But first, they can’t talk about babyballet® without saying a huge thank you to Claire. Founder Claire O’Connor is the creative talent that drives babyballet® forward. Without Claire’s vision, determination and her very special blend of inspirational motivation, quite simply babyballet® would not be here.
Under Claire’s watchful guidance, over the years the dance school has captured the hearts and imaginations of thousands of children, parents and teachers. babyballet® became a national franchise in 2007 with classes in beginning to open in other areas of the UK. And 10 years later in 2017, babyballet® celebrated international success as licenses in Australia, Singapore and later, New Zealand, launched.
babyballet® are as passionate about the benefits of dance and all the wonderful opportunities that their classes give to their children as they were in 2005. And having navigated a global pandemic, several lockdowns and witnessed all the changes to their children’s education of recent years through the eyes of their own children, they know that their classes are about far more than movement and dance steps.
As children grow and thrive with them, they see the benefit of developing soft skills such as sharing or self-confidence first-hand. And they know from the stories they hear that parent friendships flourish along with the childhood friendships that are formed. When their children walk through their doors they share very special time with one another and often life-long friendships begin at babyballet®.
In 2016 they joined forces with Tommy’s the national baby charity and are proud to have raised over £800,000 for the charity over the years. And earlier in 2022, babyballet® was a hero partner of Children’s Activities Week, which raises money to improve the lives of autistic and disabled children across the UK.
At babyballet® they’re always growing and that means sometimes they do things differently. So, this year, they’re proud to be partnering with Tommy’s once again and bringing a ‘Danceathon’ to class this October; but they’ve invited Peppa Pig into their fundraising family with their very special dance downloads.
Happy Birthday to everyone who is part of the babyballet® family. Here’s to many more wonderful celebrations together.
By reading this blog you will learn how! Not only will you be reminded of the emotional benefits, but we will also show you how it can bring more money into your business.
Hear from entrepreneur and founder,Claire O’Connor who established babyballet® by herself in 2005 with no capital investment. Over the past 13 years, she has grown the business to become one of the UK’s leading pre-school dance concepts.
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
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