A ballet school specifically for children aged six months to seven years is coming to Newcastle later this year. Tiny Toes Ballet, the UK’s only pre-school ballet syllabus to be integrated with the Early Years Foundation Stage, will launch its new franchise in the city in September.
Led by local dance teacher Kathryn O’Neill, the classes aim to promote learning through movement.
Kathryn explained: “What appealed to me about Tiny Toes was its commitment to ensuring classes and lesson plans complement the early years learning curriculum.
“I hope to make Tiny Toes Ballet a well-known name in the North East with an excellent reputation for delivering quality dance classes.”
Founded by professionally trained classical ballet dancer and mother of three Emma Morgan, Tiny Toes Ballet now has franchises across the UK.
Commenting on the Newcastle franchise, Tiny Toes’ founder Emma Morgan added: “I’ve been hugely impressed by Kathryn’s enthusiasm, commitment and understanding of the Tiny Toes concept.
“It’s always exciting welcoming more children to our community of tiny dancers, and I’m looking forward to visiting Newcastle upon Tyne to see how everyone is getting on.”
By Jane Imrie