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Ballet Barres for Sale

What more could a little ballerina or danseur ask for at home, so that they won’t miss ballet class too much (or their ballet teachers and friends)? Well, a ballet barre of course!

Get your dance on! Just pop on your favourite tutu, put on your ballet shoes and you’re ready to twirl.

Let’s read Possum Magic with Miss Nicole!

We’ll be sharing one of Miss Nicole’s favourite books when she was little and now, her daughter’s favourite book too, Possum Magic! “Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush, there lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made bush magic…” I wonder what happens next!

The Easiest No Sew Easter Bunny craft

With the Easter Bunny coming this weekend, now’s the perfect time to do some Easter craft. You can make these adorable sock bunnies with materials you probably already have at home. What a fun screen free activity for our preschoolers and older children.

“We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” with Miss Sarita!

Are you finding it hard to keep your lovely ballerinas and danseurs occupied during these difficult times? Well, why not go on a “teddy” bear hunt? Local communities around Sydney have embraced “teddy” bear hunting. All you need to do to participate is …

The Wiggles have come to the rescue …

If you’re a parent who’s struggling to explain the do’s and don’ts of the coronavirus pandemic – The Wiggles are here to help! The Wiggles – Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Price and Emma Watkins have released a new song for children as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in Australia.

Colourful, fun, weaving rainbow fish!

This very simple craft activity will bring a smile to your face! As the name suggests, this Rainbow Weaving Fish craft entails rainbow coloured paper being woven into and out of a fish design. It’s colourful and easy to do. My eldest child did this with only a little bit of assistance (very little ones may need help using scissors).

Fun, no fuss, low mess craft with Miss Laura

Miss Laura has come up with a fabulous idea (which she’s tested on her own children) using left over clear contact. This clever craft activity creates little mess, is extremely simple (even for young toddlers), is no fuss and is a great rainy day activity which you can complete from the comfort and security of your home.

Let’s read Olga the Brolga with Miss Sarah!

Today, we’ll be sharing one of Miss Sarah’s favourite books with all of our marvellous ballerinas, Olga the Brolga! Olga the brolga is in a terrible mood. She desperately wants to dance — but no one will dance with her. Her parents have other things to do, Ellie the crocodile doesn’t feel like jumping around, and Joanna Jacana only wants to sleep. As for Lilly the long-neck, well, she’s a bit grumpy, too!

Time to whip up some rocky road, yum!!!

When I was young, I used to bake all of the time with my mum and my grandmother (and making the obligatory mess, of course!). The prize – yummy biscuits, scrumptious cakes and delicious treats!!! What I didn’t know at the time was that I was also learning valuable skills …

Popsicle stick ballerinas for our little darlings!

Popsicle stick ballerinas for our darling ballerinas. A great craft idea with little mess, but lots of fun. This is a fantastic screen free activity for our preschoolers and older children alike. Have fun and remember, you can use anything that you can find at home!

Leafy animal craft for our darling ballerinas!

Leafy animal craft for our darling ballerinas. Get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine from the safety and convenience of your home! Did you know that one of the most famous zoos in the world has a website dedicated to kids? Sorry grownups – you’re not included.

How do I log into the Parent Portal?

Tiny Toes Ballet offers a convenient and clever way to manage your details and classes online 24/7. It’s called our Parent Portal and allows you to complete everyday items such as class management, updating student and contact details or to pay your invoice.

How do I claim the Active and Creative Kids Voucher?

Apply for an Active Kids voucher or Creative Kids voucher and get $300 off your dance school fees. Tiny Toes Ballet is an approved provider for both the NSW Government’s Active Kids and Creative Kids programs.

Sydney’s best preschool and kindergarten dance teachers

Need another reason for your darling to dance with us at Tiny Toes Ballet? What makes Tiny Toes Ballet classes so special is the quarterly training our teachers receive to help support them. This is why we are ‘Sydney’s Best Preschool and Kindergarten […]

Why can’t I watch my child’s dance class?

It’s tough, when your kids are tiny, to leave them, even for a little while. Dance classes can start for kids at a very young age, sometimes as young as 3. Most parents aren’t keen to leave kids this size alone with anyone but a most trusted family member or carer. […]

What is W-sitting and when should parents worry about it?

Do you cringe when you see your child sitting in a W? Do you feel like saying “sweetie, can you please fix your legs”? Does W-sitting cause long term effects? Should I be worried when I see my toddler/preschooler sitting in a W? Do your older children still W-sit? W-sitting is a sitting position in which children sit […]

Top tips on how to make after school ballet & dance classes successful!

It’s 3.30pm and you walk in the door, kick of your shoes, make a cup of tea and a biscuit and flop on the lounge. The sun is shining on your face and you feel a huge sigh of relief. You could almost have a ‘Doctor Nap’. But … you have to rally the troops again who have dispersed into their rooms. The key to successfully transitioning in the afternoon from big school to ballet class is – DON’ T GO HOME!

Can my child cope with Big School and dance classes?

