Tappy Toes Live Online and In Person Classes bookable NOW!  We are loving online streaming our sessions LIVE via zoom, so that everyone can join in with us at home, and now we are also back in our dance studios! Class booking is now available, so please choose the map pin nearest to you to meet your local Tappy Toes dance teacher. If you do not see a franchise in your area, feel free to check all our teachers timetables and join the online class that suits you! 

If you'd like to read more about our Covid Safety procedures click here

Tappy Toes toddler dance classes are a great way to introduce our youngsters to exercise at an early age and encourage them to build healthy habits for life. Harvard University have done studies on the effects of dancing on the body and brain. Do you need any other reason to consider starting your little one in a dance class? Tappy Toes run AWARD WINNING, active dancing classes for children aged 6 months to 5 years. Our baby, toddler and Pre-School dance classes are specifically designed to instil a life-long love of dance and movement into your little dancer. Come and release some of those endorphins with us! Get your little one moving in a Tappy Toes dance class near you, or join us for our LIVE online dance sessions.

Tappy Toes baby, pre-school and toddler dance classes can improve your child's...

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Tappy Toes toddler dance classes...

Tappy Toes, children's dance franchise, was created to introduce children and babies, as young as 6 months, to the world of music and dance. It was born from a passion to get the whole world dancing. It is such a fantastic 'feel-good' activity. The benefits of dance are endless. Dance is now being 'prescribed' as a treatment in some cases of depression!

Introducing your little one to dance at this early age could spark a real love for the art, which will last a lifetime! Keeping your child active is one of the most important things you can do for their physical health and mental well-being and I promise, you'll enjoy our dance classes too!

If this sounds like something you would love to do as a career, please enquire about our dance franchise opportunities

where are our dance class franchises?

Classes are now open in many locations throughout the UK and Ireland. Alternatively you can now join in with a Tappy Toes toddler dance class anywhere in the world, with our Tappy Toes online! Just click on the map pin closest to you to join in with your local teacher, or check all of our teachers timetables and choose one to suit you. All you need is a little bit of space and a lot of energy! You will need to download the ZOOM app onto your device and then you are good to go. 

You can find Tappy Toes dance classes in nurseries, church halls and studios. We currently have franchises in Essex, Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Hampshire, London and Dublin. Some of the areas we run our toddler dance classes in are; Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Watford, Bushey, Stevenage, Epping, Colchester, Tendring, Wanstead, Woodford, Fareham, Locks Heath, Southampton, Romsey, Portsmouth, Blandford, Poole, Stourpaine, Bournemouth, Wimbourne, Tetbury, Cirencester, Gloucester, Kingsway, Charlton Kings and many more!

New classes starting in Chipperfield, Hemel Hempstead, Chesham and Amersham in Hertfordshire. Lichfield, Tamworth, Burton on Trent and Sutton Coldfield in Staffordshire. Forest Hill, Peckham, Dulwich and Brockley in London.

Click the map pins for further details. If you can't find a class near you, please let us know, as we are opening new classes all the time! Email us with 'class near me' in the subject heading.

How did tappy toes begin?

We have been nominated for the Most Loved Music, Dance or Performing Arts Activity in the Whats on 4 Awards 2020. Voting has now closed and finalists will be announced at the beginning of September! Fingers crossed 🙂 

Claire Munday, Mother of 2 and Creator and Founder of Tappy Toes dance, has been dancing since the age of three.

Claire trained at Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom, Surrey, on a three year musical theatre course. She gained Distinctions in Ballet, Modern and Tap ISTD Teaching Associates, and an Anatomy Diploma, and has been teaching dance since she was 16 years old.

A professional dancer from 1998- 2010, she performed with major pop artists including Destiny’s Child, KT Tunstal and Catherine Jenkins. In west end venues, the Royal Albert Hall and the London Palladium, and in countless hair and fashion shows for companies including Marks and Spencer, Levis, Clarks, Wella and L’Oreal. She appeared on Top of the Pop’s, MTV, the Brit Awards, a series for ITV1, and a cinema and TV campaign for Lynx.

She is now an accomplished choreographer having worked on adverts for the Olympics 2012, Moshi Monsters and Lumi Jewellery, and on TV shows including CBeebies, Nuzzle and Scratch, ITV1s Wedding Dances and a Teachers TV series.

