Babiesballetdance.com

This is where it all begins .....

All live classes available On-line
with a 30% discount ...

About


About
Our Babies and Pre School classes are designed to introduce little ones to the magic of dance in a fun and safe environment
Babies Ballet for ages 2.5 to 4 yrs begins with the basics of ballet , standing in positions, skipping, jumping, pointing toes, walking on tip toes, balancing including lots of fun magical musical mime.
Our Tinies Tap & Boogie for ages for 2.5 to 4 years  classes encourage pupils to make some noise with their tiny tap shoes shuffling away to up tempo children’s tunes, singing along , wiggling away and getting down to the grooves . Our classes are unique and taught by fully qualified and DBS checked teachers.
Prep & Primary Ballet & Tap classes for ages 4 to 8 years are for the beginners that may want to take dance a little more seriously but still with the fun and imagination element . Pupils are given the opportunity to take their first ever ballet & tap examinations under the IDTA like our big boys and girls .
What makes us different from other little dance classes?  with our Babies Ballet, Pre-School and Junior classes at West London Dance Academy pupils can begin as babies and develop into dancers . We offer a Full Timetable of Ballet, Tap & Contemporary Modern Jazz , Stretch & Street classes, including exams, shows and festivals for all older ages and abilities. If you visit our www.westlondondanceacdemy.com sister site you will see that a lot of our pupils have gone on to dance professionally, train at full-time professional dance schools or are fully qualified dance teachers having trained on our dance teachers programme and are now running dance schools of their own. We have been established as an academy for 14 years with a History of 100 % pass rates in IDTA Examinations and successfully acclaimed large scale performances . Our Principal Miss Natalie has been dancing professionally, running dance schools and training dance teachers all over England and abroad for 30 years and still teaches at all of our branches. She focuses on nuturing all of our baby ballerinas into teenage dancers and says “as a Principal I have seen wonderful friendships grow amongst my dancers and from babies to adulthood I have been lucky enough to be part of their amazing journey in life”   . (see meet the team page)

This is what parents are saying about us:

“Really impressed and pleased with the baby ballet class - Lana spent most of the afternoon dancing a real pleasure to see her so happy. I think this will be invaluable for a toddler that is very introverted “ Taj - Lana’s mum. (Babies Ballet)

“This class is worth every penny Edith loves her ballet “ Claire - Edith’s mum (Babies Ballet)

After Leila’s first show experience at 4 years old - Thank you for such an amazing show ! ..we are immensely proud that Leila is part of such a brilliant dance school.  Amanda - Leila‘s proud mum (Preparatory Ballet)

so impressed with the dedication and high quality of the dancers. We had to keep reminding ourselves this wasn‘t professionals dancing ! Simply outstanding ! “ Helen Hayley’s mum - (Grade 1 ballet).

Congrats on a FAB show, it was amazing from start to finish and I loved every dance and all of the costumes . They were so colourful and imaginative and the storyline was brilliant . Flora loved being part of it as did we all love watching it ! “ Imelda Flora’s mum -( Tiny Tapper )  

“I’d like to feedback to you that we think the class is lovely - well structured with a lot of useful content to develop strength, balance and coordination. In just 4 weeks Babies Ballet has helped Margot learn to jump with both feet lifted from the floor (something we’ve been working on for a long time) and tiptoe. She has also picked up some of the sequences, initiating practicing them at home“. Ruth Margot’s Mum - (Babies Ballet ) 

News from the Academy 
ON-LINE CLASSES
Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak all of our classes are now offered ON-LINE with a 30% discount . 
If you are not a current member of the Academy  in order to book you will need to contact info@babiesballetdance.com or natalieparnell.wlda@gmail.com . You will then be invited to meet the Principal & Teacher FREE of charge in a private on-line session with your child at a convenient time for you, when we will assess if your child will cope with the on-line classes , decide which class will be most suitable for your child and then instruct you how to join. Book Direct

                                                                      Imagination 

                                                             Story time with the Principal 
                                                                       Ballet Technique 

                             Senior Zoom Classes visit :www.westlondondanceacademy.com


We have had such fun in our On-line Zoom classes with our Ballet, Tap , Modern jazz , Boogie Imagination Skills , Story Time , Colouring, Competitions and Fun free Friday Stretch & Street Classes. The positive feed back from parents has been completely overwhelming .