Many parents find they feel bittersweet emotions when their child starts Kindergarten. It is the official ‘end of an era’. When your child starts ‘big school’ there are so many things that are new. New school, new teacher, new friends and a new routine. It is critical for at least one thing to remain the same in their life […]

How do I do a ballet bun?

When it’s time for a concert performance or if you want your little one to feel and act like a ‘real’ ballerina, a ballet bun will put her in the mood, just like wearing her ballet shoes and a gorgeous tutu to class! We also love for all of our Primary Dance Academy students (Kindy and Year 1 students) to wear a ballet bun to each and every class. When you dress like a ballerina, you act like a ballerina! […]

Kids ballet & dance classes at Marsden Park

Marsden Park has a great community feel. There are lots of open green spaces and major retailers like IKEA and Costco only a few minutes drive away. With a new Stockland Mall about to be built, there will be no reason to leave Marsden Park! Elara Marsden Park is a beautifully well planned community with one of the best upcoming [...]

An interview with Tiny Toes Ballet mum, Sara Keli

Sara isn’t a dance mum… and that’s what drew her to Tiny Toes Ballet. She loved the relaxed feel, the no-fuss concert and the nurturing approach of the teachers. “When Olivia, my eldest daughter, was two she showed an interest in dancing. I had a look around at a few ballet schools and got a good vibe from Tiny Toes Ballet. Now both of my girls dance with Tiny Toes Ballet and we haven’t looked back.”

When is world ballet day?

when is world ballet day? Well the official date in 2019 was 23rd October. It came about in 2014 when the four top ballet companies around the world decided to live stream their classes and performances. Every year the actual date has moved! There is no set ‘World Ballet Day.’ When it got to World Ballet Day this year and [...]

Award winning small business

When I first started applying for awards I felt like I was asking for approval or ‘had tickets on myself.’ I didn’t feel completely comfortable with the idea. Then I started thinking about our Tiny Toes Terrific Team of Teachers and our Customer Happiness Managers and what we do 6 days a week for 9 years now and thought – [...]

School Friendly Sales/Customer Service Office Position Vacant

Monday, Thursday and Friday 9.30 - 2.30pm Office Sales Position Vacant  Customer Happiness Manager Tiny Toes Ballet (TTB) has been operating for 9 years, with membership of 1000+ students. Its network spans The Hills, North Shore and Inner West suburbs of Sydney with a central office located at Baulkham Hills. We are seeking a Customer Happiness Manager on a part-time [...]

Our kids dance to Swan Lake

You’re invited to your child’s end of year ballet and dance concert & graduation ceremony for 2019! There is no make up, no ticket costs, no rehearsals, no fuss. Just precious memories!

What does my child DO in ballet and dance class?

Our number 1 question explained... "so, what does my child DO in ballet and dance class?" The programme at Tiny Toes Ballet is unique. Our magical ballet dance classes have imagination as their theme. This aids in engaging the children while they are dancing and uses their creativity and expression. each preschool ballet dance class contains A familiar warm-up before we [...]

5 reasons why your kids should dance in kindy & year 1

So why is dancing good for my child? 1. rhythm and musicality During our kindy dance classes kids are exposed to different types of musical instruments and rhythms; With age-appropriate music and choreography, our Kindy kids learn best with familiar songs that are aimed at their age level that make Mum happy too! 2. skills for school and dance class [...]

What is batten disease? – Bounce4Batten

Batten Disease is a rare neurodegenerative genetic condition that is debilitating and sadly fatal that affects mostly children and there is still no known cure. The progression of the disease is rapid and children lose the ability to walk, talk, see and eat […]

Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser – meet a ballerina!

Cystic fibrosis – a cause close to our hearts! Cystic fibrosis is a life threatening genetic illness that affects 1 in 2,500 babies born in Australia. There is no cure at the present time and people with cystic fibrosis have to undergo constant physiotherapy and treatment throughout their lives. At Tiny Toes Ballet, we hold fundraising […]

What is different about a Tiny Toes Ballet Dance Concert?

Take a peek at our 2018 kids dance concert!Look at our beautiful preschoolers in their sparkly “Cinderella” themed ballgown & diamond tiara! Whilst our Kindy and Year 1 relived the all-time classic tale of Mary Poppins – supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

We [HEART] Five Dock Festival!

At Tiny Toes Ballet, our kids love to dance and perform! We also love supporting our local community, so every year you'll see our Tiny Tots, Preschoolers and Kindy Kids take time out of their day to dance and perform for the local community of Five Dock. Come along to beautiful Five Dock in Sydney's Inner West and watch our tiny [...]

Kids ballet & dance classes at Hornsby

Our kids ballet and dance classes are situated in a prime location in the heart of Hornsby. Close to parks, cafes, Hornsby Library and Westfield Hornsby Shopping Centre, it’s the perfect activity for preschoolers.

Top 5 parks with cafes

So, the kids are home for the Summer holidays, and you may be needing some inspiration for what you can get up too…well…you’re in luck because Tiny Toes Ballet has put together a fabulous list of our favourite Top 5 Parks with a Café. Win win right!!!

