Tiny dancers support Tommy’s

Babyballet at the Shoreham Centre. Photo by Derek Martin DM16149303a

Babyballet at the Shoreham Centre. Photo by Derek Martin DM16149303a

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Babies and toddlers from the Shoreham babyballet group hopped, skipped and jumped during their weekly class on Tuesday to raise money for baby charity Tommy’s.

Members aged from six months to six years took part in a Danceathon and were sponsored to complete a Peppa Pig themed dance lesson to fund vital research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage.

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Little ones wearing their tutus went on an imaginary journey with Peppa and George Pig from their classroom, becoming princes and princesses at Buckingham Palace, where they danced in front of the Queen.

Kelly Tyler runs babyballet at the Shoreham Centre, in Pond Road, Shoreham, as well as classes at Steyning Leisure Centre and in Hove, Cuckfield and Haywards Heath.

Together, the classes from the area have already raised more than £1,000 and nationally, the 13,500 babyballet stars from across the country have raised £200,000.

Kelly said: “I’m delighted to bring the magic of babyballet to children in the area.

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“We have dance classes including ballet and tap for boys and girls, babies, tots, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school starters.

“Classes fill up really quickly, so it’s worth booking as soon as possible.”

The Danceathon was supporting Tommy’s vital research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage.

Tommy’s funds four research centres in the UK that investigate causes and find treatments for miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.

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It also provides advice and support for all parents-to-be to help them have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Visit www.babyballet.co.uk for more information about babyballet groups.

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