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the babyballet

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.

Claire’s story

Barbara’s Story


Barbara has recently captured the nation’s hearts as she featured in The Daily Mail, The Times, on ITV News, Channel 5 News, and more!

britain’s oldest ballet dancer passes elite exam… aged 80

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.

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“Even before my daughter Bunnie was born, I could not wait for her to start ballet classes! From the moment Bunnie started at babyballet, both she and I have been thrilled to be part of this magical experience. Her teacher is so attentive, tailoring each class to the level and ability of each child. The 30 minutes we spend together in babyballet is a precious and memorable time.”

Natalie Figura, babyballet mummy