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Dance Classes for Children
Franchise Opportunities

Posted: 25th Oct 2018 Closing: 30th Apr 2019

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Founded in Halifax in 2005, babyballet® is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys aged from six months to six years. The successful programme is available across the United Kingdom, with over 70 franchisees in operation. 

babyballet® dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment. We focus on learning through play, the unique babyballet® syllabus offers 4 key stages of ballet & tap classes. The babyballet® brand has captured the imagination of both young children and their parents, who enjoy the freedom and magic of our classes.

The application process to become a franchisee, is ongoing throughout the year, with advice and support provided by out management team. Once accepted each franchisee receives exclusive rights in their chosen territory to run classes, parties and shows, plus earn commission on a range of unique babyballet® merchandise; all with the dedicated support of babyballet® Head Office.

Franchisees are valued greatly by the Head Office team and visa-versa. “Being part of the babyballet® franchise family is fantastic. The training and support from Head Office is brilliant – no matter how many questions I have!” says Jessie, babyballet® franchisee in Dartford, Bexley and Bromley. Established 2009, this babyballet® school now teaches over 1000 babyballet® stars every week.

In addition to helping children explore, learn and grow as individuals, the babyballet® brand is well known for its family-feel and close relationships within the franchise network.

Franchisees are passionate about the brand and building their own business. For those with children, having a babyballet® franchise gives them the opportunity to have a family and run their own company at the same time.

To find out more about joining the babyballet® franchise family, please visit our website or why not contact us by email/phone.


Investment Required:
For an initial franchise fee from £8,000 + VAT you’ll be given all the systems, tools and advice you need to set up and run your own babyballet school. It’s literally your business in a box! Take a look at our website to find out more.

The most appealing factor about becoming a franchisee is that you can choose your own working hours to suit your lifestyle. Running a business is no mean feat and you certainly get out what you put in. Most of our franchisees work full time but at times to suit them. Be this during the school day and at night time after their children are in bed.

Earnings can differ depending on the size of your business – number of working hours, number of classes you run, student numbers etc. We are happy to discuss forecasted earning potential in more details upon your initial enquiry.

Best suited to:
We are looking for dancers /teachers with excellent skills who have the qualifications, experience & passion to join our award-winning brand. Also, individuals with a strong business background looking for a career change who could join our network as a business manager and employ teachers to deliver the classes. If you think you have what it takes we would love to hear from you.

Finer Details

Type: Self Employed

Working Times:
Set My Own Hours

Working at home or Office:

Area: UK Wide

Contact Details

Name: Donna Greenwood

Telephone: 01422 329471

Website: Visit the Website

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Mum's view

Name: Miss Sally

Location: Oldham, Rochdale, Middleton and Burnley

Family: Me, hubby Jordan, Harry (8) Livvy (6) and Rory (1)

How often do you work?
I work 5 days a week teaching and have admin to do most days. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot! I am very lucky that my business has grown to support both myself and my husband. Jordan helps out with our business admin, finance and marketing.

How does the job fit around your family life?
Perfectly. Unlike most dance jobs teaching hours are in the day so you’re at home for the evenings & around for the school run. Because I'm my own boss I structure our office hours to suit our family routine. My teaching timetable was designed around what my kids do too! So I start my working day after school drop off & finish early on Friday afternoons so I’m always around for award assemblies.

How much time do you commit?
I teach five days, morning and afternoon because that’s exactly what I chose to do. I don’t work Wednesdays because I like to have a day off with Rory in the week when the big kids aren’t around. I work all day Saturday because that’s our busiest day and that works best for us at the moment. In the past, I worked all day Mon-Fri with teachers in on Saturdays and that worked well at that time too.

Where do you carry out your work?
Everywhere! I’ve got our Facebook pages, messages and remote access to the CRM system on our work mobile so it comes where I go. I also have a home office and lots of lovely dance venues that feel like home because I’m back and forth all of the time.

Do you need a car?
Yes!! For me with the kids I’d be lost without my car. And I’ve got Kitty the babyballet beetle so I’m very lucky that my car is extra special! But we have teachers that don’t drive and we have lovely venues who store kit for them so they don’t need to take the travelling circus on the bus!

Do you get support/training?
We get loads of support from Head Office but we also have a fantastic local and nationwide group of franchisees who are always there to offer support and advice.

Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
Yes I'd always recommend babyballet to someone looking to be a franchisee. It’s completely changed our lives. I’m lucky to be able to say that I’m doing a job I absolutely love. There’s a lot more to it than I expected when I first enquired. It’s amazing and gorgeous and cute but it’s also a business so you need to be ready to keep some office hours and work hard. You only get out what you in.

Do you advertise?
All the time. We always have a little something running on Facebookforthand we do lots locally with our venues and partners. Great for new pupils but also builds great mutual relationships for your business.

Are there any downsides to the role?
It’s harder than it looks and as much as you choose your forthhours/timetable, once you’ve got your weekly timetable you’re committed to it so it’s hard to take holidays or days off during term time. On the plus side, we choose to close our classes in the school holidays so that we can be off with the children.