21st January 2022
Children’s dance school babyballet® has been awarded the What’s on 4 Kids ‘Most Loved Music, Dance or Performing Arts Activity Franchisor or Independent with 20+ Leaders Overall'. This award has now been won by babyballet® an astounding three years running, which further confirms their shared values and ethos of creating a dance experience for little ones that is both magical and educational.
These pioneering awards were established in 2006 to showcase the UK's best children’s clubs, classes, leaders and volunteers - as nominated and voted for by the experts – parents and carers. This year’s event, hosted at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, highlighted the significance of the children’s activities sector, especially against the backdrop of COVID-19. Throughout the lockdowns, an army of children’s activities providers stepped up from across the UK offering a wealth of online clubs and classes, many free of charge. As parents struggled under unprecedented pressures, class leaders and dance teachers brought much-needed structure, reassurance, familiarity and comfort to little ones and their households. This impact was reflected in parents’ support for the awards this year with a massive 45,000 votes received and double the nominations in some categories.
babyballet®’s founder and CEO, Claire O’Connor, said:
“We’re delighted to have won for the third year in a row and we’re especially proud considering the immense hardships that everyone has had to go through recently. Alike so many other children’s activities providers, we continued to deliver the best service we could during such a challenging time but getting back into our classes and receiving this recognition makes it all worthwhile.
The award couldn’t have been won without the support from our wider community, so we share it with and dedicate it to our amazing teachers, parents, carers and our babyballet® stars,”
The award win comes hot on the tail of the release of babyballet®’s first children’s book. Entitled Twinkle and Teddy in the Rainforest, the interactive story book features the much-loved babyballet mascots going on their very own adventure through the rainforest. The story takes you on that very same journey, meeting animals along the way and giving you the chance to dance with Twinkle and Teddy at home to three well-loved babyballet® songs!
As the babyballet® brand goes from strength to strength and with bookings open for the new year, now has never been a better time to get involved and to learn to dance the babyballet® way.
18th January 2022
babyballet® has embarked on a new magical adventure, with its first ever book release!
14th January 2022
Barbara Peters, 83, put her best foot forward as the dance legend stepped into the small screen!
11th January 2022
babyballet® has had a lot to celebrate since reopening its doors and welcoming thousands of families back into their classes.
23rd November 2021
As children across the nation are returning back-to-school, babyballet is well and truly back-to-show business!
5th October 2021
babyballet® has demonstrated its position as an industry leader of children’s dance franchising.
It’s 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® Franchisee, Livingston and Falkirk
It is a whole year since I started my babyballet franchise and it has been the fastest year of my life! I’ve absolutely loved it and can’t wait to see what each year brings. This was easily the best decision I’ve ever made. Thank you so much to the head office team for welcoming me to the family with open arms, and to Claire for being such a fab big boss and inspiration.Miss Suzy babyballet® Franchisee, Worsley and Walkden
The training to join the babyballet franchise family was fantastic. During the initial training course, every aspect of running a business was covered – from office and admin management through to running the dance classes themselves. From day one I felt like part of the babyballet team and nothing was too much trouble – no matter how many questions or queries I had!Miss Jessie babyballet® Franchisee, Dartford, Bexley and Bromley