It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Bebe Ballet offers preschool dance classes in ballet, jazz, tap and yoga.
Children are encouraged to learn in a non-competitive, supportive atmosphere. Our aim is that they will grow in confidence and develop poise and coordination whilst learning basic life principles such as good manners, behaviour, discipline and self respect.
Bebe Ballet’s program has been created by Bianca Kirk BA (Dance) Affil A.T.O.D. Bianca often finds inspiration from her own daughters as well as her students.
As a mother, Bianca understands and appreciates the importance of this stage of development for children. Bianca (known as Miss BeBe in the Twirltime classes) and her engaging team of dance teachers would love to share their enjoyment of dance with your budding ballerinas and premier danseurs.
My daughter was just over 2 years old. She was a normal little girl. She loved life, food, music, moving and exploring. Whenever we put music on she started to move and sway.
I decided, quite quickly and excitedly, that she HAD to start dance classes. But where? I knew what I wanted. I wanted some dancing that was ballet based and would include colour, props and children’s music that was familiar to her. Let’s face it – now that I’m a mummy I LOVE The Wiggles and Play School!!!
I started searching and we tried a few places but nothing seemed to be what I wanted for her. The classes either contained “only children’s music” or it was classes for just children eg no parent involvement or watching. I didn’t have an issue with not being in class. It’s just that Miss A – now 2 years old – was too young to be in a structured class without a carer helping to guide her.
I began researching and realised that no one in Adelaide seem to offer classes for children and their carer with a ballet focus. There was Gymnastics and Music classes but nothing for ballet. This was how Bebe Ballet started.
Bebe Ballet’s name came out of 2 different reasons:
Bebe is french for Baby. Ballet’s orgins began in France and the terminolgy is in French. Many ballet classes for preschoolers are called “Baby Ballet”. However a 3 year old will be very clear in telling you that they are not a baby!
Miss A would call herself “Bebe”
I started with 24 students for my first week of classes. The first term theme was “Noah’s Ark”. I had a toy ark and each week we would place a different animal into the ark. I noticed quite quickly that the more that the parents and carers helped their dancer the more the child would engage in the class.
Sometimes our little dancers lose concentration however I was amazed at how quickly they would absorb our content and “the routine of class”.
Teaching the preschoolers can be challenging but it is by far the most rewarding classes that we teach. To see children who can hardly talk (or are still in nappies) but are able to follow direction and show their interpretation of what you are doing and asking is amazing and we are honoured that we have such a positive impact on young children.
with a leap & twirl and a swishy pink swirl,
Miss Bianca x
i know what i know and i know what i think.
Everything's better, when it's in pink!
Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!
Don't just fly. Soar!
I just wanted to let you know how thrilled my daughter (and our family)
was with the concert on Sunday morning. Heidi loved every minute of it. I
can’t believe how much she has grown in confidence. Miss Tessa has been
so wonderful with her this year and the other teachers were fantastic on the day of the concert as well as the older girls who were helping.
Considering she did the Christmas concert last year and did not dance a
single step it’s hard to believe it was the same child on stage on
Sunday who was excited from the get go. Bebe Ballet has certainly been
the best thing Heidi has done.
A big thank you for the workshop at Marion today. My daughter has
not stopped talking about it. She is usually pretty shy and takes a
while to warm up to different situations, but she oozed confidence when I
picked her up which was so good to see.
Bebe Ballet has been such a confidence boost for her, so thank you very much! You guys do a great job.
"It's lovely to see the improvement in the skills of the little dancers every week and great to see the enthusiasm the mums, grandmas and even dads bring to the class."