In light of the current Covid infection rate our classes will all take place live on zoom until further notice. Please check with your nearest franchisee for details of their weekly online classes. We hope to be back dancing with you as soon as possible, but your safety is our highest concern.
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! Or maybe you know the perfect candidate to set up their own children's franchise in your area!
If you'd like to read more about our Covid Safety procedures click here
Tappy Toes baby and 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. We support your little ones in those crucial early years developmental stages. Come and release some of those endorphins with us! Get your baby or toddler moving in a Tappy Toes dance class near you, or join us for our LIVE online dance classes.
Tappy Toes baby, pre-school and toddler dance classes support your child's development...
MOTOR SKILLS • SOCIAL SKILLS • MUSICALITY • CONFIDENCE • POSTURE • CO-ORDINATION
supporting early years development from age 6 months and up...
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 and supports your child's crucial early years development. It is such a fantastic 'feel-good' activity. The benefits of dance are endless and include increased confidence, developing social skills, fine motor skills, coordination, balance, posture, body strength, following instructions, creativity, rhythm and musicality. We believe every child under 5 should attend a class like Tappy Toes to support the very early stages of their learning and development, setting them in good stead for when they start school.
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
How did tappy toes begin?
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.
franchise discovery hour
Want to create that perfect work/ life balance? Been made redundant and looking for a new caeer? If you love little ones and have the ambition to set up your own business, then why not find out more at one of our Franchise Discovery Hours on Zoom?
Register now for the next one...
Monday 25th January 2021 at 8pm via zoom
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, Staffordshire, London and Dublin. Some of the areas we run our toddler dance classes in are; Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Watford, Bushey, Kings Langley, Chipperfield, Bovingdon, Amersham, Chesham, Epping, Colchester, Tendring, Wanstead, Woodford, Fareham, Locks Heath, Southampton, Romsey, Portsmouth, Blandford, Poole, Stourpaine, Bournemouth, Forest HIll, Dulwich, Peckham, Lichfield, Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Burton on Trent, 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.
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.)