Tiny dancers delight in Peppa Pig Danceathon

Baby ballerinas pose with Peppa Pig and George at Felpham Methodist Church hall on Saturday. Pictures: Kate Shemilt ks16001136-4
Baby ballerinas pose with Peppa Pig and George at Felpham Methodist Church hall on Saturday. Pictures: Kate Shemilt ks16001136-4

Babies and toddlers from babyballet groups in the area hopped, skipped and jumped during their weekly classes to raise money for baby charity Tommy’s.

Members aged from 18 months to five years took part in a Danceathon at Barnham Community Hall on Thursday and those aged from 18 months to three years took part at Felpham Methodist Church hall on Saturday.

Babyballet dancers enjoying their session ks16001136-3

Babyballet dancers enjoying their session ks16001136-3

The tiny dancers were sponsored to complete a Peppa Pig themed dance lesson to help fund vital research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage.

Little ones wearing their tutus went on an imaginary journey with Peppa Pig and her younger brother George Pig from their classroom.

They donned golden crowns to become princes and princesses at Buckingham Palace, where they danced to music in front of the Queen.

Jessica Smith runs babyballet Bognor Regis, which includes the classes in Barnham and Felpham as well as others in Bognor Regis and Pagham.

ks16001136-1 Jessica Smith with Eliza Minett, two

ks16001136-1 Jessica Smith with Eliza Minett, two

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 through the Danceathon for Tommy’s.

Jessica said: “I’m delighted to bring the magic of babyballet to the Bognor Regis area.

“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.”

ks16001136-2 'Jessica Smith with Ava Corkrey, two, and Olivia Holden, two

ks16001136-2 'Jessica Smith with Ava Corkrey, two, and Olivia Holden, two

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.

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 in this area.

ks16001136-5 Tiny dancer

ks16001136-5 Tiny dancer

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