"On this occassion I just wanted to cordially thank you once more for all the fantastic dedication and work you are doing during these hard times. Zoom classes and Friday Fun Free dance classes are something Katherine is very much looking forward, they are giving her joy and purpose that is so needed now!
I am a bit lost for words to express my gratefulness fully (and words are my work tools usually...), but just wanted to say - we are very very lucky to have you as a Teacher (with a capital T)." Kristina (Katherines Mum )

“Thank you so much for enabling your pupils to keep dancing“  Alison
(Helens mum )

“You have been amazing as always and doing a brilliant job of keeping everything going and the girls and boys occupied!”
All the best. Hema (Iyla's Mum)


“Pleased to hear about the classes continuing on zoom.Thanks for all your hard work, and flexibility to make things happen. Can’t imagine how much work it takes to re-arrange everything We appreciate you! “ Alex (Stella's Mum)

“Thank you for being so supportive! I don’t know where you take all the strength and positivity from ... Sylvia“  (Tola's mum)
 
”Thank you for your continued dedication and the Zoom  classes Anna loves them and loves seeing Miss Natalie and her friends every week . This is so good for all of the children physically and psychologically and we applaud you for creating a way for this to continue in these difficult times” ! Rachel (Anna’s  Mum)

We're so grateful that you are continuing to do classes. Miya looks forward to them and can't wait to show off her 2 teeth that she lost to her friends ..(Sarah Miya's Mum)

A new on-line display 
We are hoping to put together one big piece of on-line Zoom choreography involving all of our pupils dancing at the same time for an end of term viewing for parents and to keep as a memory of how we continued to dance and come together as an academy during these unprecedented times.

How will we return to physical classes
When we are instructed by the Government and the International Dance Bodies , it is safe to return, we will look forward to going back to physical classes . Our teachers have undergone the new Covid -19 Health and Safety courses, we will have new Risk Assessments in place and have updated our safe guarding policies . All of our classes are small with quality teaching so it will be easier for us to operate with the new Government Guidelines and Safety Measures. We have already been planning and preparing the logistics of operating our classes safely with social distancing and have thought of lots of fun, active, but secure ways of doing this without causing any stress to the students or parents . We are keeping everyone updated as to when and how we will return so please watch this space ..

Family Zoom Competition 
We asked pupils to Choreograph a Dance to perform with their Families during lock down and these are the 8 finalist . All families expressed they had so much fun getting involved it was a fun distraction they said from the difficult times everyone finds themselves in at the moment. Our competition received praise from the IDTA as an imaginative way to keep family’s actively dancing and was then put on to their social media page.



EXAMS 
We are extremely proud of our latest IDTA Exams results taken in December 2019 . Pupils form 4 years old took exams in Ballet Tap and Contemporary Modern jazz and achieved 83-93% Merit & Distinctions along with one of our students being nominated for IDTA International Dance awards at out 7000 other students in and around the UK. Unfortunately our spring exams were cancelled due to Covid-19 and have been provisionally booked for 18th October 2020.

Show & 15th Birthday Celebrations 
2021 will be our 15th year of being an established and successful West London Dance Academy and we aim to celebrate with a large scale performance and a big party something everyone can look forward to !
see our Gallery page here or visit our show pages 'Alice in The Greatest Wonderland and The Nutcracker on our sister site : www.westlondondanceacademy.com

TALLULAH 
Our Tallulah the Star of the New NATWEST advert on TV . Tallulah is one of our budding tap students and has been for 6 years . She has become the Face of the Money Sense campaign for children and we are so proud of her !.



Time Table & fees



Our usual fees are calculated and paid on a 12 week termly basis . If it is your child’s first time at the Academy you may book a 4 week trial costing just £30.00 as it can take some younger pupils a little time to settle in . If your child settles into the class and you wish to sign up for the rest of the term we will then invoice you for the remaining 8 weeks .  Payment can be made via Bank Transfer, or Pay Pal . Term fees are calculated as to when you sign up to the Academy you will only be charged for those weeks. 

If you are a new member you will need to book your  FREE  private on-line session with the Principal & Teacher in order to join the following on-line classes .

*For Physical classes returning please see the bottom of the page. 

As we are only able to operate  on-line classes at present you will receive a 30% discount on all fees along with your Free introduction session . 