Preschool dance for kids

Preschool kids love moving to music. Get your kids to start preschool dance! Nurture your kid’s potential in dancing while they are young. Preschool is the right time to start their ballet and dance journey. Not everyone will grow up to be a professional dancer, however learning to dance is a wonderful life skill. Kids love singing nursery rhymes or [...]

Our Principal interviewed by Kid Magazine

Kid Magazine recently interviewed our Principal and founder of Tiny Toes Ballet, Rebecca Kidner. “I was equal parts thrilled and humbled to have been interviewed for Issue 41 of Kid Magazine”. Let’s see what Rebecca had to say […]

How to know if it’s a good ballet school?

a good ballet school meets your child's needs The ballet classes at Tiny Toes Ballet are based on the Royal Academy of Dance's International Curriculum. As a result, our ballet classes address young children's cognitive, motor and effective development. We use age-appropriate music and choreography. Movement is the medium through which creativity, expression and musicality are developed. There is no set uniform [...]

Top 5 Ballet Movies for Kids

Winter school holidays is all about cold, cozy days and nights snuggled up next to your loved ones under a warm blanket with an oversized bowl of freshly popped popcorn. Winter school holidays usually centre around comfort food, soft pillows, warm tea and great movies. The cold weather is about oversized hoodies and marshmallows dipped in hot chocolate. Winter is [...]

Kids dance concert magic – ‘sugar plum fairies’ & ‘alice in wonderland’

Take a peek at our 2017 kids dance concert! Look at our divine preschoolers in their gorgeous sugar plum fairy tutus. We love the fairy wings at the back. In 2017, our Kindy and Year 1 students danced to Alice in Wonderland. Our end of year kids dance concert is magical. You can bring as many family and friends as [...]

Dancing for kids

Think dance is all about giving your kids a chance to release some energy and run around the room in a tutu? Well, we won’t deny that’s a part of it, but dance also has a host of other benefits for a child’s physical, mental and social development. Here are six reasons why dance is so good for kids. […]

Let’s get social – Facebook, Instagram, Youtube!

Stay up to date with the latest posts, news and competitions. Subscribe to Facebook, Instagram or Youtube to get your daily dancing fix!

Do you want brilliant ballet fun, technique yet still age appropriate?

Ballet is a perfect choice for parents who are looking for an activity that combines fun, creativity and exercise. Tiny Toes Ballet goes the extra mile to ensure a magical experience for everyone. The Tiny Toes Ballet program is based on the Royal Academy of Dance International Syllabus, but when the children are here, it doesn’t feel like they’re doing [...]

Passionate dance teacher

We’d like to tell you about our dance teacher, the marvellous Miss Jo. Miss Jo started dancing when she was five years old and can’t imagine dance not being in her life. Miss Jo loves teaching your kids to dance and awakening in them a love of movement and […]

Be your daughter’s first (and secret favourite) dance partner

Calling all doting dads! Join us for a masculine take on our ‘Dance with Mummy’ classes. Give Mum a sleep in and bring your delightful little dancer (2.5 years+) along. Our 30-minute ‘Dance with Daddy’ class allows dads and their daughters to share a dance lesson together. We use props such as ribbon sticks, a parachute […]

Concert magic – ‘the nutcracker’ & ‘rapunzel’

Take a peek at our 2015 Concert Magic - our preschoolers danced to Rapunzel, whilst our Kindy and Year 1 students danced to The Nutcracker. Our end of year graduation concert is magical. You can bring as many family and friends as you like without having to pay for seats and you are welcome to take photos and videos of [...]

How important is a good ballet teacher?

My name is Stephanie, also known as “Miss Stephanie” to your beautiful ballerinas and danseurs. Your children have changed my life and here’s why … Having trained in the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, my first experience teaching ballet to little ones was at […]

From ballet mum to ballet teacher

From Mum to Teacher I am Laura. Some of you may know me as Miss Laura as I have the pleasure of teaching some of your very gorgeous children. My journey with Tiny Toes Ballet began several years ago when I walked into my first ‘Dance With Mummy’ class with my then two year old. Having been a dancer for [...]

What do you learn at ballet?

My name is Miss Lotus. I am part of the amazing teaching faculty at Tiny Toes Ballet and have also had the opportunity to spend some time in the Tiny Toes Ballet office, which has been both wonderful and inspiring. You see, it’s really quite a beautiful cycle […]

Take a peek at our preschool ballet class

Take a peek inside our Preschool Ballet class with Miss Bec! The children dance to different themes each term, taking them on a magical journey through The Beach, The Toy Kingdom, The Circus, Santa’s Workshop and many more […]

Tiny Toes Ballet – our tales to you!

From October, we will have an exciting new platform to keep all of our wonderful families up to date with important information and interesting happenings. Tiny Toes Ballet will be BLOGGING! With close to 1000 students and families at Tiny Toes Ballet, communication is key, therefore […]

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