With over 15 years of teaching experience behind her, Claire created Tappy Toes baby and toddler dance classes in order to develop imagination, build confidence, improve coordination and inspire creativity in your youngsters, and to provide a fun but controlled environment for parent/carer and toddler to bond. The classes became so popular the decision was made to franchise the classes so that more children could enjoy them! During the Coronavirus pandemic, Claire decided to take all Tappy Toes classes live online, so that every child could experience the magic of DANCE even during social distancing and isolation. Classes are now available in studios across the UK. 

If you are interested in running your own children's dance franchise, download our franchise prospectus

Claire also runs Rise Studios, providing dance and drama classes to all ages in Rickmansworth and Watford, Hertfordshire.

Nursery Sessions

Tappy Toes Franchise Ltd runs dance classes in nurseries all over the country for 6 months to 4 year olds. Tappy Toes classes are enjoyed by babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers alike! If you own or work at a nursery and would like a free demo session, please get in touch! We are currently offering live zoom sessions to our nurseries, as well as in person, so you can still enjoy some dancing fun, even if your nursery hasn't opened up to outside providers yet!

Download our nursery information pack below. (The Nursery Information pack is for Nursery owners or managers. If you are a parent wanting to join a class near you, please click Book a Class for information on available dance classes in your area.)

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SHOULD I TAKE MY CHILD TO AN ACTIVITY GROUP DURING THE PANDEMIC?

When I got the email through inviting me to re-enrol my nearly-two-year-old son, Alfie, back onto his activity class, I wasn't sure what to do. It had been nearly 6 months since his class had stopped due to lockdown, and so much has changed. Were we really ready to go back?

Of course, my first concern was safety. With these waves of government announcements, new guidelines and rules, I wondered whether it was safe for us to attend these groups - should we be trying to stay at home?

I was also concerned about how Alfie would cope. It had been so long since we'd interacted with other children and families or attended organised activities - was he going to be able to handle the situation? Would he get upset? Would he behave? Could he social distance?

I was also worried that the activity itself just 'wouldn't be the same' as pre-covid. Would it be as much fun? Would Alfie get as much from the class? Would I feel comfortable?

I thought long and hard about it and came up with this conclusion...

Yes. We 100% needed to return.

With stringent guidelines in place, Alfie's group made clear the policies they'd put in place. They'd taken prevention qualifications, completed further risk assessments and had a full policy in action. I felt assured we'd be safe.

Despite my concerns about how he'd cope, I knew I needed to get Alfie socialising again (in any way possible) with other children and adults - for his developmental wellbeing. He's at such a pivotal age. I wanted to help his confidence, practical skills, listening and verbal skills - I didn't want him missing out any longer.

I was prepared to give it a try. To see how he'd get on and behave and to see how I felt about it all.

The first class back, we were welcomed so warmly. Yes, things were different - instructors wore masks, so did I. But after a few moments I forgot I was wearing it - and Alfie seemed not phased at all.

There was a one-way system. We didn't use some of the equipment we used to in class, but other than that it was the same as before.

And Alfie loved it!

He took the one way systems, distancing and other changes all in his stride. He loved being there. He loved the activity. He loved seeing and talking to other children - something we'd missed so much! He was excited. He was happy.

And so was I! For that 30 minutes, I forgot about the world outside, I just had the best time with this weekly piece of normality, spending time with my boy.

And as the next couple of weeks went by, Alfie got more and more confident, more and more involved and, together, we relaxed and had a brilliant time.

So, we are continuing to enrol on our covid-secure group. For that weekly bit of normality. For that opportunity to keep supporting Alfie's development. For that quality time together each week.

And, we get to support a local small business during this unprecedented time.

Our children's developmental needs will not wait for this all to be over, neither will our mental health. Find a group you feel safe and secure at, and find your new normal.

I'm pretty sure Alfie's very glad we did.

By Adele Clarke
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The rule of 6 does not apply to organised children’s activities, so rest assured we will still be dancing with you all!

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What our customers think...
  • “My child enjoys everything about a Tappy Toes class, except going home.”

    – Mum of Abigail aged 2 –

  • “Thank you Tappy Toes for a fantastic birthday party. I’ve never seen 15 three year olds so engrossed! The pom-poms were a particular favourite.”

    – Amanda, Epping –

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