babyballet is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance class for boys and girls from 18 months to 5 years old.  We run classes in Thurrock, Laindon, Rayleigh, Southend and Leigh-on-Sea.  Our babyballet preschool dance programme offers three stages of ballet classes, for young children aged 18 months to 5 years, plus a tap dancing class for children over 3 years.

Our magical dance classes for kids follow five key stages so that your little one gets the opportunity to learn to dance with children of a similar age. All our ballet lessons are linked to the Early Years Foundation standards.

My team of babyballet dance teachers and I teach over 230 babyballet stars each week, and strive to create a fun, friendly and inclusive experience for everyone – no matter what your child’s age or ability. Not to mention, our classes are a great way for parents, carers and guardians to meet up and make new friends too!

We create a fun and supportive environment, your little one will follow a five-stage syllabus built on song, dance and music. Our babyballet dance classes for kids are both magical and educational, encouraging every child to enjoy the experience and get a chance to shine. 

Please use the links below to book your 3 week trial today:

(18 Months to 3 Years)


Introducing toddlers to the basics of ballet through movement, play and song. Toddlers and children are encouraged to further develop and explore their ability to move, dance and sing. Still with their main carer by their side, these fun classes involve lots of smiles and laughter. The little ones love the dances and catchy songs – and so do the adults!

(3 Years+)

A fantastic form of exercise for children who love to make a noise in their tap shoes!

At this upbeat, fun class, children aged from 3 upwards will learn basic tap steps and routines set to catchy songs. Some of our schools also offer the option of combining this class with other babyballet classes.

(3 & 4 Years)


Encouraging pre-school children to use their imagination while learning basic ballet skills through enhanced movement and song. Focusing on developing gross motor skills, basic ballet, rhythm and confidence, this class helps children feel comfortable with their own natural ability and their surroundings. Increased dancing and imagination are learnt in a fun environment with singing along to music, helping to build basic principles and social skills that will serve them well as they approach school age.

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COVID-19 Notice

In light of the current pandemic, Covid-19, we have implemented some changes to the way we run classes.  We have had comprehensive individual risk assessments written for each venue that we teach in. Parents are welcome to read these if they wish to.

Class sizes are reduced alongside the current Government guidelines.  We have implemented a phased return and staggered arrivals which have been successful.  Students will be asked to sanitise their hands on arrival and when they leave.  We will maintain social distancing throughout our lessons. Regular cleaning will be implemented throughout the day by staff at the academy.  All staff have undergone Covid-19 training and in house training regarding new procedures and policies.  

If you require any more information about the new Covid-19 procedures or policies please send us an email