Toddler and preschool ballet classes are designed to give little boys and girls a boost in confidence, coordination and creativity in a fun environment. With sessions available from as young as 6 months, these ballet classes are the perfect way  to introduce your little one to the joy of moving to music.

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Baby, Toddler and Preschool Ballet Schools

Baby Ballet East Herts and West Essex
Bishop’s Stortford – Braintree – Cheshunt – Epping – Hertford
Babyballet classes will give your child the chance to dance, gain confidence and shine, in a fun, caring and supportive environment. These classes for babies from 6 months, tots, toddlers, preschoolers and school starters run Monday – Saturday at various venues in Bishop’s Stortford, Braintree, Cheshunt, Epping and Hertford. Classes are charge termly. Short trials available (three sessions).
Contact: Miss Catherine on 07984 124404 /

Graham School of Dance – Melody Bear and Nursey Ballet
Bishop’s Stortford – Hertford – Stansted – Sawbridgeworth – Takeley – Welwyn
Melody Bear and Nursery Ballet & Tap classes as an ideal introduction for boys and girls to the world of dance, drama and movement.  Qualified teachers at Graham School of Dance are specially trained to engage children from around the age of 2 to dance through the Melody Movement Early Learning’s delightful dance-mad teddy Melody Bear. From age 3, children progress into our Nursery Ballet classes, often with Introductory Tap alongside too.
Contact: 01279 654423 /

The Hitchin School of Russian Ballet
Hitchin Boys School Sports Centre, Grammar School Walk, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1JB
The Hitchin School of Russian Ballet offers classical ballet classes (Russian Method) for children from age 3 years. The classes include character, National, Russian Dance, mime, and double work.  Taster sessions available.
Contact: call 07855 502 735 /

Jacqueline Harman School of Ballet
Bushey – Hemel Hempstead – Watford
The Nursery class for 3+ years provides an introduction to basic ballet foundation, skipping, galloping, marching, using pretend roll play, imagery, nursery rhymes and stories to music. Pre-Primary for 4+ years builds on basic ballet foundation with structured movement such as skipping, galloping marching, working in pairs and groups, positions of the feet, pointing toes, soft arms, themes and stories.
Contact: 07850 832423 /

Life and Soul Dance Academy – Ballet
Boxmoor Hall, St Johns Road, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 1JR
These ballet classes are taught classically with a modern twist to both empower & inspire for ages 3 years and up. The Dance Academy prides itself on the high standard of results we achieve and the success of our dancers.
Contact: 01442 233050 /

Penny Waterman School of Dance – Ballet with Mum and Tots Ballet
Harpenden & St Albans
The Baby Ballet for 1.5 – 3 year olds is an introduction to dance with parent/carer participation. The classes are fun with lots of clapping, singing and dancing to nursery rhyme music. The Toddler Ballet for 2 – 3 year olds include miming (e.g. being fairies and growing flowers) and we use cuddly toys, little bells & shakers and other props. Small prizes, stickers and stars are awarded. The Tiny Tots, 3 – 4 year olds teaches the first steps in ballet which give a good basis for any child to then either continue with ballet or move onto other forms of dance.
Contact: call 01727 858632 for more info or to book a trial for your daughter or son

Rise Studio – Baby Ballet
West Herts Squash and Fitness & St John’s Church, Watford
Rise Studios pride themselves on being a friendly and welcoming dance and performing arts school suitable for all levels. The Baby Ballet classes are suitable for children aged between 3 and 5 years old. It is a 30 min class teaching all the basic ballet movements; skipping, galloping, turning, plies etc. It is an imaginative, confidence building class using both classical music, nursery rhymes and Disney tunes.
Contact: 01923 218626

Tappy Toes
Buntingford – Hemel Hempstead – Rickmansworth – Royston – St Albans – Tring – Watford and Bushey – Welwyn Garden City
Tappy Toes run active dance and movement classes for children aged 3 months to 5 years, specifically designed to instil a life-long love of dance and movement into your little dancer.
Contact: 01992 265306 for general information or see website for area class teachers

Tippy Toes Ballet
Hatfield – Hitchin – Knebworth – Letchworth – Stevenage – Stotfold – Welwyn Village – Whitwell
Tippy Toes Ballet offers ballet classes for children from 2 years and upward in Hertfordshire and London. The program is designed to blend the joy of dance with ballet technique….balance, rhythm, posture, coordination, musicality and imagination, with teachers’ who praise your child’s success and cherish their progress. Classes are charge termly. Short trials available (two sessions).

Trestle Dance Studio – Tiny Ballerina
Harpenden & St Albans
The Dance Studio has been established for over 20 years and offers classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Street Dance from age 3 to adult. The enchanting early years programme incorporates song, storytelling, music and the first principals of ballet. The classes are suitable for girls & boys from 12 months of age. Teeny (12-24 months) & Tiny (2-3 years) classes are pay as you go, and Nursery Ballerina classes (3-4 years) are pay by term.
Contact: 01727 811967 /

Valle Academy Studios – Fairy Footsteps Ballet Introduction
Wilton House, Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Herts EN8 9SG
Fairy academy is for pre-school children from the age of 18 months to 36 months, and offers a fun introduction to Ballet.  Children come dressed as their favourite princess, prince or fairy and bring with them their magic wand. With the help of their parent or carer your fairies develop a love for music and dancing.  These classes are great fun and each child is made to feel special with positive encouragement.
Contact: 01992 622862 /