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Welcome to babyballet

babyballet® Swan Hill

Hi! I’m Miss Jo and I’m delighted to bring the magic of babyballet dance classes to Swan Hill, Victoria.

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About our babyballet dance classes

babyballet dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children from 6 months old to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment.

To book, please contact us directly by emailing or calling 0408 845 920.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


You can learn more about our babyballet dance classes at babyballet Swan Hill, get directions from Google Maps to our venue, find out more about me and read reviews below.

On behalf of everyone at babyballet Swan Hill, we look forward to welcoming you and your little stars to the magical world of babyballet very soon!

Magical wishes from the team at babyballet® Swan Hill!


More about our babyballet dance classes

Our babyballet preschool dance programme offers three stages of ballet classes, for young children aged 6 months to 6 years. Taught by thousands of dance teachers across the world, the babyballet syllabus has been carefully developed by dance professionals to introduce your child to the magic of dance, whilst creating precious moments between you and your little star. Read more about our syllabus by clicking here.

At babyballet® Swan Hill, we strive to create a fun, friendly and inclusive experience for everyone – no matter what your child’s age or ability. Not to mention, our classes are a great way for parents, carers and guardians to meet up and make new friends too!

For babies, tots, toddlers, preschoolers and school starters alike, babyballet classes at our venue in Swan Hill run on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. So if you live in Swan Hill or surrounding areas (Kerang, Woorinen, Beverford, Nyah, Lake Boga, Sea Lake, Ultima etc), please take a look at our  timetable.

Meet the Principal

Miss Jo


Hi, my name is Joanne Shipsides.

I have been dancing for over 50 years, starting with the Royal Victorian Ballet School in Melbourne in 1971 at 4 years old and becoming part of the Swan Hill Ballet Guild in 1985 until it became DanceForce Swan Hill, I became the owner and Director from 2008 to 2023 and have now passed the studio onto a former student who has renamed it to Passion and Purpose Creative Therapy and Dance Studio where I will continue to teach Classical Ballet, Singing and Musical Theatre and running our beautiful babyballet Classes.  Dance has always been a part of my life. I believe that as a Dance Teacher it is my responsibility to keep up with the latest in dance techniques and teaching strategies so that my students are always dancing safely.

I’ve acquired Certificates in Teaching – Southern Federation of Dance, Progressing Ballet Technique, Acrobatic Arts, Dance Physio Level 1 for Dance Teacher and Health Professional Intensive Workshop, First Aid, YPAD (Youth Protection Advocates in Dance). These have helped me understand and teach the understanding of the dancers body and mind, it is very important for all my students to understand, as we dancers use our bodies differently to others in sport.

I have been part of babyballet Australia/New Zealand since it came to Australia in 2017 and it’s an amazing programme. It is so much fun to teach the little ones and have their parents join in as well as seeing their faces light up when it’s time to dance with Teddy and Twinkle Bear. Becoming a dance teacher was something I realised I wanted to do later in life and took on DanceForce where over the years I have seen some wonderful dancers move on to chase their dreams and travel the world. It’s very important to me to help students reach their goals and know that our Dance Family is always there to encourage their dreams and belief in themselves.

Get directions to our venue

We have listed our venue below which links to Google Maps so that you can easily tap to get directions:

Swan Hill, Victoria

"I have been a babyballet teacher for almost eight years, and I thoroughly love my job. Working with pre-school children is so rewarding. I have seen so many children grow in confidence, make new friends, learn new things and find a love of dance from an early age. The syllabus is structured so that every exercise stimulates the children in a different way, which is excellent!"

Miss Laura babyballet® Halifax

babyballet Swan Hill

At babyballet, we provide fun, educational ballet classes and dance classes for kids aged 6 months to 5 years in Swan Hill and the surrounding areas (Kerang, Woorinen, Beverford, Nyah, Lake Boga, Sea Lake, Ultima etc). Focusing on learning through play, our babyballet syllabus not only encourages your little one to feel more confident and co-ordinated, but also welcomes them into an imaginative and magical world of music and dance. Our dance classes for kids follow five key stages so that every child gets the opportunity to learn with children of a similar age. All our ballet lessons are linked to the Early Years Foundation standards. So if you’re looking for dance classes for children and you live in Swan Hill or nearby (Kerang, Woorinen, Beverford, Nyah, Lake Boga, Sea Lake, Ultima etc)  – then book at this babyballet dance studio today.

why babyballet is magical

At babyballet, we provide ballet classes for kids, from 6 months to 6 years. Creating a fun and supportive environment, your little one will follow a five-stage syllabus built on song, dance and music. Our babyballet dance classes for kids are both magical and educational, encouraging every child to enjoy the experience and get a chance to shine. From Tots and Tinies, to Tappers, Movers and Groovers, babyballet dance classes are led by a fully trained and experienced dance teacher. We also provide an opportunity for you to take over your own babyballet license so that you can run ballet lessons in your own area – exclusively!