Baby Toes Ballet
Start your child’s dance journey with our fun and safe Baby Toes Ballet classes for 2 – 5 year olds. Learn from nurturing and engaging dance teachers. All genders are welcome!
Introduction to Dance
The classes help develop motor skills, creativity and musicality as well as being lots of fun! Each term, we host an open week so parents can see their child’s progress and children can perform what they have been learning. Open week dates are listed on our events page. We introduce a small degree of discipline with a formal uniform and we encourage neat grooming in these classes.
Baby-Toes ballet classes were set up in 1991 with the establishment of Hawthorn Studio of Dance (now known as The Dance Studio). The classes use a range of classical music and nursery rhymes specifically designed for 2 – 5 year olds. The class is a follow the leader format so shy children can feel comfortable as part of the group whilst more outgoing personalities can progress with more confidence.
All children will have had their 2nd birthday to participate in the 2/3 year-old class, 3rd birthday to participate in the 3/4 year old class and 4th birthday for the 4/5 year old classes.
Junior School Concert Included
The Dance Studio holds an annual Junior School Concert in the second half of every year at a professional theatre. This is a highlight on the children’s calendar each year and is looked forward to by families and students alike! The Dance Studio is the only school to offer this special half yearly concert specifically for the little ones and is just gorgeous to watch.
This concert is a delightfully entertaining production featuring the youngest members of our dance school attending our Baby Toes 3/4, 4/5 years classes, our Preliminary and Primary classes, as well as some other special performances from our older students!
Pathway to Professional Dance
Classical ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and is encouraged to be taken throughout the training of a young dancer. Formal technical training starts at 6 years of age when there is more understanding of body awareness. For the more serious classical ballet student, we offer examinations in the highly regarded Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD) syllabus.
Why Choose Baby Toes Ballet?
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We have over 8 styles of dance to choose from. Choose multiple styles when you register or consider joining our Summer or Winter School programs.