- 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
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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.
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’
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.’
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