babyballet awards

At babyballet, we believe that our unique children’s dance concept is one of the best preschool classes in the UK, Australia and New Zealand – and it seems that others agree. Here are just some of the awards and nominations that we are very proud to have received since the babyballet magic began.

babyballet awardsBusiness Person of the Year (2015)

Founder Claire O’Connor was thrilled to pick up the top prize at the prestigious Halifax Courier Business Awards.


babyballet awards forward ladies Claire oconnorRetail Business of the Year (2015)

Founder Claire O’Connor was extremely proud to win the award for Retail Business of the Year at the glittering Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards.



dance teacher hub babyballet awards dance franchise of the yeardance teacher hub babyballet awards dance brand of the yearDance Brand & Dance Franchise of the Year (2015)
We were immensely proud to scoop ‘Dance Franchise of the Year’ and ‘Dance Brand of the Year’ at The Dance Teacher Hub Awards.


Best Baby/Toddler Class (2014)
We were over the pink and blue babyballet moon to win the Loved By Parents national award for the ‘Best Baby/Toddler Class’ for the second year running!



babyballet awardsMost Outstanding Activity Leader (2015)
babyballet teacher Emily Waddell won a national award for her outstanding teaching in the International What’s On 4 Junior Awards.



babyballet awardsBest Small to Medium Enterprise (2015)
The Halifax Courier Business Awards is a glitzy ceremony to celebrate the best in business so we were delighted to win this award.

babyballet awardsDance School of the Year (2013)
We were delighted to be in the shortlist for the International Dance Supplies ‘Dance School of the Year 2013’ award.


loved by parents babyballet award Best baby / toddler class

Best Baby/Toddler Class (2013)
We were skipping with delight to win the Loved By Parents National award. Especially as it voted for by parents & carers – those at the heart of our magical world.



Best Activity Class (2012)
Netmums is the most trusted parent’s site in the UK so it was an absolute privilege to win this accolade, voted for by parents and carers.


itv this morning mumpreneur babyballet awards Claire oconnorITV’s ‘This Morning’ Mumpreneur
Our Founder, Claire O’Connor, scooped this high profile National award for combining her entrepreneurial skills to set up and build her business whilst bringing up her family of four children.


entrepreneur of the year Halifax courierEntrepreneur of the Year (2008)
Halifax Courier



young business person of the year babyballet awardsYoung Business Person of the Year (2007)
Halifax Courier


Best Business Parent
Mum and Working Awards

Best Franchise
Mum and Working Awards


Best Interactive Business
Mumpreneur UK




Inspire Award
Claire O’ Connor received this award from Calderdale College for her services to the local community and dance industry.

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Local Hero Award
Pulse Radio



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