices her ballet skills while participating in an online lesson.

As a result of the call for social distancing, dance studio babyballet has cancelled its physical classes for children aged between six months and six years.

However, babyballet CEO Claire O’Connor has decided to place her lessons online, so pupils can continue to practice during the coronavirus crisis.

This is the wonderful moment a young girl practices her ballet dance moves at home after her class was moved online because of the coronavirus outbreak

 

babyballet offers 2,000 dance classes across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore for more than 25,000 children each week. These classes have been moved online because of the social distancing rules introduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak

Claire O’Connor, founder of babyballet said: ‘As more and more families self-isolate and limit the amount of social contact that they have, our primary focus is to ensure children and families can still enjoy babyballet, even if they can’t physically come to classes’

The classes are being broadcast online so children can continue with their practice.

The firm has 83 franchises across the UK with further classes in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

Each week, some 25,000 children take part in more than 2,000 classes.

Founder and CEO, Claire O’Connor, said: ‘It’s a worrying time as the UK deals with the outbreak of the coronavirus but we are remaining positive. As more and more families self-isolate and limit the amount of social contact that they have, our primary focus is to ensure children and families can still enjoy babyballet, even if they can’t physically come to classes.

‘Our babyballet pupils are aged from six months to six years-old and most have no idea about the coronavirus and the effect it’s having in the world around them. It’s our responsibility to keep the babyballet world as normal as possible for them. We will be delivering our online classes with as much passion and energy as ever, it’s just that instead of being in a dance studio, we’ll be on a screen in children’s living rooms!’

She added: ‘There are going to be a lot of families trying to keep their children entertained over the coming weeks. We hope that by providing babyballet online children can still enjoy the fun and laughter of classes and continue to keep active.’

Parents will be able to stream the ballet classes for their children so they can continue to practice during the crisis

Here Laura Simeunovich of babyballet Halifax demonstrates the moves for the pupils to follow in their own living rooms in her first ever online class

For more information about babyballet and how they can help keep your children entertained and active during these uncertain times, please click here.

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