Babiesballetdance

This is where it all begins ......

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 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 )  

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Our 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 . If you are confident your child will like the classes you may  sign up for the full term costing £90 for 12 weeks . This calculates to as little as just £7.50 a class!!! So be sure to book via email or hoop button below in order to guarantee a space in the new year!  Babies Ballet Dance at WLDA has now partnered with HOOP so you can book and pay for your 4 week settling in trial direct via pressing the HOOP button or BOOK NOW buttons below . 

To book spring term 2020 commencing 6th January 2020 - ending 4th April 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!

16.30-17.00  PREP BALLET 4-6YRS  BOOK NOW!

17.00-17.30  PRIMARY BALLET 6-8YRS  BOOK NOW!

Thursday       

11.00-11.30  BABIES BALLET 2.5-4YRS  BOOK NOW!         

Saturday       

10.45-11.15  BABIES BALLET 2.5-4YRS  BOOK NOW!

11.15-11.45  PREP BALLET 4-6YRS BOOK NOW!

All of our classes are run from our new home of The Parent Hood in Chiswick, which not only has a fully equipped Dance Studio downstairs along with changing and waiting facilities, it also has a cosy children’s play cafe, where parents can enjoy a coffee whilst their children dance and members of the academy and their siblings can play for half price, should they wish to stay during or after classes. 

We also have  a few spaces in our classes @ All Saints Church Hall Ealing W53JH

Saturday 

10.30-11.00  PRIMARY BALLET 6-8YRS  BOOK NOW!

11.00-11.30  PREP BALLET 4-6YRS BOOK NOW! 

11.30-12.00  BABIES BALLET 2.5-4YRS  BOOK NOW!

(Please enter location when booking via link above to hoop for all Ealing classes ) 



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.
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