Please see the about page . 

On- line class time table 1st June 2020 to 18th September 2020
Monday        

16.15-16.45  PREP/PRI TAP 4-8YRS  Book Now

 Wednesday  

15.45-16.15 TAP & BOOGIE  2.5-4YRS  Book Now

16.15 -16.45 PREP BALLET 4-6YRS  Book Now

16.45 -17.15  PRIMARY BALLET 6-8YRS   Book Now

Thursday       

11.00-11.30  BABIES BALLET 2.5-4YRS  Book Now        

Saturday 

10.30-11.00  PREP BALLET 4-6YRS   Book Now

11.00-11.30  PREP BALLET 4-6YRS  Book Now

11.30-12.00  BABIES BALLET 2.5-4YRS   Book Now

September 2020
If you would like to reserve a place in our physical classes as from September 2020 . Please contact us ASAP as we tend to get incredibly busy with enquires , and trials for new pupils during this time. Due to the situation we find ourselves in at present we want to make sure all children will have the opportunity to get back to dancing safely and physically as soon as is allowed , to encourage and maintain their wellbeing. You can book a place now for either of our Chiswick or Ealing venues there is No obligation !  No deposit!  or Booking Fee! it just ensures your child will have a place as soon as the government allows classes to return to normal.



Team


Miss Natalie

Principal & Teacher

Natalie Parnell is an FIDTA, FISTD and MBATD recognised Dance Principal and Teacher. Natalie gained her teaching qualifications with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) in Ballet, Tap and Contemporary Modern Jazz after graduating from Dance College. Natalie then went on to perform with various dance companies and choreographers, including Wayne Sleep and The late Roy Castle, while teaching part-time at Pineapple Studios. Natalie ran her own dance school in Kent for 15 years where she trained many students in England and Europe to teacher status all achieving 95% distinctions in ballet, tap and modern jazz. As a British and International Federation adjudicator Natalie was lucky enough to adjudicate alongside Len Goodman she also spent 2010 teaching for a Hungarian Ballet company training performers and Teachers and became a Fellow of the IDTA and ISTD qualifying with distinctions, she is currently training to be an IDTA examiner. In 2011, Natalie joined the West London Dance Academy as a teacher in both Chiswick and Ealing locations. By 2016, she had been given the exciting opportunity of taking over the role of Principal from Judith Townsend. The Academy will celebrate its 15th year in 2021 with another large scale performance . Natalie continues to teach all classes from 2.5yrs - Adult at both of her Chiswick & Ealing branches and manages to find time to run Teacher Training Courses whilst being solely in charge of babiesballetdance.com and Westlondondanceacademy.com .

Miss Francesca

Dance Teacher and Assistant

Francesca De Bella is an Italian dancer who’s passion started at the young age of 6! After 4 years of practising ballet, jazz and character dance, she was accepted at the Russian Ballet Academy in Genoa, studying under the prestigious teachers from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. After many years of professional full-time training and international competitions, and completing a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, she found that her real vocation was to become an inspiring dance teacher so moved to London to peruse her dream. Francesca spent a year as student of the Royal Academy of Dance and is now completing her teacher training with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) here at the West London Dance Academy, having joined us in September 2019 as a Teacher and assistant at our Chisiwck branch.

Miss Annie

Teaching Assistant

Annie Tran has been a member of West London Dance Academy since the age of 5 . Annie has excelled in all of her IDTA examinations gaining Distinctions in both graded and professional exams she became one of the youngest pupils in the London and South East area to achieve 96% Distinction in Advanced 2 Ballet at just 16 years of age . She has been nominated by examiners 3 times in a row out of 7000 others around England and Europe for the International Theatre Dance Awards and came 3rd in the South Eastern Theatre Classical Ballet awards in 2017, being the youngest performer in the group at just age 14 and beating 100s of other competitors. Annie performed in Snow White at Sadlerswells for The London Children’s Ballet and played the Sugar Plum Fairy in WLDA’s Performance of the Nutcracker 2017 and Mary Poppins in 2019, after completing all of her ballet exams to the highest level she now continues to train in Contemporary Modern Jazz and is a Teaching Assistant at our Ealing Branch.

Contact


  • The Parent Hood Chiswick High Road W42EF.
  • Other Pre school classes also held in Ealing