Mother and daughter team, Claire and Barbara are immensely passionate about babyballet and have worked tirelessly since 1999 to make it into the award-winning reputable concept it is today – which now has over 100 franchised and licensed schools teaching over 20,000 children every week in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
great-grandmother completes test with a merit 58 years after her last exam.
Barbara Peters, 80, from Halifax, is the country’s oldest ballet dancer
She passed a top exam from the Royal Academy of Dance in London
The great-grandmother has been dancing since she was a two-year-old
Article published in the Daily Mail, 15/01/2018. Read more … Or watch the ITV News coverage below!
Barbara Peters, Britain’s oldest ballerina teaching babyballet. Any dancer would be delighted to pass a top exam from a world-renowned ballet school. But when you do that at 80 – and get into the record books as the country’s oldest ballet dancer – it is all the sweeter. That is the birthday present that Barbara Peters (pictured) has just received. Read more …
“Dancing keeps me young and I love being a part of babyballet so that I can pass on my knowledge and passion for dance and ballet to the younger generation and our babyballet teachers.” Barbara says.
“I’m in my 8th year as a babyballet franchisee and I still absolutely love it! The magic of teaching preschoolers their first steps combined with the flexibility of being my own boss, all the while knowing that I have the backing and support of such a fantastic brand, is just the best feeling ever.”
Miss Leanne, babyballet Livingston and Falkirk
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