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the babyballet®
founders

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 New Zealand, the UK, Australia & Singapore.

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

Bruce Adams Daily Mail: Britain's oldest ballet dancer passes elite exam... aged 80: Great-grandmother completes test with a merit 58 years after her last exam. babyballet co-founder Barbara Peters

Bruce Adams Daily Mail: Britain's oldest ballet dancer passes elite exam... aged 80: Great-grandmother completes test with a merit 58 years after her last exam. babyballet co-founder Barbara Peters

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

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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“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